Theodore W Kurtz, M.D.


Research Interests:
Molecular Genetics of Complex Disease, Genetic Models of Hypertension and the Metabolic Syndrome, Transcription Modulating Drugs

Hypertension affects 30% of the population and is a major cause of stroke, kidney failure, and heart disease. Patients with hypertension are also at increased risk for diabetes. Our laboratory is studying genetic mechanisms that promote increased blood pressure with the goal of identifying new opportunities for the prevention and treatment of hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

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