Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, M.D.Professor, Department of Cell Biology
Linda and David Roth Chair for Cardiovascular Research
Center for Vascular Biology
|M.D.||New Jersey Medical School||Medicine|
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|Scientist of the Year||Great Minds in STEM|
The Rodriguez-Oquendo lab is studying the genetic link between healthy HDL cholesterol, heart disease, and infertility in women. This work suggests that variations within the SCARB1 gene, connected to HDL levels, are associated with heart disease risk as well as hormonal and fertility problems in women. The goal of the research discoveries is the development of methods to diagnose and, ultimately, treat heart disease and improve a woman’s ability to conceive.
Not accepting students for lab rotations at this time