Department / Division
Medicine / Medicine - Cardiology
Durham, NC 27710
General cardiology, heart failure
My research interests focus on the identification of genes and pathways that cause or modify cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure. Using the unique resources that are available to the Drosophila genetics/genomics community, my laboratory has developed strategies to examine cardiac function in fruit flies. Genetic screens of Drosophila have identified a variety of mutants that potentially influence cardiac function. Discoveries of new genes in fruit fly models of cardiovascular disease are then examined in mammals to better understand human heart disease.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.