2012 Seed Grant Winners

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 CVI seed grants.

This year, the CVI is funding a record 12 seed grants, with the generous help of the Lucile Packard Hospital. The funded proposals reflect the breadth and vision of the CVI - which is determined to be the international leader in cardiovascular research, education and health.

Eugene Butcher, MD

Coagulation Factor VIII: Endothelial Origin and Mechanisms of Cell-specific and Clinical Dysregulation

Manish Butte, MD, PhD

Measuring Electromechanical Asynchrony in iPSC-CM using Atomic Force Microscopy

This Research is Funded by the CHRI

Christopher Contag, PhD

Molecular Mechanisms of Fetal Bradycardia Due to Placental Infection

This Research is Funded by the CHRI

Rajesh Dash, MD

Arrhythmogenic Impact of Restorative Stem Cell Therapy in the Infarcted Porcine Myocardium

Ngan Huang, PhD

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Aligned Vascular Graft with Improved Patency

Michaela Kiernan, PhD

A Brief Assessment Tool for a Heart-Healthy Diet

Jason Merker, MD, PhD
Joshua Knowles, MD

Hybrid Genotyping of a Well-Phenotyped Healthy Control Population as a Community Resource for Exome Studies

Patricia Nguyen, MD

Evaluating the Risk of Low Dose Radiation:Are Patients Being Harmed by Medical Imaging Tests?

Marco Perez, MD

Genetic variation near HCRTR2 is Associated with Dramatic Improvement of Heart Function in Patients with Heart Failure

Pilar Ruiz-Lozano, PhD

Engineered Embryonic Epicardium Activates Cardiac Regeneration – A Preclinical Study in Pigs

This Research is Funded by the CHRI

Edda Spiekerkoetter, PhD

Increasing BMP Signaling to Improve Right Ventricular Function in Congenital Heart Disease

Richard Zare, PhD

Conductive Nanoparticle Composites for Cardiac Implants