Jane F. Ferguson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
My research focuses on the genetics of cardiometabolic diseases, with a particular focus on functional genomics and clinical translation. I am interested in the interactions between genetic and environmental factors in disease development, and in the use of evoked phenotypes as a tool for genomic discovery. My current research projects include: 1) Understanding the genomic determinants of febrile illness; 2) The role of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in adipose inflammation; 3) The interaction between diet and the microbiome in cardiometabolic risk; 4) The effect of ventricular assist device implantation on pericardial adipose inflammation.