The Cardiovascular Disease and Aging lab focuses on three main areas:
- understanding mechanisms contributing to aortic valve and atherosclerotic plaque calcification
- identification of reciprocal regulators of skeletal and cardiovascular calcification
- understanding mechanisms contributing to vasomotor dysfunction in health and disease
Through the use of molecular screening on human tissue, novel strains of genetically modified mice, and in vitro/cell culture methods, our lab aims to develop novel therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease and age-related disease.
Research in this laboratory is supported by the National Institutes of Health (HL092235).