Dr. Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Human Genetic Research
Richard B. Simches Research Center
CPZN-5254 185 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: (617) 643-3091
Fax: (617) 643-6630

Dr. Simon Body
Dr. Ronen Durst
Dr. Mahyar Heydarpour
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Christine Seidman
Dr. Jon Seidman
Dr. Stan Shernan
Dr. Susan Slaugenhaupt
Dr. Kujtim Bodinaku
Ms. Svetlana Gorbatov
Mr. James Gosnell
Ms. Adrienne Kicza
Ms. Barbara McDonough
Ms. Leah Rastiello
Ms. Elizabeth Sparks

Susan Slaugenhaupt, PhD, is currently a Principal Investigator in the Center for Human Genetic Research, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Associate Geneticist in the Department of Neurology/Molecular Neurogenetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also Co-Director of the Genetics and Genomics Unit of the MGH Clinical Research Program.  Dr. Slaugenhaupt joined the laboratory of Dr. James F. Gusella as a postdoctoral research fellow in 1991, and she obtained her first faculty position at MGH in 1995.  Since that time, she has built a strong research program aimed at understanding the genetic basis of human disease.

Education / Training
Bachelor's Degree: B.S. in Biology from Eckerd College Doctoral Degree: M.S. and Ph.D in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh

Research focus:
Our goal is to clone the genes that cause the MMVP2 and MMVP3 forms of familial mitral valve prolapse, and to identify other genes that play a role in the development of this common disease.

Representative Publications:
Levine RA, Slaugenhaupt SA. Molecular genetics of mitral valve prolapse. Curr Opin Cardiol. 2007; 22(3):171-5.

Nesta F, Leyne M, Yosefy C, Simpson C, Dai D, Marshall JE, Hung J, Slaugenhaupt SA, Levine RA. New locus for autosomal dominant mitral valve prolapse on chromosome 13: clinical insights from genetic studies. Circulation 2005;112(13):2022-30.

Freed LA, Acierno JS Jr, Dai D, Leyne M, Marshall JE, Nesta F, Levine RA, Slaugenhaupt SA. A locus for autosomal dominant mitral valve prolapse on chromosome 11p15.4. Am J Hum Genet. 2003;72(6):1551-9.

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