Cardiovascular Disease and Angiogenesis Research

The following faculty members in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease and angiogenesis:

  1. H. (Bob) Robert Bergen, III, Ph.D. — Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) isoforms in treatment of chronic heart failure
  2. Frank V. Brozovich, M.D., Ph.D.Cardiovascular contractility and signaling
  3. Thomas P. Burghardt, Ph.D. — Mutations in beta-cardiac myosin
  4. Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D. — Zebrafish genetics: Assignment of genes and gene sets critical in vertebrate patterning and organogenesis
  5. Edward B. Leof, Ph.D. — Transforming growth factor ß and its downstream pathways that contribute to cellular processes in cancer, fibrotic disorders, immune modulation and wound healing
  6. Kun Ling, Ph.D.Cell adhesion and migration
  7. Daniel J. McCormick, Ph.D. — BNP and ANP isoforms in treatment of chronic heart failure
  8. Debabrata (Dev) Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D.Tumor angiogenesis and vascular biology
  9. Xiaolei Xu, Ph.D.Zebrafish genetics