Faculty in the department with research interests in areas of cardiovascular function

They tackle some of the largest problems in the field today using sophisticated technologies to probe the molecular organization and interaction of lipids and proteins in plasma lipoproteins, vascular regeneration during injury or atherosclerosis, mechanisms of calcium signaling that provide vascular tone, how vascular risk factors contribute to the response of smooth muscle cells, the role of inflammation in thrombosis, the delivery of biomaterials to injured tissue, and the signal transduction systems that alter the transcription of genes which control the abnormal growth of cells.