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Gustav Smith

WCMM Clinical Researcher | Molecular Epidemiology & Cardiology

Our research

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death globally. Major transitions in the spectrum of heart disease have occurred over time while the end-result, failure of the human heart to maintain sufficient output of blood for the demands of the body, referred to as heart failure, remains a common condition with high mortality rate. 

Our research group seeks to understand the underlying mechanisms of heart muscle disease and dysfunction, identify effective preventive and therapeutic strategies, and facilitate the transition from population-level to individual-level cardiovascular medicine.


  • Improve understanding of the pathophysiology of heart muscle disease and heart failure
  • Apply our findings towards improved prevention and therapy for these diseases

Strengths of the group

The research group has expertise in a range of methods from molecular biology, bioinformatics, epidemiology, and clinical medicine.


Our research has resulted in the finding of several novel molecular insights into heart muscle disease, including several molecules that are being pursued further towards clinical applications.

Research Output


Gustav Smith

Gustav Smith

Principal Investigator

Phone: +46 46 17 26 33

Email: gustav [dot] smith [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se
gustav [dot] smith [at] wlab [dot] gu [dot] se

Profile in Lund University Research Portal