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  • Mohsen Fathzadeh

    Mohsen Fathzadeh

    Research Scientist, Pediatrics - Pulmonary Medicine

    BioMohsen Fathzadeh is a Medical Geneticist and has 20+ years of experience in genomic science applications to advance health in diverse human populations. He conducted his Ph.D. thesis at Yale University, at Lab Prof Arya Mani, where he co-characterized a genetic form of familial Metabolic Syndrome. Since 2015, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford CV Med, Psychiatry, and PHS and eagerly conducting functional genomic analysis with mentorship from Professors Thomas Quertermous, Ruth O'Hara Drs. Joshua Knowles and David Rehkopf. Throughout collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc, he co-led identifying a gene regulator of body fat distribution and has been involved in characterizing several other insulin resistance and obesity-related genes. In his recent investigations, he analyzed the (epi)genetic link between newborn body fat distribution and high maternal gestational glucose levels in mother-child cohorts from multi-ethnic and deprived communities. He aims to leverage discoveries of genes and evolutionary pathways involved in regulating healthspan and age-related diseases and improve patients' lives. In his free time, Mohsen likes to go to the gym, swim and run, spend time with colleagues and learn about different cultures.