HudsonAlpha DNA Day featured activity

David Altshuler to speak on diabetes research

David Altshuler, M.D., Ph.D., a clinical endocrinologist, human geneticist and founding core member of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Mass., will discuss diabetes research at the Jackson Center, adjacent to HudsonAlpha, on April 27 at 9 a.m.  This presentation is free but seating is limited and registration is required.  Registration is available here.

Altshuler studies human genetic variation. He and his colleagues have developed laboratory tools and analytical methods necessary to enable the systematic study of human genetic variation for its role in common diseases. He has discovered gene variants that influence the risk of common conditions, including type 2 diabetes, blood cholesterol, heart attack, prostate cancer, systemic lupus erythematosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Altshuler has been on the faculty of Harvard since 2000 and is currently a professor of genetics and medicine at Harvard Medical School, and in the department of molecular biology, the diabetes unit of the department of medicine, and the Center for Human Genetic Research, all at Massachusetts General Hospital.