J. Travis Hinson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Utilizes genomic approaches like CRISPR/CAS to interrogate mechanisms of inherited cardiovascular disorders especially those that lead to heart failure.

Travis Hinson, M.D., is an NIH-funded scientist and clinical cardiologist with specialization in inherited cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Hinson is the Jim Calhoun Endowed Associate Professor of Cardiology and Genetics at The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, a precision medicine genomics institute based in Farmington, CT. Dr. Hinson’s research focuses on developing best-in-class cardiovascular disease models using human stem cells, tissue engineering, micro physiological devices, as well as mouse models. The Hinson Lab is developing a next generation of genome editing therapeutics to treat inherited cardiovascular diseases that are incompletely addressed by current therapies. Dr. Hinson also serves as Founding Director of CV Genetics at UConn Health, where he provides clinical care for individuals with inherited forms of cardiovascular disorders. Dr. Hinson attended Harvard Medical School, completed residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital, and completed a Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.