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Cardiovascular Research Institute

Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis, Ischemia

Theme Leaders

Christie Ballantyne, M.D.  - Pathophysiology and atherosclerosis, monocyte activation and adhesion

Johnny Chen, M.D. Ph.D.  - HIV associated CV disease, vascular tissue engineering, pancreatic cancer

Research Faculty

Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.  - Ketosis-prone diabetes, myogenesis and insulin action, HIV associated lipodystrophy

John Belmont, M.D.  - CV genetics, cardiovascular malformations and connective tissue disorders

Gerd Brunner, M.D. - Peripheral arterial disease, MR imaging

Robert Bryan, Ph.D. - Cerebrovascular circulation, EDHF in cerebral arteries, traumatic brain injury, K channels

Larry Chan, M.D. - Genetics of atherosclerosis and lipid disorders, novel therapies for diabetes

Chu-Huang (Mendel) Chen, M.D. Ph.D. - Electronegative LDL, angiogenesis0

Katarzyna Cieslik, Ph.D. - Cardiac mesenchymal progenitors

Miguel Cruz, M.D. - Von Willebrand factor, thrombosis

Mark Entman, M.D. - Molecular mechanisms of cardiac injury and repair, inflammatory signaling

John Foreyt, Ph.D. - Behavioral medicine research, coronary heart disease

John Gaubatz, MS - Lipoprotein metabolism

Craig Hartley, Ph.D. - Ultrasonic instrumentation for CV research, coronary blood flow

Sandra Haudek, Ph.D. - Circulating monocytic fibroblast precursors, cardiac hypertrophy

Ron Hoogeveen, Ph.D. - Sterol and lipid metabolism, dyslipidemia

Jimmy Howell, M.D. - Cardiothoracic surgery; ischemic heart disease

Peter Jones, M.D. - Lipid-modifying drugs, obesity, clinical trials

William Lagor, Ph.D. - Regulation of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism

Veronica Lenge De Rosen, M.D. - Imaging of coronary vasculature

Vijay Nambi, M.D. - Peripheral arterial disease, vascular imaging, cardiac prevention

Henry Pownall, Ph.D. - Adipogenesis, metabolic syndrome, lipoproteins

Anilkumar Reddy, Ph.D. - Doppler and physiological monitoring of small animals, hypertrophy, cardiac remodeling

Todd Rosengart, M.D. - Cardiac regeneration, cardiac gene therapy, angiogenesis

Rolando Rumbaut, M.D. Ph.D. - Microvascular thrombosis, leukocyte trafficking

C. Wayne Smith, M.D. - Mechanisms of leukocyte accumulation in inflammation and tissue injury

Addison Taylor, M.D. Ph.D. - Hypertension, clinical pharmacology JoAnn Trial, Ph.D. Origins of fibroblasts in cardiac injury healing

Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D. - Ser/Thr phosphatases in platelet and endothelial activation

Salim Virani, M.D. Ph.D. - Cardiac prevention, cholesterol management

Huaizhu Wu, M.D. - Inflammation associated with dyslipidemia and obesity