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Lab Members

Dr. Paul Grossfeld, P.I. has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences including most recently the Weinstein Meeting on Cardiovascular Development (Tucson, May 2013) and the prestigious 7th Takao International Symposium on Etiology and Morphogenesis of Congenital Heart Disease (Tokyo)

Research Interests: Dr. Grossfeld earned his bachelors degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine where he also did graduate work in molecular biology on yeast mitochondrial genetics, as well as in the laboratory of Nobel Laureates Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein.  He completed his general pediatrics and pediatric cardiology training at the University of California, San Diego and subsequently joined the faculty in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at UCSD.  In addition to his genetics research, he has most recently served as the site principle investigator of an NIH-funded clinical trial for patients with Marfan syndrome, is the medical leader of an annual cardiac surgical mission to the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, and serves as the cardiology consultant for the United States Olympic Volleyball Men’s and Women’s teams.  He sees patients with congenital heart disease at Rady Children’s Hospital, with an emphasis on patients with genetic syndromes, and is the director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program.


Grossfeld Lab Members

 Left to right: Dr. Lizhu Lin, Dr. Kazumi Fukatsu, and Dr. Massoud Allahyari

Dr. Kazumi Fukatsu (Research Associate)
Dr. Lizhu Lin (Research Associate)
Dr. Massoud Allayari (Visiting Professor)


  1.  Dr. Natacha Akshoomoff (UCSD)
  2. Dr. Marianne Bronner (California Institute of Technology)
  3. Dr. Ju Chen (UCSD)
  4. Dr. Sylvia Evans (UCSD)
  5. Dr. Sarah Mattson (SDSU)
  6. Dr. Alexey Terskikh (Sanford-Burnham Institute)
  7. Dr. Rolf Bodmer (SBP)
  8. Dr. Shuyi Nie (Georgia Tech)
  9. Dr. Tim Nelson (Mayo Clinic)