Our Research Interests

Our laboratory investigates the interplay between the host genetics, microbiome, and environmental exposures in the development of complex diseases, including Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and craniosynostosis. We combine genetic mapping in admixed and isolated populations with systems biology approaches and experimental studies to gain a deeper understanding of the biological pathways involved in disease pathogenesis and risk transmission. A detailed description of current projects can be found under the Research tab.

In Other News

In partnership with the Jewish Crohn’s & Colitis Support Group, we organized the first “ROAD TO PREVENTION” event in Monsey, NY sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and aimed to raise community awareness for IBD and related research. The goal is to enroll patients and family members into ongoing and future studies to help develop new approaches to reduce the risk of IBD.

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