Brian J. Bennett, Ph.D.

Brian J. Bennett Ph.D.

Position Title
Research Leader for the Obesity and Metabolism Unit (WHNRC)

Unit
GGNB Faculty


Bio

Examining the relationship among many types of data such as genetic variants, gene expression levels and metabolite levels and how these interact to increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease; particularly how diet affects gene expression. Research is concentrated on the role of a particular metabolite (TMAO) which appears to change with diet, and is predictive of cardiovascular disease in humans. Dr. Bennett is working to identify the interaction of groups of genes, also called biologic networks regulating TMAO levels and affecting cardiovascular disease.