José M Ordovás, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist and Director
Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory
Chair, Functional Genomics Core Scientific Advisory Committee
Functional Genomics Core
Phone: (617) 556-3102
Fax: (617) 556-3103


Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Research Focus
Molecular biology, nutrition and genetics; and lipoproteins and cardiovascular disease risk

Academic Appointments
Professor, Nutrition and Genetics, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University

Select Publications
Aslibekyan S, Kabagambe EK, Irvin MR, Straka RJ, Borecki IB, Tiwari HK, Tsai MY, Hopkins PN, Shen J, Lai CQ, Ordovás JM, Arnett DK. A genome-wide association study of inflammatory biomarker changes in response to fenofibrate treatment in the Genetics of Lipid Lowering Drug and Diet Network. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2012 Mar;22(3):191-197.

Cusano NE, Kiel DP, Demissie S, Karasik D, Adrienne Cupples L, Corella D, Gao Q, Richardson K, Yiannakouris N, OrdovásJM. A Polymorphism in a Gene Encoding Perilipin 4 Is Associated with Height but not with Bone Measures in Individuals from the Framingham Osteoporosis Study. Calcif Tissue Int. 2012 Feb;90(2):96-107.

Gomez-Abellan P, Madrid JA, Ordovás JM, Garaulet M. Chronobiological aspects of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Endocrinol Nutr. 2012 Jan;59(1):50-61.

Frazier-Wood AC, Kabagambe EK, Borecki IB, Tiwari HK, Ordovas JM, Arnett DK. Preliminary Evidence for an Association between LRP-1 Genotype and Body Mass Index in Humans. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e30732.

Frazier-Wood AC, Glasser S, Garvey WT, Kabagambe EK, Borecki IB, Tiwari HK, Tsai MY, Hopkins PN, Ordovás JM, Arnett DK. A clustering analysis of lipoprotein diameters in the metabolic syndrome. Lipids Health Dis. 2011 Dec 19;10:237.

Peter I, Huggins GS, Ordovás JM, Haan M, Seddon JM. Evaluation of new and established age-related macular degeneration susceptibility genes in the Women’s Health Initiative Sight Exam (WHI-SE) Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Dec;152(6):1005-1013.e1.

Gesteiro E, Bastida S, Vazquez-Velasco M, Corella D, Guillen M, Ordovás JM, Sanchez-Muniz FJ. Effects of APOA5 S19W polymorphism on growth, insulin sensitivity and lipoproteins in normoweight neonates. Eur J Pediatr. 2011 Dec;170(12):1551-8.

Corella D, Arnett DK, Tucker KL, Kabagambe EK, Tsai M, Parnell LD, Lai CQ, Lee YC, Warodomwichit D, Hopkins PN, Ordovás JM. A high intake of saturated fatty acids strengthens the association between the fat mass and obesity-associated gene and BMI. J Nutr. 2011 Dec;141(12):2219-25.

Garaulet M, Smith CE, Hernandez-Gonzalez T, Lee YC, Ordovás JM.PPAR? Pro12Ala interacts with fat intake for obesity and weight loss in a behavioural treatment based on the Mediterranean diet. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 Dec;55(12):1771-9.

Shen J, Arnett DK, Parnell LD, Lai CQ, Straka RJ, Hopkins PN, An P, Feitosa MF, Ordovás JM. The effect of CYP7A1 polymorphisms on lipid responses to fenofibrate. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2011 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Wojczynski MK, Glasser SP, Oberman A, Kabagambe EK, Hopkins PN, Tsai MY, Straka RJ, Ordovás JM, Arnett DK. High-fat meal effect on LDL, HDL, and VLDL particle size and number in the Genetics of Lipid-Lowering Drugs and Diet Network (GOLDN): an interventional study. Lipids Health Dis. 2011 Oct 18;10:181.

Richardson K, Lai CQ, Parnell LD, Lee YC, Ordovás JM. A genome-wide survey for SNPs altering microRNA seed sites identifies functional candidates in GWAS. BMC Genomics. 2011 Oct 13;12:504.

Van Rompay MI, Castaneda-Sceppa C, McKeown NM, Ordovás JM, Tucker KL. Prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk factors among older Puerto Rican adults living in Massachusetts. J Immigr Minor Health. 2011 Oct;13(5):825-33.

Huang T, Tucker KL, Lee YC, Crott JW, Parnell LD, Shen J, Smith CE, OrdovásJM, Li D, Lai CQ. Interactions between genetic variants of folate metabolism genes and lifestyle affect plasma homocysteine concentrations in the Boston Puerto Rican population. Public Health Nutr. 2011 Oct;14(10):1805-12.

Hernandez-Morante JJ, Gomez-Santos C, Margareto J, Formiguera X, Martinez CM, Gonzalez R, Mart?nez-August?n O, Madrid JA, Ordovás JM, Garaulet M. Influence of menopause on adipose tissue clock gene genotype and its relationship with metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese women. Age (Dordr). 2011 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print]

All Publications (Pub Med)