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

Thomas Braciale, MD, PhD
tjb2r@virginia.edu
Research Interest
T Lymphocyte responses to virus infection

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

Victor Engelhard, PhD
vhe@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Role of lymphatic endothelial cells in regulating immunity and self-tolerance

Brant Isakson, PhD
bei6n@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients

Kevin Janes, PhD
kaj5f@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and viral-induced heart failure

Bijoy Kundu, PhD
bkk5a@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Positron emission tomography imaging of myocardial glucose metabolism

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

Coleen McNamara, MD
cam8c@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes

Jason Papin, PhD
jap8r@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, PhD
smp6p@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Tissue engineering and regeneration, computational systems biology, vascular growth and remodeling

Jeff Saucerman, PhD
jjs3g@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease

Paul Yates, MD, PhD
pay2x@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases

Mark Yeager, MD, PhD
my3r@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Cardiac gap junction membrane channels / integrins water channels / rotavirus / reovirus / retrovirus

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