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 Barker, PhD
thb4a@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Matrix biology and engineering

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

Brent French, PhD
bf4g@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Novel therapies for treating and preventing ischemic heart disease

Brad Gelfand, PhD
bdg3y@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Blinding disease age-related macular degeneration

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

Norbert Leitinger, PhD
nl2q@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes

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

Gary Owens, PhD
gko@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Genetic, cellular, and molecular control of late stage atherosclerostic lesion pathogenesis

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

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