The University of Florida department of epidemiology at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine will host Dr. Alessandro Doria speaking on “Genetic Modulation of Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes: Translational Opportunities” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. EST. The talk is available to view via livestream at https://bit.ly/2DOL7gu.
Dr. Doria is an associate professor in the department of epidemiology and medicine at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a senior investigator in the section on genetics and epidemiology at Joslin Diabetes Center. Dr. Doria is engaged in the search for genes that influence susceptibility to macrovascular complications in Type 2 diabetes. Family studies have shown that genetic factors play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Dr. Doria is investigating the hypothesis that variability in genes involved in the atherosclerotic process itself may regulate the magnitude, the modality, and the timeframe of the arterial wall reaction to atherogenic factors such as insulin-resistance and diabetes.
To view Dr. Doria’s presentation, tune in on Dec. 6 at 4 p.m. EST to https://bit.ly/2DOL7gu. For archived lectures and a list of upcoming department lectures, visit https://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/seminar-series/.