Dr Pankaj Sharma, MD

Dr Sharma's main interest is in identifying genes for stroke (including in ethnic minority populations). He established a large and highly characterized stroke biobank among those of European and South Asian descent known as BRIANS (the Bio-Repository of DNA in stroke). The diversity of ethnic populations in BRAINS allows comparison of genetic risk factors between those of differing ancestral descent as well as those who migrate into different environments. He co-directs the BEAST project focused on genetics of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis.