Areas of Research Emphasis
Molecular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease
This inherently multidisciplinary research field is designed to provide our trainees with the knowledge base, technical abilities, problem solving skills and research experience necessary to find bold new approaches to aid understanding, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Development
The area offers training and research in genetics and developmental biology, with investigators utilizing a variety of animal models to assess gene functions in embryonic development.
Cardiac Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine
This research is focused on the regeneration and remodeling of tissue and organs for the purpose of repairing, replacing, maintaining, or enhancing cardiac function, as well as the engineering and growing functional tissue substitutes in vitro for implantation in vivo as a biological replacement for damaged or diseased myocardium.
Cell Signaling in Cardiovascular Disease
Cell regulation encompasses all the functions cells carry out to maintain homeostasis, in particular their responses to extracellular signals (hormones, neurotransmitters, etc.) and how cells transduce intracellular responses prompted by such signals.
Proteins in Heart Disease (Cardiovascular Proteomics)
The Cardiovascular Proteomics group provides trainees exposure to new technologies for proteomic analysis and helps our fellows apply such approaches to generate discoveries in specific areas of cardiovascular research.