Our Mentors

We have assembled a group of 48 mentors, from 5 focus areas and 3 divisions in the School of Medicine. All are committed to training young investigators interested in the study of the heart and vasculature. Mentors are grouped according to their research focus. Click the mentors for descriptions of their research.


Brian Annex, MD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Paula Barrett, PhD
Pharmacology

Thomas Braciale, MD, PhD
Pathology

Robert Carey, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Jessica Connelly, PhD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Victor Engelhard, PhD
Microbiology

Fred Epstein, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Brent French, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Ariel Gomez, MD
Pathology

William Guilford, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Patrice Guyenet, PhD
Pharmacology

Thurl Harris, PhD
Pharmacology

Brian Helmke, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Jeffrey Holmes, MD, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

John Hossack, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Song Hu, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Brant Isakson, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Kevin Janes, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Kimberly Kelly, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Christopher Kramer, MD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Bijoy Kundu, PhD
Radiology

Victor Laubach, PhD
Surgery

Michael Lawrence, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Norbert Leitinger, PhD
Pharmacology

Kevin Lynch, PhD
Pharmacology

Mike McConnell, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Coleen McNamara, MD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Craig Meyer, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Randall Moorman, MD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Craig Nunemaker, PhD
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Mark Okusa, MD
Nephrology

Gary Owens, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Jason Papin, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Richard Price, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
Microbiology

Steve Rich, PhD
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Michele Sale, MD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Jeff Saucerman, PhD
Biomedical Engineering

Ira Schulman, PhD
Pharmacology

Helmy Siragy, MD
Endocrinology and Metabolism

Avril Somlyo, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics

Kenneth Tung, MD
Pathology

Gib Upchurch, MD
Surgery

Zhen Yan, PhD
Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine

Paul Yates, MD, PhD
Ophthalmology

Mark Yeager, MD, PhD
Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics