Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Geomics Branch

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.

Gary H. Gibbons
Senior Investigator
Metabolic, Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch

Cardiovascular Disease Section

A.B. Princeton University, 1978
M.D. Harvard University, 1984

phone (301) 496-5166
fax (301) 402-0818
Building 31, Room 5A48
31 Center Dr, MSC 2486
Bethesda, MD 20892-2486

Selected Publications

The Cardiovascular Disease Section (CVDS) specializes in multi-disciplinary translational research, in concordance with the traditional genotype-to-phenotype (G2P) imputations of the NHGRI as a whole. More specifically, CVDS is utilizing a combination of noninvasive cardiovascular imaging, massively parallel sequencing, biomedical informatics, systems biology, and genomic epidemiology to conduct ultra-large-scale data analyses. The mission of the CVDS team is to understand the relationships and interdependencies between clinical phenotypes, human behavior, biosurveillance, molecular interactions, as well as genomic and social determinants on gene expression and their contribution to health disparities in cardiovascular disease. Our objective is to develop community-based cohorts and novel genomic science resources for defining the biological significance of ancestry-related genomic variation in African-Americans. Through this process, we aim to build a shared-use research infrastructure that supports leading-edge cardiovascular science.

A long-standing interest of Dr. Gibbons is to mentor and develop a critical mass of talented investigators who will emerge as leaders of independent research programs and cross-disciplinary, collaborative research teams to further elucidate the underpinnings of racial and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular health.
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Last Updated: June 9, 2014