Bina Joe received a National Level Research Fellowship from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, and obtained her Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Mysore, Mysore, India, in 1997. After a brief postdoctoral position at the Indian Institute of Science, she worked at AstraZeneca India before moving to NIH as an International Fogarty Research Scholar. There she began working on the genetics of complex diseases using rat models. In 2001, Dr. Joe was appointed as an Assistant Professor and rose to being a Full Professor in 2008. Dr. Joe’s research on the genetics of hypertension is funded through multiple grants from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. She works predominantly with the Dahl salt-sensitive (S) and Dahl salt-resistant (R) rats that were inbred at her institution by her predecessor Professor Rapp. Through sustained substitution mapping and systems biology approaches, Dr. Joe’s laboratory has identified multiple genomic loci linked to hypertension. Her most recent work has identified that variants of genes linked to hypertension in rats that are also genetically associated with human essential hypertension. Dr. Joe continues to serve as a Member of several NIH study sections since 2005. She has also served as an International Reviewer for the Medical Research Council of UK, the Czech Republic and the WELLCOME trust. In 2010, she was honored with the Young Scholar’s Award from the American Society of Hypertension. In 2012, Dr. Joe became the founding Director of the Center for Hypertension and Personalized Medicine, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, Toledo, OH, USA. Dr. Joe also continues to head the Program in Physiological Genomics within the center which is focused on understanding the genetic components of pathophysiological conditions of the cardiovascular system.
Biography Updated on 2 September 2012