Primary AppointmentAssociate Professor, Medicine: Cardiovascular Medicine
Genetics of complex disease
My group?s research is aimed at identifying and characterizing genetic contributors to complex disease susceptibility.
Type 2 diabetes: We are using a genome-wide association study (GWAS) approach to: (1) identify and characterize genetic variants that contribute to type 2 diabetes susceptibility in African American Sea Islanders of coastal South Carolina and Georgia, and (2) identify variants contributing to lipoprotein subclasses ? predictors of cardiovascular outcomes ? measured using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).