Jose Ordovas, PhD

Jose Ordovas, PhD

Professor of Nutrition



BSc, Chemistry, University of Zaragoza
MS, PhD, Biochemistry, University of Zaragoza
Postdoctoral Training, MIT; Harvard Medical School


Campus: Boston
Laboratory: HNRCA

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-556-3102
Lab Phone: 617-556-3102
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Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Genetics, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

I am interested in the genetics of cardiovascular disease, specifically: 1) association of candidate genes with biochemical phenotypes (lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, hypertension); 2) search for new genes associated with lipid disorders and cardiovascular disease using genome scan analysis; 3) study of gene-diet interactions by examining the interactions between genetic factors and dietary (fat, cholesterol, alcohol, total calories) and other environmental factors (smoking, exercise); 4) identification of gene-drug interactions (pharmacogenetics) to understand the individual variability in response to pharmacological therapy; 5) study of the genetic basis determining the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence in populations around the world; and 6) study of the genetic basis of the variability in postprandial lipid response. For these studies, I am using population studies, metabolic dietary studies, and clinical intervention studies.

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