Press Release October 09, 2013

JAX heart, kidney researcher Ron Korstanje, Ph.D., named American Heart Association Fellow

Bar Harbor, Maine – Jackson Laboratory Assistant Professor Ron Korstanje, Ph.D., is now a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

Korstanje, who first came to The Jackson Laboratory in 2001 as a postdoctoral fellow and was promoted to the faculty earlier this year, focuses his studies on kidney and heart disease, using mouse, zebrafish and C. elegans as laboratory models.

He is an active member of the American Heart Association (AHA) in both the Interdisciplinary Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology and the Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease.

Notifying Korstanje of the honor, the AHA commented, “Election as a Fellow of the American Heart Association recognizes your scientific and professional accomplishments and volunteer leadership and service. By earning the right to include the initials F.A.H.A. among your credentials, you let colleagues and patients know that you have been welcomed into one of the world’s most eminent organizations of cardiovascular and stroke professionals.”

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. It employs a total staff of more than 1,500. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.