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Paterson, Andrew D. - MB ChB, BSc(Hons)
University of Toronto Appointment(s): Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Other Appointment(s): Senior Scientist, Program in Genetics and Genome Biology, Hospital for Sick Children
686 Bay St
Toronto, ON M5G oA4
Diabetes Related Research Activities:
Long-term complications of diabetes, including eye and kidney disease cluster in families suggesting that genetic factors may be involved. Using DNA from large numbers of people with diabetes who have their complications measured, we are using high throughput methods to measure all of the common genetic variation in the human genome to identify which ones are associated with specific complications. In addition, we are identifying genetic loci that are associated with the major risk factors for diabetes complications – glycemia, blood pressure, body composition and lipids.