Genetics, Molecular Biology
University of Iowa
Dr. Sheffield is also a professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City.
Val Sheffield is interested in identifying genes, protein complexes, and disease mechanisms involved in Mendelian and complex human genetic disorders, including hereditary blindness, obesity, hypertension, and cardiovascular and neurological disorders.
Dr. Sheffield is also Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago and completed a pediatric residency, a medical genetics fellowship, and postdoctoral work at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sheffield is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.