We have assembled a group of 43 mentors, from 25 research areas and 3 divisions in the School of Medicine. All are committed to training young investigators interested in the study of the heart and vasculature. Mentors are grouped according to their research areas. Click the mentors for descriptions of their research.
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Identifying and exploring the role of innate immunity, inflammasome, and interleukin-1 blockade in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease
Barker, Thomas H.
Matrix Biology and Engineering
Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits
Engelhard, Victor H.
Identification of MHC-restricted tumor antigens / Control of T cell homing to tumors / Tertiary lymphoid structures and intratumoral immunity
Epstein, Fred H.
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Coronary Heart Disease; Myocardial Function; Myocardial Perfusion
Eyo, Ukpong B.
French, Brent A.
Novel Therapies for Treating and Preventing Ischemic Heart Disease
Blinding disease age-related macular degeneration, utilizing the tools of immunology, molecular biology, and engineering.
Guler, Ali D.
Circadian entrainment for the treatment of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases
Harris, Thurl E.
Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.
Harris, Tajie H.
Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS
Hirschi, Karen K.
Understanding Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Blood Vessel Formation
Hossack, John A.
Diagnostic ultrasound - image processing, quantification Molecular imaging using ultrasound Catheter-based ultrasound Ultrasound-based drug/gene delivery Ultrasound image guided therapy
Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.
Janes, Kevin A.
Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.
Kibbe, Melina R.
Developing novel therapies for patients with vascular disease.
Kramer, Christopher M.
Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, myocardial disease, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, peripheral arterial disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Remodeling of Myocardial Glucose Metabolism in Pressure Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Kuyumcu-Martinez, Muge N.
RNA regulatory networks and RNA binding proteins during cardiovascular development and in cardiovascular disease
Laubach, Victor E.
Understanding mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury after lung transplantation to identifying therapeutic targets.
Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes
McNamara, Coleen A.
Immune System Regulation of Cardiometabolic Disease
Meyer, Craig H.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Miller, Clint L.
Genetic variation, Complex diseases, Coronary artery disease, Genomics, Epigenomics, Regulatory mechanisms, Vascular biology, Pharmacology and Physiology
Okusa, Mark D.
Immune mechanisms of acute kidney injury and fibrosis. Pulsed ultrasound in acute kidney injury
Owens, Gary K.
Identification of Factors and Mechanisms that Regulate the Stability of Late Stage Atherosclerotic Lesions and the Probability of Thromboembolic Events Including a Heart Attack or Stroke
O`Rourke, Eyleen J.
Obesity and Aging
Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering
Peirce-Cottler, Shayn M.
Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies
Price, Richard J.
Image Guided Drug and Gene Delivery for Neurodegeneration and Cancer; Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy; Arteriogenesis and Angiogenesis
Rich, Steve S.
Genetic basis of common human disease, including type 1 diabetes, diabetic complications, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis
Saucerman, Jeff J.
Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease
Sheybani, Natasha D.
Sheynkman, Gloria M.
Proteoform Systems Biology: proteogenomic approaches to uncover the role of proteomic variation in human disease
Molecular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic disorders.
Sonkusare, Swapnil K.
Identify the calcium signaling abnormalities that lead to vascular dysfunction and blood pressure elevation in cardiovascular disorders
Tsihlis, Nick D.
Vascular Biology, Nanotechnology, Biomaterials, Drug Delivery
Clonal hematopoiesis: A new mechanism of cardiovascular disease
Wolf, Matthew J.
Identification of genes and pathways that cause or modify cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.
Single Cell Analysis