Center for Cardiovascular Sciences - Research

Faculty laboratories provide diverse opportunities for performing research designed  to elucidate the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases such as:

  • Vascular disease and atherosclerosis
  • Hypertension
  • Endothelial cell function and dysfunction
  • Cardiac failure and myopathies 

Integrative research spans all aspects of experimental design ranging from animal models of cardiovascular disease to cellular and molecular mechanisms.





Faculty expertise includes:

  • Smooth muscle cell biology and signal transduction mechanisms
  • Endothelial biology and signal transduction mechanisms
  • Cardiac cell biology and signal transduction mechanisms
  • Regulation and assessment of membrane potential and calcium dynamics
  • Biology and chemistry of reactive oxygen and nitrogen free radicals
  • Cardiovascular developmental biology
  • Cardiovascular imaging morphological and non-invasive