The principal focus of our research is identification of disease-causing genes and elucidation of pathogenetic mechanisms in inherited disorders of the heart's contraction and rhythm. Our clinical studies focus on gene discovery studies in families with dilated cardiomyopathy and/or atrial fibrillation. The functional consequences of DNA variants identified in families are evaluated using in vitro techniques as well as in mouse and zebrafish models.
Broad Research Areas:
Cardiology and Vascular Disease
BSc (Med), MB BS Syd, FRACP, MD UNSW
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Fellow, Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Member, Basic Sciences Council, American Heart Association
Specific Research Keywords:
Molecular Cardiology, Cardiomyopathy, Genetics, Arrhythmias, Atrial fibrillation