Dr. Ron Do, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences. He is appointed as a member of the Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine, the Center for Statistical Genetics, the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, and the Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Do was a Postdoctoral Fellow (2010 to 2013) and Instructor in Medicine (2013 to 2015) at the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and a research affiliate at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Dr. Do’s research focuses on the genetic and biological bases of complex traits and diseases with a particular emphasis on coronary artery disease (CAD) and related cardio-metabolic risk factors. Specifically, Dr. Do’s current research activities include: 1) inferring causal relationships between complex traits and diseases; 2) leveraging population genetic approaches to understand the genetic architecture of complex disease; 3) integrating genetic and functional data to understand the phenotypic links between complex traits and diseases; and recently, 4) conducting genetic studies to inform genomic medicine using electronic medical records linked to large-scale biobanks.