Cardiovascular Biology

Training Program in Cardiovascular Research Graduate Training in Cardiovascular BiologyAn NIH-funded training program This is a training program, which supports graduate students interested in the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular diseases represent the major causes of mortality and morbidity in the United States, and thus require major efforts in fundamental research. The training program provides a format for the training of future scientists who will devote time and efforts in developing the tools to study and control the disease. Training is offered in topics related to cardiovascular disease including vascular disfunction, atherosclerosis, heart failure and hypertension, with application of disciplines as, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, pharmacology and physiology. The training faculty is affiliated with several basic science departments, including Biochemistry, as well as the department of Medicine and with the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. There are strong research interactions between members of the training program. Each faculty has experience in teaching graduate courses, most have had numerous trainees that have gone on to hold academic positions, and all have active grant support. The program is unique as it provides an opportunity to train predoctoral fellows (PhD or MD/PhD students) in translational and basic cardiovascular research in an academic setting in which considerable experience is available, where cutting-edge funded research in cardiovascular biology is ongoing, and where sensitivity to the need of graduate students is provided by an academic mentor approach. For more information, please contact Dr. Katya Ravid, Professor of Biochemistry and Medicine, Principal Investigator, Training Program in Cardiovascular Biology (