I am a newly appointed Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, now looking for talented and motivated post-docs to join my group.
During my postdoctoral fellowship, I have been investigating the genetic and molecular basis of congenital heart disease. My research is translational and interdisciplinary, combining methods from the molecular epidemiology field - such as genomic, metabolomic, and transcriptomic work in large population-based studies - with functional work in vertebrate models to reach new insights into cardiac development and malformations.
We collaborate closely with many groups at Stanford including the laboratories of Erik Ingelsson, Euan Ashley, and Tom Quertermous (see more at www.priestlab.org) and have ongoing active collaborations developing methods with the department of computer science. We will work with several large datasets with different types of -omics data, such as the UK Biobank and the Pediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium. We use a range of methods and data sources including rare variant analyses, traditional GWAS, inheritance modeling, and network-based approaches to discover novel genetic loci conferring risk for congenital heart disease.