group phot of lab members from 2016

Welcome to the Ahmad Lab at the University of Iowa

Our laboratory conducts basic and translational research into inherited cardiovascular disorders.

Research Interests Include:

Exploring the basis of inherited cardiovascular disorders through both basic and translational research into the genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying a number of cardiac diseases:

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy
  • Glycogen storage cardiomyopathy
  • Inherited arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary hypertension

Our laboratory uses a wide range of techniques in human, mouse and swine genetics and genomics, and fosters crosstalk between clinical studies, human molecular genetic studies, animal modeling, basic cellular and molecular studies, and computational systems biology analyses.

Visit our Research section to learn about current studies:

MYH7 R403Q pigs exhibit signs of chronic myocyte injury