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Jake Lusis, UCLA School of Medicine, USA
Jake Lusis

Dr Jake Lusis, is vice chair of the Department of Human Genetics,  and Professor at the Departments of Medicine, Cardiology, Human Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, at the University of California, Los Angeles, California. He has a B.S. in Chemistry from Washington State University and a Ph.D in Biophysics from Oregon State University. He completed his postdoctoral training on Molecular Genetics at the Roswell Park Memorial Institute Buffalo, in New York.

Dr Lusis research is focused on complex genetic traits, particularly those related to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Using high throughput technologies, such as expression arrays and sequencing, together with genetic analysis ('systems genetics') his lab is trying to understand the factors affecting susceptibility to cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, by studying traits relevant to these disorders, such as atherosclerotic lesions, heart remodeling, obesity, and insulin resistance, among inbred strains of mice.

Dr. Lusis has extensive teaching responsibilities, which he enjoys a lot, and has mentored an impressive number of scientists. He has published almost 500 articles and has served on numerous editorial boards.

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