Jonas Galper, MD, PhD

Jonas Galper, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine



AB, Chemistry, Harvard College
MD, PhD, Biochemistry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper, 14th FLoor
Laboratory: Tupper, 14th FLoor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-9004
Lab Phone: 617-636-9003
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

My laboratory is dedicated to the development of animal and cell culture models designed to define new molecular mechanisms involving lipid metabolism and sterol related transcription factors in heart and vascular diseases. We are currently studying the role of cholesterol metabolism and insulin in the regulation of expression of genes involved in the control of the parasympathetic response of the heart using a mouse model for diabetic autonomic neuropathy and the development of cardiac arrhythmias. We are also studying the role of lipid metabolism, angiotensin II signaling and small GTP binding proteins in angiogenesis using both endothelial cell culture models and a mouse model for the development of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Our studies suggest an important new role of sterol regulation in cardiovascular disease.


Lab Members

Dionne Bradford, Research Administrator Send an e-mail
Hongwei Jin, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Ho-Jin Park, Assistant Professor of Medicine Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Bo Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research