Keynote Speaker

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Donald W. Jacobsen, Ph.D., F.A.H.A
Staff, Joint Appointment with Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Cell Biology
Lerner Research Institute


Area of general research interests:

Cardiovascular disease, homocysteine metabolism, endothelial cell function, cobalamin and folate biochemistry

Current program:

  • Homocysteine as a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease
  • Vascular cell metabolism of homocysteine and gene-nutrient interactions
  • Homocysteine-induced gene expression in vascular cells
  • Vascular biochemistry of vitamin B12