Our Mentors

We have assembled a group of 40 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

George Christ, PhD
gjc8w@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Tissue engineering and regeneration

Fred Epstein, PhD
fhe6b@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Cardiovascular MRI and coronary heart disease

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

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

Craig Meyer, PhD
chm5q@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Magnetic resonance imaging

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

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

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