Adam Butterworth

Following training in Genetics at the University of Cambridge and Genetic Epidemiology at the University of Sheffield, Adam completed a PhD in meta-analysis of genetic association studies of coronary heart disease at the University of Cambridge. Since his PhD, Adam has worked in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, initially as a post-doctoral Research Associate, from 2012 as a University Lecturer in Cardiovascular Epidemiology, and since 2018 as a Reader in Molecular Epidemiology.

As well as leading a Genetic Epidemiology team, Adam also oversees the Unit’s PhD students.

Adam’s primary interests are in genetic discovery for cardiovascular disease and molecular traits, as well as use of human genetics to inform therapeutic targets, such as through Mendelian randomization.