CCR Labs

For details of ongoing basic and translational research in CCR labs, please visit the individual labs:

Kory J. Lavine, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research
Understanding the immunological mechanisms that govern cardiac recovery and the pathogenesis of heart failure

Sharon Cresci, MD
The pharmacogenomics of cardiovascular disease

Abhinav Diwan, MD
Lysosome biology in cellular stress and homeostasis

Ali Javaheri, MD, PhD
Role of lipid metabolism and autophagy in cardiac structure, function, and remodeling

Attila Kovacs, MD
Echocardiographic analysis of small animal models of disease

Sándor J. Kovács, Jr., PhD, MD
Mathematical modeling of cardiac diastolic function

Douglas L. Mann, MD
Innate immunity, cardiac remodeling, and myocardial recovery

Jeanne M. Nerbonne, PhD
Molecular determinants of myocardial sodium and potassium channel regulation and remodeling.

Linda R. Peterson, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE
Understanding the mechanisms by which substrate metabolism affects structure and function.

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD
mechanisms underlying inflammation and immune cell activation in cardio-immunology, and in the translation of new therapeutic approaches to alleviate inflammation and promote cardiac repair.

Stacey L. Rentschler, MD, PhD
Lineage specification of cardiomyocytes into conduction cells with relation to congenital arrhythmias, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Rajan Sah, MD, PhD
Ion channel regulation of cellular metabolism in adipocytes, islet cells, and skeletal/cardiac muscle

Joel D. Schilling, MD, PhD
The role of cytokine signaling in cardiac metabolism

Nathan O. Stitziel, MD, PhD
Human genetics of cardiovascular disease

Carla J. Weinheimer, MS
Animal models of cardiovascular disease