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

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

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

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

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

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

Coleen McNamara, MD
cam8c@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes

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

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

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