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

Ukpong Eyo, PhD
ube9q@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Microglia in neurodevelopment and neurodevelopment disorders

Patrice Guyenet, PhD
pgg@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Neural control of blood pressure and respiration

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

Richard Price, PhD
rjp2z@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Focused ultrasound and immunotherapy; arteriogenesis and angiogenesis

Kodi Ravichandran, PhD
kr4h@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Apoptotic cell clearance mechanisms in health 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

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