Inflammation in cardiometabolic disease development
Dr. Ferguson completed a BA in Human Genetics at Trinity College Dublin, and a PhD in Nutrigenomics at University College Dublin, Ireland, before moving to Philadelphia for postdoctoral training in Cardiovascular Genomics at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ferguson moved to Nashville to join the faculty at Vanderbilt in October 2014.
The Ferguson lab is broadly focused on genomic and environmental determinants of complex disease, and in particular on the role of inflammation in cardiometabolic disease development. Our research utilizes both “wet” and “dry” lab approaches, with a particular focus on functional genomics and translational research. We are interesting in using large-scale high-throughput omics data, including genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and metagenomics to understand the interactions between genetic and environmental factors in disease development.