Cardiovascular Translational Research Fellowship

The program will provide advanced training for physician-scientists with an interest in research in cardiovascular medicine. Fellows will gain experience in study design, analytical/statistical methods, and scientific writing/grantsmanship. Fellows will also perform clinical service through assignment in the section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine. Competitive candidates will have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and will have completed a medical residency or fellowship in cardiology. The fellowship position beginning in July 2021 has been filled, and we will begin another search later this year. 


Mentors and Research Interests:

Basic Science Faculty Research Interests
Jordan Beach, Ph.D. Vascular smooth muscle and fibrosis
Kenneth Byron, Ph.D. Ion channel regulation in vascular and airway smooth muscle cells
Lara Dugas, Ph.D. Energy expenditure, metabolism, gut microbiome, epidemiology
Jawed Fareed, Ph.D. Development of novel anticoagulant and antithrombotic drugs, biomarkers
Debra Hoppenstedt-Moorman Ph.D., Hemostasis, surrogate markers of coagulation and inflammation
W. Keith Jones, Ph.D. Therapeutic exosomes and miR delivery for cardiac repair
Jonathan Kirk, Ph.D. Cardiac contractility, heart failure, arrhythmias, biomarkers
Ivana Kuo, Ph.D. Cardiac disorders in polycystic kidney disease, vascular function
Amy Luke, Ph.D. Nutrition, obesity, hypertension
Virginie Mansuy-Aubert, Ph.D. Gut-nervous system communication in obesity and diabetes
Toni Pak, Ph.D. Neuroendocrine regulation during puberty, menopause, anxiety, drugs of abuse
Erika Piedras-Renteria, Ph.D. Role of calcium channels in pain, meningiomas, and glioblastomas
Seth Robia, Ph.D. Regulation of cardiac contractility in heart failure
Karie Scrogin, Ph.D. Neurobiology of anxiety in cardiovascular disease
Jeanine Walenga, Ph.D. Mechanisms of thrombosis, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
Aleksey Zima, Ph.D. Ion channel biophysics and oxidative stress


Clinical Science Faculty Research Interests
Gregory Aubert, M.D., Ph.D. Heart failure, cardiometabolism, cardiovascular genetics
Haseeb Illias Basha, M.D. Heart failure, pulmonary hypertension
Amir Darki, M.D. Clinical and translational research related to VTE and pulmonary embolism
Robert Dieter, M.D. Hyperlipidemia, vascular disease, cardiac catheterization and angiography
Alain Heroux, M.D. Heart failure and myocardial recovery
Max Liebo M.D. Heart failure and ventricular assist technologies
John Lopez, M.D. Coronary artery disease, ischemic heart disease, catheterization and angiography
Verghese Mathew M.D. Interventional cardiology, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease
Mark Rabbat M.D. Cardiac metabolism and arrhythmogenesis
Eugenia Raichlin, M.D. Heart failure, cardiomyopathies, and transplantation
Smit Vasaiwala, M.D. Arrhythmias, ventricular tachycardia, ablation