The Department of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Sciences is home to scientists with broad expertise in cardiovascular and related systems as well as cellular metabolism related to diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

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Large $12M Grant to Support Team Science into the Biology of Cardiovascular Disease
09/30/2021

Dr. Plow is the program director for a recently awarded program project grant from the National Institutes of Health that will enable research into the function of integrins in blood and vascular cells, and how their interactions with other proteins may drive disease.

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Researchers to Study Link Between Platelets and Asymptomatic Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
09/21/2021

Dr. Cameron will study the mechanistic interaction between platelets and how they emerge as circulating biosensors, releasing proteins that are useful biomarkers for distinguishing fast- from slow-growing aneurysms.

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New $2.5M NIH Grant to Study the Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease
07/14/2021

Dr. Smith will study risk genes and other genetic modifiers related to coronary artery disease due to atherosclerosis in an effort to identify therapeutic targets for future investigation.

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