Understanding the genetic, epigenetic, and environmental influences on lung development.
What are the genetic variants influencing complex heart, lung, blood, and sleep traits and diseases in Asian American subgroups?
Variants of unknown significance (VUS) confound the value of genetic testing. We need to improve our understanding of the clinical significance of VUS so we can more definitively re-classify them as pathologic or benign variants.
What are the protective genetic modifiers that may be associated with a Duchenne phenotype more resistant to the development of cardiac and pulmonary fibrosis and subsequent pulmonary/cardiac dysfunction? . Are there genetic modifiers that may ameliorate or enhance the onset of cardiac and/or pulmonary dysfunction?