Cardiac Disease Research
The Cardiac Disease subsection is home to several basic and translational research groups, covering a broad range of biological processes related to cardiovascular pathophysiology. Current strengths in the subsection include research into cardiac arrhythmias (Drs. Salama and Trebak), heart failure (Drs. Becker, Al Ghouleh, Feng, McTiernan, and Zhang), and myocardial biology (Drs. Dutta, Kaufman, Manning, Scott, and Wu). Members of the group are highly collaborative, with a number of NIH- and AHA-funded projects utilizing the expertise of researchers within the subsection and beyond. Work in the subsection includes cell-based investigations, small animal models of cardiac dysfunction, and translational research using patient-derived samples.