Rene Cortese

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Department: Child Health / Obstetrics Gynecology and Women’s Health

Concentration: Health Informatics

Rene Cortese, PhD, studies epigenetics of complex diseases to detect and understand how complex diseases develop, progress, are inherited, and can be treated. His main research interests are: i) Multiomics studies on phenotype modulation in Children’s and Women’s Health, ii) Epigenetics mechanisms involved in the Developmental Origin of Diseases, iii) Epigenomics of Sleep Disorders, and iv) Epigenomics profiling in circulating DNA in bodily fluids. Dr. Cortese received his MSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, in Buenos Aires, Argentina and earned his PhD at the University of Bonn, in Bonn, Germany. He did his Post-doctoral Fellowship in Epigenetics at the Krembil Family Epigenetics Laboratory CAMH, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He has over 30 publications and 5 patents and has worked in the field of genetics / epigenetics for over 20 years holding positions in academy and industry.