The purpose for formation of the center was to provide a mechanism for focusing GRU research on the investigation of cellular and integrated vascular function under both normal and pathological conditions. This area of research is of vital importance to human health because cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. The center is comprised of 15 Core Faculty members with diverse but complementary expertise.
In addition, the center has 35 Associate Faculty members who are involved in many collaborative studies with the Core Faculty.
The goal of the center, since its inception, has been to bring together a group of expert cardiovascular researchers who have similar interests. Due to their common interests and the convenience of physically adjoining laboratory space, many productive collaborative research projects have developed among the center faculty. A comprehensive range of expertise that exists among current faculty includes:
|May 1, 2013||Ashlee Tipton, Graduate Student, GHSU Experimental Medicine|
|May 8, 2013||Shuiqing Qiu, Graduate Student, GHSU Vascular Biology Center|
|May 15, 2013||Steven Lentz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa|
|May 29, 2013||Yusi Wang, Graduate Student, GHSU Vascular Biology Center|
|June 5, 2013||Christine Gross, Graduate Student, GHSU Vascular Biology Center|
|June 12, 2013||Riyaz Mohamed, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, GHSU Vascular Biology Center|
|June 19, 2013||Anita Kasa, Visiting Graduate Student|
|June 26, 2013||Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Medicine, Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital|