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CENTER FOR HEART AND
REPARATIVE MEDICINE RESEARCH

     

About the Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research serves as a nexus for cardiovascular research teams exploring basic research questions about the heart. With heart disease the nation’s leading killer, these teams are working to understand how the heart develops, how it becomes damaged, and, ultimately, how it can be repaired. They are also mapping out fundamental properties of the heart, such as how it conducts electricity. Together, they are delving into new strategies for healing the heart.

Contacts

  • Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research Director: Robert Gourdie, Ph.D. 
  • Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research and Administrative Coordinator: Linda Collins
  • Arrhythmia: Irregular heart beat
  • Acute Ischemia: Heart attack
  • Cardiac Conduction: Heart beats
  • Cardiomyopathy: Thickened heart tissue
  • Infection: How viruses affect cellular function and signaling in the heart
  • Ephaptic Coupling: Electrical channels that connect heart muscle cells across a vat of fluid
  • Gap Junctional Coupling: Signaling channels that structurally connect two cells
  • Sudden Cardiac Death: When cardiac conduction fails
  • Vascular Microbiology: How blood vessels grow and respond to injury

 

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