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

Eugene Barrett, MD, PhD
ejb8x@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Insulin action on the vasculature, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and diabetes

Robert Carey, MD
rmc4c@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Hormonal control of blood pressure and kidney function

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

Thurl Harris, PhD
teh3c@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis

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

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

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

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

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

Zhen Yan, PhD
zy3m@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Molecular and signaling mechanisms of skeletal muscle plasticity