Ludmila Pawlikowska, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesia
Dr. Pawlikowska studies genomics of complex human phenotypes, including stroke, longevity and cardiovascular phenotypes. Her main focus is genetics of vascular malformations, including brain AVMs, an important cause of stroke in young adults, and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia. Approaches include genome-wide association studies, screening for rare variants and investigation of somatic variation. A second focus is genetics of human aging and longevity, via the Longevity Consortium; current work includes transcriptome sequencing to correlate gene expression with varying lifespan and stress resistance in bird species. Other projects include admixture mapping of cardiovascular traits and genetic variation in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.