Hereditary Genetics: Current Research

Hereditary Genetics: Current Research
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Aldon Lusis J

Aldon Lusis J

Aldon Lusis J
Professor
University School of Medicine, USA

Biography

Jake Lusis received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Oregon State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow with Kenneth Paigen in the Molecular Biology Department, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo, NY. Since 1979, he has been on the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he is presently Professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Medicine. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Human Genetics, where he is also Vice Chairman. He has served on advisory panels for the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and various private companies and organizations. Presently, he serves on the Board of Scientific Counselors, NHLBI. Among his awards are the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Research, the American Heart Association Duff Award, and the NAVBO Benditt Award.

Research Interest

Molecular genetic approaches in atherosclerosis research.
Genetic factors in lipoprotein metabolism:  Mouse model

Molecular genetic approaches in atherosclerosis research.
This program project is concerned with the identification and characterization of genetic factors contributing to energy homeostasis and metabolic disease.  The emphasis is on combined human-mouse approaches.  Project 1 (A. Lusis, PI) focuses on systems genetics analysis of metabolic disorders in mice

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