Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

at the University of Washington

Core Faculty

Jay W. Heinecke MD

University of Washington
Medicine/Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition


Office: 206.543.3470

Research in the Heinecke laboratory focuses on understanding the role of high density lipoprotein (HDL-the good form of cholesterol) in the pathogenesis of heart disease. Major efforts focus on using a state-of-the-art chemical analytical methods we have developed to identify specific HDL particle populations and proteins that predict heart attacks in apparently healthy people. We are particularly interested in identifying heart disease risk factors in patients with diabetes, who are at greatly increased risk of heart disease.

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