Prof. Edwin Silverman Channing Laboratory and Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

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Dr. Edwin Silverman is a pulmonologist and genetic epidemiologist whose research focuses on the genetics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma. The central principle of his research approach has been to combine field, laboratory and analytical approaches to address the challenging problems involved in elucidating the genetic influences... read morein complex diseases. He is the Principal Investigator of the Boston Early-Onset COPD Study, which has demonstrated familial aggregation for COPD-related phenotypes, found an increased risk for severe, early-onset COPD in women and provided the first linkage analysis results in COPD pedigrees. He also leads the Alpha 1-Antitrypsin Genetic Modifier Study, a multicenter study designed to identify genetic factors contributing to the markedly variable development of lung disease in alpha 1-antitrypsin deficient individuals and the NETT Genetics Ancillary Study.