Problems in Complex Disease Biology Colloquium

Date: 
March 31, 2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am

TOPIC: 'Linking "Genotype" to Phenotype in Complex Genetic Cardiomyopathies: From Computational Biophysics to Animal Models'
SPEAKER: Jil C. Tardiff, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and cellular & molecular medicine, UA Division of Cardiology; vice chair for research, UA Department of Medicine; member, UA Sarver Heart Center; and the Steven M. Gootter Endowed Chair for the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death, UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Dr. Jil Tardiff, a leading scientist at the UA Sarver Heart Center and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, will take us on an exciting ride from rare genetic variants all the way to heart disease phenotypes, leveraging a unique breadth of expertise that encompasses biophysics, animal models and clinical cardiology. The distinct but complementary components of Jil's work create a scientific landscape of remarkable complexity and richness, one that fits (and pushes forward) the complex disease paradigm like few others.

This event is sponsored by the Arizona Center for the Biology of Complex Diseases at the University of Arizona, which is led by Director Donata Vercelli, MD, who is also a UA professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, associate director, UA Asthma and Airway Disease Research Center, and a member of the UA BIO5 Institute.

CONTACT: Donata Vercelli, MD | donata@email.arizona.edu