Chris Newton-Cheh is a heart failure cardiologist and human geneticist.  The Newton-Cheh lab studies the genetic basis of cardiovascular traits and disease, follows up genetic leads to identify previously unsuspected disease mechanisms, and tests the impact of genetics on response to drugs and environment.  We are leveraging the rapid growth of human genetics to identify genetic variants that underlie hypertension, heart failure and arrhythmias, to translate genetic discoveries into an improved understanding of human physiology through clinically-focused research, and to define the role of genetics and other factors in predicting patients’ risk of disease and likelihood of a beneficial or toxic response to drug therapies.