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Peter Mohler joined The Ohio State University in 2011 as the Director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute- a group of over 500 faculty, staff, and trainees in eight different Colleges fighting to understand the mechanisms and treatments for a host of complex human diseases ranging from heart failure, arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, to pulmonary and cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Prior to joining the University, Mohler served as Deputy Director of the Diabetes Center and Distinguished Associated Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Iowa. He completed his undergraduate work at Wake Forest University, received his PhD from the University of North Carolina, did a Post-doctoral fellowship in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University, and held his first faculty appointment at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2004.
Mohler was named one of 14 National Pew Scholars by the Pew Charitable Trusts in 2007, a Kavli Scholar of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2009, and one of ten national established investigators by the American Heart Association in 2012.
His research program focuses on solving the pathways underlying potentially fatal human diseases including cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, and neurological dysfunction and to date has defined the mechanisms underlying five different human diseases.
Mohler currently holds multiple NIH extramural grants, is the recipient of honors and awards for his work, serves on national scientific review boards for the US, UK, Italy, France, Belgium, Austria, and Israel, is on the editorial board for seven journals. He was recently appointed as Associate Dean for Basic Science Research at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University.