A Heart for Hearts

Thursday, January 18

​Washington University faculty and MSTP alumnus, Dr. Patrick Y. Jay, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, was recently featured in the Washington University Record for his research on the complex genetic architecture of congenital heart disease and why maternal age is a risk factor. His lab asks why some individuals with a disease-causing mutation have heart defects while others do not.

Dr. Jay entered the MSTP in 1989, after earning a B.S. in Chemistry from Stanford University. He completed a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and Biochemistry, under the direction of Dr. Elliot Elson of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. Following graduation with the MD-PhD degree in 1995, Dr. Jay completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Boston Children's Hospital. He joined Washington University faculty in 2004. In addition to spending time in lab and clinics, he also serves on the MSTP Admissions Committee.

Get more of the story in the Washington University Record.
Read about Dr. Jay's lab here.
Read through Dr. Jay's publications on PubMed.

(Photo credit:  Tom Warwick)

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