Sonia Shah

Sonia was awarded her PhD at University College London in Jan 2014 on the discovery and application of genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factors, with particular application in disease risk prediction and determining causality using Mendelian randomisation. Her interests lie in using genetic, epigenetic and genomic data to better understand the underlying architecture of complex disease traits. In 2018, she was awarded an NHMRC Early Career Researcher fellowship to investigate the relationship between cardiovascular and neurodegenerative disease using large-scale genetic and omic data. A full list of publications can be found at