Research Spotlights

Pathogenic and Therapeutic Mechanisms of Pulmonary Vascular Diseases, Right Heart Failure

Dr. Jason Yuan is looking into how elevated pulmonary vascular resistance in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)—a progressive and fatal disease that predominantly affects women—causes an increase in afterload in the right ventricle, leading to right ventricular hypertrophy (or heart failure) and death...


Lung Vascular Permeability and Inflammatory Lung Injury

Dr. Skip Garcia's lab is a state-of-the-art pulmonary research laboratory focusing on the genetics and proteomics of lung biology and disease. He is internationally recognized for development of novel therapies for critically ill patients with acute inflammatory lung disease...


Getting a Clearer Look at Digestive Disorders Via Endoscopy, Imaging Innovation

A common theme in Dr. Bhaskar Banerjee's research is to develop methods of disease detection in real-time and at the point of care, without the use of dyes or stains (label-free)...


A Better Assessment of Dialysis Vascular Access Dysfunction

Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury's lab is focused on uremic vascular biology as it applies to both dialysis vascular access dysfunction and the huge burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and chronic kidney disease...


In Search of Cures for Asthma, Allergy and Other Airway Disorders

In addition to translational opportunities, Dr. Monica Kraft's research group performs clinical trials in asthma and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) evaluating new therapies, pharmacogenetics, obesity, metabolomic profiles and airway physiology...


Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Jill Tardiff focuses her research on the pathogenesis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a disorder affecting one out of every 500 individuals worldwide. HCM is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder caused by mutations in the proteins that comprise the cardiac sarcomere and is one of the most common causes of sudden cardiac death in young people...


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