Research in the Division of Cardiology is focused on understanding the molecular underpinnings of diseases of the heart, with the ultimate goal of translating these findings into innovative new therapies. Members of the Division have created an integrated research effort, driven by basic and clinician scientists, to uncover the signaling, metabolic, inflammatory, mechanical and gene regulatory mechanisms that contribute to acquired and genetic forms of heart diseases in adults and pediatric patients. This work relies on the use of traditional rodent models, but also takes advantage of our large human heart tissue banks, and our expertise in human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC), CRISPR, OMICs, and myofibril mechanics technologies. The stimulating, multidisciplinary environment in the Division of Cardiology is ideally suited for students and postdoctoral trainees interested in cardiovascular biology and translating new discoveries from the bench to the clinic.
Timothy A. McKinsey, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine
Joseph and Rose LaConte Cardiology Endowed Chair
Division Head for Translational Research