Edward  Plow  PhD
Edward Plow PhD
Department Chair
plowe@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8200
Rajani  Tendulkar  B.S., M.H.A.
Rajani Tendulkar B.S., M.H.A.
Administrative Director – Clinical and Translational Sciences
tendulr2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0251



Sarah  Schumacher-Bass  Ph.D.
Sarah Schumacher-Bass Ph.D.
Assistant Staff
basss4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9367

Research Interests:
G Protein-coupled Receptors (GPCRs); Structure-Function of GPCR Kinase 2 (GRK2) Peptides; Proteomics; Cardiac Signaling and Metabolism; Cardiovascular Remodeling, Cardiac Hypertrophy; Ischemia; Heart Failure

Kathleen  Berkner  Ph.D.
Kathleen Berkner Ph.D.
Staff
berknek@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9760

Research Interests:
Vitamin K; Vitamin K-dependent Protein Carboxylation; Hemostasis; Anticoagulation; Calcification; Vitamin K-dependent Clotting Factors Deficiency (VKCFD); Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum; Warfarin Resistance; Gamma-glutamyl Carboxylase; Vitamin K Oxidoreductase (VKOR.

Tatiana V Byzova  Ph.D.
Tatiana V Byzova Ph.D.
Staff
byzovat@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-4312

Research Interests:
Angiogenesis; Endothelial Cells; Integrins; Extracellular Matrix; Cell Adhesion; Tumor Progression; Vascular Biology; Signal Transduction in Endothelium and Platelets; Oxidative Stress and Vasculature; Toll-like Receptors in Angiogenesis.

Olga  Cherepanova  Ph.D.
Olga Cherepanova Ph.D.
Assistant Staff
cherepol@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7491

Research Interests:
Atherosclerosis; Vascular Injury; Angiogenesis; Lineage Tracing of the Phenotypically Modulated Smooth Muscle and Endothelial Cells; Pluripotency Factor OCT4 Signaling in Vascular Cells.

Sadashiva S. Karnik  Ph.D.
Sadashiva S. Karnik Ph.D.
Staff
karniks@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1269

Research Interests:
GPCRs; Angiotensin Receptors; ARBs; Biased Signaling; Cardiac Hypertrophy; Hypertension; Heart Failure; Structure-function of GPCRs; Transmembrane Signaling; MicroRNA; Gene Expression; Chromatin Protein Modifications; STAT3 and U-STAT3 Signaling; RGS Proteins.

Ryota  Matsuoka  Ph.D.
Ryota Matsuoka Ph.D.
Assistant Staff
matsuor@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 442-5967

Research Interests:
Vascular Biology; Angiogenesis; Lymphangiogenesis; Organ Vascularization and Morphogenesis; Developmental Neurobiology; Central Nervous System; Spinal Cord Vascularization and Regeneration; Guidance and Growth Factor Signaling.

Christine S. Moravec  Ph.D.
Christine S. Moravec Ph.D.
Staff
Director, Research Education and Training Center, LRI
moravec@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9949

Research Interests:

Dianne M. Perez  Ph.D.
Dianne M. Perez Ph.D.
Staff
perezd@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2058

Research Interests:
Adrenergic; Receptor; G-Protein Coupled; GPCR; Neurogenesis; Cardioprotectio; Ischemia; Cardiac Hypertrophy; Heart Failure.

Edward  Plow  Ph.D.
Edward Plow Ph.D.
Department Chair
plowe@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8200

Research Interests:
Integrins; Plasminogen; Kindlins; Thrombospondins; Atherothrombosis.

Eugene  Podrez  M.D., Ph.D.
Eugene Podrez M.D., Ph.D.
Staff
podreze@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1019

Research Interests:
Atherosclerosis; Thrombosis; Atherothrombosis; Platelets; Macrophage; Scavenger Receptors; LDL; HDL; Cholesterol; Phospholipids; Oxidative Stress; Lipid Peroxidation.

Sathyamangla Venkata Naga Prasad  Ph.D.
Sathyamangla Venkata Naga Prasad Ph.D.
Staff
prasads2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-3734

Research Interests:
Beta-adrenergic Receptor Resensitization; Non-canonical PI3K Signaling; Cardiac Hypertrophy and Heart Failure; MicroRNAs in Heart Failure and Cardiac Remodeling.

Jun  Qin  Ph.D.
Jun Qin Ph.D.
Staff, Professor of Molecular Medicine
qinj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5392

Research Interests:
Signal Transduction; Integrin; Cell Adhesion; Cell Migration; Kinase; Heart Disease; Cancer; Structural Biology; Protein NMR; Protein Crystallography.

Olga  Stenina Adognravi  Ph.D.
Olga Stenina Adognravi Ph.D.
Staff
stenino@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-9057

Research Interests:
Diabetes; Vascular Complications; Hyperglycemia; Angiogenesis; Atherosclerosis; Gene Regulation; Transcription; Translation; MicroRNA; Extracellular Matrix; Thrombospondin.

David  Van Wagoner  Ph.D.
David Van Wagoner Ph.D.
Staff
vanwagd@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-0820

Research Interests:
Atrial Fibrillation; Arrhythmia Mechanisms; Calcium Channels; Cellular Electrophysiology; Fibrosis; Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease; Inflammatory Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease; Ion Channel Biology; Patch Clamp; Potassium Channels; Nitric Oxide Regulation; S-nitrosylation; Stroke.

Qing Kenneth Wang  Ph.D., M.B.A.
Qing Kenneth Wang Ph.D., M.B.A.
Staff and Professor
wangq2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0570

Research Interests:
Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death (VT, VF, AF); Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Myocardial Infarction (MI); Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH); Vascular Biology; Genetics; Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS); Next Generation Sequencing; Genome Editing; Gene Therapy.

Qingyu  Wu  M.D., Ph.D.
Qingyu Wu M.D., Ph.D.
Staff
wuq@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-4351

Research Interests:
Blood Pressure; Cardiac Function; Cardiovascular Disease; Cell Membrane Proteases; Corin; Hormone Processing; Hypertension; Preeclampsia; Pregnancy-induced Hypertension; Proteolytic Enzymes; Vascular Biology.