User Biography : Marcus G. Pezzolesi, has received both Ph.D. and M.P.H. degrees, and he is working as a Research Associate in the Section of Genetics and Epidemiology at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Mass, USA, and as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D. degree in biological sciences from the Ohio State University, in 2008 and his M.P.H. degree in quantitative methods from Harvard University’s School of Public Health in 2012. Pezzolesi’s research interests focus on investigating the genetic basis of diabetes and diabetic complications in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He has published 20 papers in peer reviewed journals, most notably his seminal report of the first genome-wide association study of diabetic nephropathy which highlighted potential novel pathways involved in the shaping of susceptibility to kidney complications in diabetes, and has authored more than 40 abstracts presented in national and international conferences and workshops. Pezzolesi is a Member of the American Society of Human Genetics.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2012