Mete Civelek, PhD, Receives Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association

April 9, 2024 by

Mete Civelek

Mete Civelek, PhD

Mete Civelek, PhD, an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and a resident faculty of the Center for Public Health Genomics, received the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.

The five-year grant supports established investigators who are in a rapid growth phase of their careers, have established records of accomplishments, and continue to show extraordinary promise. The research proposal, “Systems Genetics of Sex Differences in Cardiometabolic Disorders,” will study how the genetic makeup of individuals affects blood vessel cells and fat tissue differently in men and women. Members of the Civelek Lab will use a systems genetics approach to identify the molecular and cellular mechanism of genomic regions that show sex-specific association with coronary artery disease risk in humans. They will then expand these studies using a genome-wide approach to identify critical regulators of transcription that lead to sex differences in vascular smooth muscle cells and adipose tissue.

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