Ferhaan Ahmad M.D., Ph.D.

Ferhaan  Ahmad M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Radiology
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
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Lab phone: 
319-335-9183
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Research Focus: 

Dr. Ahmad is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at the University of Iowa, which brings together basic scientists at the Carver College of Medicine and clinicians at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) who are focusing on heritable cardiovascular disorders. He directs a laboratory conducting basic and translational research into the genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying inherited cardiovascular disorders, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, glycogen storage cardiomyopathy, inherited arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension. His laboratory uses laboratory uses a wide range of techniques in human and mouse genetics and genomics, and fosters crosstalk between clinical studies, human molecular genetic studies, animal modeling, basic cellular and molecular studies, and computational systems biology analyses. At the UIHC Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, an interdisciplinary team evaluates, counsels, and treats patients with inherited cardiovascular disorders and their families.

Research Mode: 
Clinical
Experimental
Research Paradigm(s): 
Cellular Signalling Pathways
Chromatin and Histone Modifications
DNA Methylation and Epigenetics
Genetic Association Studies
Genetic Engineering
MiRNA and Post-transcriptional Regulation
Mutation
Network and Systems Biology
Non-coding RNA
Population Genetics
Sequencing and Variant Detection
Transcription and Transcriptional Regulation
Translation and Post-translational Modifications
Applications: 
Cardiovascular System
Endocrine System
Metabolism and Nutrition
Respiratory System
Organisms: 
Human
Rodent (mouse/rat)
Swine
College: 
Carver College of Medicine

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