Dr. Yan Ru Su is Research Associate Professor and Director of the Core Laboratory for Cardiovascular Translational and Clinical Research in the Department of Medicine, Division of cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Su earned her MD degree in China and completed her postdoctoral training in Molecular Genetics at University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The main function of Dr. Su ’s Core Lab is to facilitate investigations on clinical outcome studies, biomarkers in heart failure, molecular genetic mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and dyslipidemia, and to provide resource support for cardiovascular translational and clinical research to Vanderbilt faculty and trainees. Since 2009, Dr. Su’s Core Lab has played a key role in establishing the cardiovascular disease registry and biorepository. As of 2015, over 10,000 specimens have been collected and well maintained the biorepository. These include plasma and serum samples, DNA, RNA, and human cardiovascular tissues. Since 2012, Dr. Su has collaborated with Dr. Jefferson and the Memory & Aging Project team to support the processing and storing of project biosamples.