Professor, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Affiliated Member, Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology
Affiliated Member, Charles Bronfman Institute for Personalized Medicine
Co-Director, PhD in Clinical Research Program
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Inga Peter, Ph.D., is a genetic epidemiologist with a research focus on conducting cutting-edge analyses of genetic, genomic and microbiome data to better understand pathogenesis of complex disorders. Since joining Mount Sinai in 2008, her major area of interest has been genetics of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis, particularly in individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Recently, her team discovered genetic and clinical links between IBD and Parkinson’s disease and reported that reducing chronic inflammation early in life may help reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease later in life.