Ernst J. Schaefer, M.D., Laboratory Director
Senior Scientist and Professor, Medicine and Nutrition
Research focus: nutrition, genetics, aging, gender effects, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk
Bela Asztalos, Ph.D.
Scientist I and Associate Professor, Medicine
Research focus: HDL and cardiovascular disease risk subspecies, coronary heart disease risk, and nutrition
Stefania Lamon-Fava, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientist I and Associate Professor, Nutrition
Research focus: hormonal replacement, nutrition, lipoproteins, and cardiovascular disease risk
Julian Marsh, M.D.
Scientific Advisor and Professor Emeritus, Medicine
Research focus: lipoprotein metabolism and cholesterol absorption
Mariko Tani, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow.
Research Focus: the composition and metabolism of high density lipoprotein particles
Hironobu Akao, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Focus: Plasma lipoproteins, genetics, and heart disease in the elderly
Esther Ooi, PhD , Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Focus: the effects of dietary modification and pharmacologic intervention on human lipoprotein metabolism
Joi Augustin Gleason, M.S., R.D., Senior Research Nutritionist
Margaret Diffenderfer, Ph.D., Senior Research Assistant
Katalin V. Horvath, M.S., Research Assistant
Michael Horan, BS , Graduate Student
Research Focus: the effects of omega 3 fatty acids on cardiovascular risk and mononuclear cell gene expression
Ebony Green, Budget and Administrative Assistant
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