Andrew Paterson

Degrees, Title/Position:
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology, SickKids Research Institute
Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair in Genetics of Complex Diseases

Goal Groups/Integration Themes:
Digital Health to Improve Diabetes Care


Long-term complications of diabetes, including eye and kidney disease cluster in families suggesting that genetic factors may be involved. Using DNA from large numbers of people with diabetes who have their complications measured, we are using high throughput methods to measure all of the common genetic variation in the human genome to identify which ones are associated with specific complications. In addition, we are identifying genetic loci that are associated with the major risk factors for diabetes complications – glycemia, blood pressure, body composition and lipids.

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