2008 CVI Seed Grants Recipients

In 2008, seed grant awards went to eight broad interdisciplinary research teams.

John Cooke, MD, PhD

Collaborators: James Byrne, Ron Dalman, James Swartz, Paul Wender, Joseph Wu, Phillip Yang

Nuclear reprogramming for Vascular Regeneration in Critical Limb Ischemia 

Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD

Collaborators: Stephen Galli, Euan Ashley, Suresh Palanayandi

The role of PKC isozymes βII and ε in mast cell activity and in hypertension induced heart failure

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Collaborators: Irv Weissman, Sam Gambhir, Robert Robbins, Tom Quertermous, Mark Kay, Andrew Connolly

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes for Cardiac Therapy

Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD

Collaborators: Phil Tsao, Fahim Abbasi, Tim Assimes, Tom Quertermous, Gerald Reaven

Genome Wide Association Study of Variation in Insulin Mediated Glucose Uptake 

Phil Tsao, PhD

Collaborators: Ron Dalman, David Stevenson, Ronald Wong, Junya Azuma

Effect of Statin Therapy upon AAA Disease: Role of Heme Oxygenase 

Michael V. McConnell, MD, MSEE

Collaborators: Aravind Swaminathan, Kim Butts Pauly, John M. Pauly, David H. Liang, Euan A. Ashley, Viola Rieke

Noninvasive MRI-Guided Myocardial Ablation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Marlene Rabinovitch, MD

Collaborators: V. Mohan Reddy, Jeffrey A. Feinstein, Ellen Kuhl, William F. Fearon, Curtis W. Frank, Thomas Kleisli, Serdar Goktepe

Computationally Guided Design of Biodegradable Drug Eluting Stents for the Treatment and Reversal of Vascular Stenoses in Children with Congenital Heart Defects

Charles A. Taylor, PhD

Collaborators: William F. Fearon, Geoffrey D Rubin

Predicting Outcomes of Treatments for Coronary Artery Disease