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

Paula Barrett, PhD
pqb4b@virginia.edu
Research Interest
Role of low-voltage activated T-type Ca2+ channels in physiological responses

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

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

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

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

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

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