Genetics of the Brain-Heart Connection

April 1, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Svati Shah, MD, MS, MHS

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenback Memorial Fund
Dr. Svati H. Shah is a physician scientist and Associate Dean of Genomics and Director of Precision Genomics Collaboratory in the Duke School of Medicine; Vice-Chief of Translational Research and Director of the Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine; Co-Director of Translational Research in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI); and a faculty member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Her research focus is on metabolic and genetic pathways of cardiometabolic diseases, integrating diverse genomic, metabolomic and proteomic techniques for identification of novel mechanisms of disease and biomarkers. Her multi-disciplinary molecular epidemiology lab within the DMPI has quantitative and molecular components and leverages large biorepositories on to perform discovery studies using omics technologies, with subsequent functional validation for mechanistic insight.