Sonia Shah

Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellow

Sonia is a Group Leader and Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship based at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland. Her research uses large-scale genomics and health data to improve the understanding of cardiovascular disease, with the goal to improve disease prevention and facilitate drug discovery. Her previous research uncovered a polygenic contribution in Familial Hypercholesterolemia, and she co-led the first large-scale genetic study of heart failure. Her current research is focused on addressing the diversity gap in cardiovascular research, with a focus on understanding risk in women, and she leads the South Asian Genes and Health in Australia study. She is the recipient of the Australian Academy of Science Ruth Stephens Gani Medal for her contribution to genetics research.