Vascular & Cardiac Biology

Opportunities abound for research training in Vascular and Cardiac Biology. UCSF's Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) both provides a home for such research and fosters interactions among investigators throughout UCSF who are interested in cardiovascular biology and disease. The spectrum of investigation ranges from basic structural and chemical biology through cell biology, signaling and invertebrate and vertebrate models of cardiovascular development and disease to human genetics and patient-based disease research. CVRI faculty are represented on all UCSF campuses save Mt. Zion with concentrations on Parnassus and in the new Smith Cardiovascular Research Building at Mission Bay.

 

The Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (GICD) is located at Gladstone's new research facility adjacent to UCSF's Mission Bay campus. While independent, Gladstone is formally affiliated with UCSF, and Gladstone investigators hold university appointments and participate in many university activities, including the teaching and training of graduate students. GICD's mission is to contribute to the health and welfare of humankind through research into the causes and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

 

Participating Faculty

Manish Aghi, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Defining the interaction between tumor cells and the microenvironment in glioblastoma, including during therapeutic resistance

Brian Black, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Transcriptional Control of Mammalian Organogenesis

Benoit Bruneau, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Transcriptional regulation of cardiac morphogenesis and differentiation

Bruce Conklin, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Human Cardiovascular Genetics and Genome Engineering

Shaun Coughlin, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Regulatory mechanisms in cardiovascular biology and disease

Rahul Deo, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Resolving heterogeneity in diseases of the heart muscle

Susan Fisher, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Placental Biology/Bacterial Adhesion

Douglas Gould, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Genetic Dissection of Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease

Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Metabolic Changes and the Host Response to Infection

Saptarsi Haldar, MD, BS

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Gene Regulation and Epigenetics in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Physiology/Disease

Daniel Hart, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Transcriptional regulation of cardiovascular development and differentiation

Akiko Hata, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
TGFbeta family of signaling pathway

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