We aim to develop an innovative approach to generate, at high-throughput, isogenic induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), and use their differentiated progeny to understand the impact of human genetic variation on the risk of developing coronary artery disease (CAD). A genomic variant associated with CAD, myocardial infarction (Ml), abdominal aortic aneurysm, and intracranial aneurysm is found in a stretch of chr9p21 devoid of known genes. We will use this locus as a model for our study;while focusing on 9p21, our overall approach will be broadly applicable to the study of HLBS diseases of complex genetic architecture.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Project--Cooperative Agreements (U01)
Project #
5U01HL107436-04
Application #
8689147
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZHL1)
Program Officer
Jaquish, Cashell E
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
4
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Scripps Research Institute
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
La Jolla
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
92037