microscopic image of heart cells

Heart Function and Failure

Heart function and failure are controlled by complex molecular networks that are just beginning to be mapped. The CSBG combines computational modeling and experiments to discover molecular networks that control cardiac remodeling and regeneration.

Specific research focus areas include cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and death, extra-cellular matrix remodeling by fibroblasts and macrophages, and cardiomyocyte proliferation.