Co-Directors of the CVRI

Seth L. Robia, PhD

Dr. Robia is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, and is the recipient of multiple extramural and intramural funding awards. His lab focuses on heart muscle and how it responds to the varying demands of exercise and rest, and how it becomes disordered when diseased.

He has been co-director of the CVRI since 2015.

Alain Heroux, MD

Dr. Heroux is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant program at Loyola. He became co-director of the CVRI in 2016.

Division Directors

Vascular Biology and Hemostasis

Jawed Fareed, PhD

Professor, Pathology and Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Public Health

Lara Dugas, PhD, MPH, FTOS

Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences

Neuroscience

Erika Piedras-Renteria, PhD

Associate Professor, Cell and Molecular Physiology

Cardiac Physiology and Biophysics

Aleksey V. Zima, PhD

Associate Professor, Cell and Molecular Physiology

Clinical and Translational Research

Gregory Aubert, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine (Cardiology), Cell and Molecular Physiology