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

Karen Hirschi, PhD
kkh4yy@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to blood vessel formation

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

Victor Laubach, PhD
vel8n@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury after lung transplantation

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

Eyleen O'Rourke, PhD
ejo8b@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Obesity and aging

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

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

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

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