John Kane, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Co-Director UCSF Adult Lipid Clinic

Dr. Kane’s research has two major foci: The first is elucidation of the molecular speciation and function of human high density lipoproteins. This involves detailed mass spectrometric identification of constituent protein and lipid molecular species and discovery of their functional roles in metabolism and the immune defense. The second is the identification of genetic determinants of disorders of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism and cardiovascular disease, now including the study of epigenetic factors, pharmacogenomics, and the genetics of aging.