About the Lab

The Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Laboratory of DeLisa Fairweather, Ph.D., studies the identification of biomarkers that can be used as diagnostic and therapeutic options for cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.

Dr. Fairweather's Translational Cardiovascular Disease Research Lab, which is located at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, focuses on several areas of research, including:

  • Discovering individualized therapies and improved diagnoses for chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Understanding how sex differences in inflammation caused by environmental exposures can lead to chronic inflammatory diseases
  • Examining the immunopathogenesis of myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy and heart failure

Dr. Fairweather's goal is to develop research breakthroughs by better understanding the pathogenesis of disease characterized by sex differences. She ultimately hopes to discover new diagnostic techniques and novel therapies for patients with myocarditis and other cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.