Kiran Musunuru MD, PhD, MPH

University of Pennsylvania

Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Musunuru’s research focuses on the genetics of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases and seeks to identify naturally occurring genetic variants that protect against disease and can be used to develop therapies to protect the entire population. His recently published work focuses on the use of genome editing to create a "vaccination" against coronary heart disease. He is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House, the American Heart Association’s Award of Meritorious Achievement, the American Philosophical Society’s Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation, and the American Federation for Medical Research's Outstanding Investigator Award.