Svati Shah, M.D., MHS, has been appointed director of the Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory and associate dean of genomics.
The Genomic Medicine Collaboratory will spur innovations in precision medicine, genetics and genomics to achieve distinguished impacts in genetics-based discoveries, research methods and translational care to clinical care. Several members of the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology (GCB) will take part in this collaboratory.
Dr. Shah is a professor of medicine and serves as the vice-chief of translational research and director of the Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic in the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine. She is also a faculty member and co-director of Translational Research in the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and a faculty member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Her early research led to the identification of novel genetic variants and pathways leading to premature heart disease in families. Currently, her NIH-funded translational lab studies metabolic and genetic pathways of cardiometabolic diseases, integrating diverse genomic, metabolomic and proteomic techniques for identification of novel mechanisms of disease and biomarkers.
As director, Dr. Shah will coordinate efforts among institutes, centers and departments in all areas of genetics and genomics, ranging from fundamental basic science to clinical genomics and precision medicine.