Overview

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

Our 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

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

About Dr. Fairweather

Dr. Fairweather is the director of translational research for the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic's Florida campus. She is also an associate professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.