Our Mentors

We have assembled a group of 49 mentors, from 25 research 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 areas. Click the mentors for descriptions of their research.

Research Areas

All
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biomedical Engineering
Biophysics
Biotechnology
Cancer Biology
Cardiovascular Biology
Cell & Developmental Biology
Computational Biology
Epigenetics
Epigenomics
Experimental Pathology
Genetics
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Metabolism
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Pharmacology
Neuroimmunology
Neuroscience
Physiology
Structural Biology
Vascular Biology
Virology

Gorav Ailawadi, MD
ga3f@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Novel treatments and pathophysiology of aortic aneurysms

Mete Civelek, PhD
mc2wq@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Systems genetics approaches to understand cardiometabolic traits

Anindya Dutta, PhD
ad8q@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Noncoding RNAs in skeletal muscle function; genomic instability in cancers

Jeffrey Holmes, MD, PhD
jwh2t@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Healing after myocardial infarction, cardiac growth and remodeling, and image-based modeling and diagnosis

Mike McConnell, PhD
mjm2zv@virginia.edu
Research Interest
The cause and consequence of somatic mosaicism in neurons

Clint Miller, PhD
cm6bt@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Integrating large-scale human genetics and genomics datasets with clinically relevant functional models

Steve Rich, PhD
ssr4n@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Genetic and integrative `omics analysis of cardiovascular disease, type 1 diabetes, and their risk factors

Ken Walsh, PhD
kw9ar@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Signaling- and transcriptional-regulatory mechanisms that control both normal and pathological tissue growth in the cardiovascular system

Eli Zunder, PhD
ez8v@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Stem cell behavior in normal and disease states