About the Lab

The Cardiovascular Biomarkers Laboratory of Iftikhar J. Kullo, M.D., at Mayo Clinic focuses its research efforts on biomarkers of cardiovascular risk.

In particular, research in the Cardiovascular Biomarkers Lab includes investigations related to:

  • Genetic markers
  • Circulating biomarkers of cardiovascular risk
  • Assays of arterial function

Dr. Kullo and his research team in the lab, along with numerous research collaborators, are engaged in many ongoing research projects and studies, including the genetics of atherosclerosis, familial hypercholesterolemia, proteomic markers for vascular disease, and peripheral arterial disease, among other investigations.

About Dr. Kullo

Dr. Kullo is a consultant and an esteemed professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Kullo is a graduate of the College of Science in Srinagar, India. He completed residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at Mayo Clinic and joined the faculty of Mayo Clinic in 1999.

In addition to being the principal investigator of the Cardiovascular Biomarkers Lab, Dr. Kullo is the director of the Early Atherosclerosis Clinic at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Kullo is widely published in the field of vascular medicine, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular genomics and shared decision-making. Dr. Kullo is involved with the education of medical students and with Mayo Clinic continuing medical education.

Research in Dr. Kullo's Cardiovascular Biomarkers Lab receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and other organizations.