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Interim Vice President for Research

Peter Mohler

Meet Peter Mohler

Peter Mohler, PhD, is the interim vice president for research where he leads the strategy and efforts to grow Ohio State’s research and creative expression enterprise. He also oversees research operations, sponsored programs and research compliance while providing strategic direction and oversight for large-scale, interdisciplinary research centers and institutes.

He also serves as vice dean for Research in the Ohio State College of Medicine, chief scientific officer of the Wexner Medical Center and director of the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute. He has been with The Ohio State University since 2011.

Dr. Mohler’s research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms underlying abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure in children and young adults with the goal of designing new therapies for diseases at the level of the individual and the population. He has more than 240 peer-reviewed publications including manuscripts in NatureCellJournal of Clinical InvestigationCirculationNature MedicinePNAS and Science Signaling.

Dr. Mohler has received multiple awards, including being named a Pew Scholar, a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and an Outstanding Investigator of the American Heart Association. In 2015 he received the inaugural College of Medicine Distinguished Mentor Award. He recently served on the Program Project Grant (P01) Parent committee for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Mohler was named an inaugural NIH National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Outstanding Investigator (R35 Award) and leads large program grants funded by the American Heart Association and the LeDucq Foundation.

He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and performed his fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center.