THE GENOMIC DECRYPTION LAB AT MMRI
NATHAN TUCKER, PHD
Using Genetic Diversity to Understand Human Health
What are the unexpected genes and pathways associated with human disease? Through which cell types do these genes act? How can we comprehensively assess variants of unknown significance to aid in clinical interpretation? These questions and more underlie our research mission. They take us to odd model systems, challenging molecular and analytic approaches, and rapid implementation of technological advances.
UNIQUE MODELS OF CARDIOVASCULAR FUNCTION
The human species only contains so much variability in physiological function, but the animal kingdom provides unique adaptations that might be considered pathology in human. We partner with species experts to understand how these adaptations lead to their unique physiology at the molecular level.