Pradeep Nataranjan

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital - Current
  • MD, University of California, San Francisco - 2008
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley - 2004

I study mechanisms that alter risk in the development of atherosclerotic-related traits and variation in blood lipids through human genetics. These approaches involve the analyses of genotyping platform arrays and next-generation sequencing in families and large-scale efforts and are complemented by genotype-based deep phenotyping approaches. 

In addition to being a clinical cardiologist, I hope to run a translational laboratory leveraging human genomics, the electronic health record, and human physiology experiments to discover novel pathways contributing to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

With a background in molecular biology and an interest in interpreting large biological datasets to human disease, I was drawn to this multi-dimensional biomedical informatics training program that offers comprehensive informatics training and flexibility to complement my education as needed to provide a sound foundation for my research projects and career goals.