Understanding gene-environmental/diet interaction to improve cardiometabolic health

January 18, 2017

News Flash January 12, 2017


Simin LiuSimin LiuAt the Invitati
on of Professor Eric Schadt, Chair of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, Professor Simin Liu visited the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, where he gave a lecture titled Understanding gene-environmental/diet interaction to improve cardiometabolic health” to an audience of faculty and trainees. Professor Liu also met with faculty and trainees at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and discussed challenges and opportunities for research and training in precision medicine and public health and potential for collaboration between Brown’s Center for Global Cardiometabolic Health (CGCH) and the Icahn Institute. Those who participated in the meetings and discussion include members of the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at Mount Sinai: Dr. Ruth Loos, Professor of Preventative Medicine and Director of the Genetics of Obesity and Related Metabolic Traits Program at Mount Sinai; Dr. Seungyeul Yoo, senior scientist; Dr. Yong Zhao, assistant professor; Dr Zhidong Tu, assistant professor; Dr. Ke Hao, Associate Professor; and Dr. Jun Zhu, professor.