The Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) performs cutting edge research illuminating cardiovascular and pulmonary biology and disease and trains clinicians and scientists to become future leaders of these fields.

The CVRI provides a home for a wide spectrum of investigation ranging from the most basic science to disease-focused and patient-based research. It also links faculty interested in cardiovascular biology and disease across UCSF programs, departments and campuses. The diversity of CVRI’s faculty and its collaborative culture fosters a multidisciplinary approach to research problems and provides an important bridge between UCSF’s outstanding clinical and basic science departments.

UCSF’ s Cardiovascular Research Institute and its partner basic science and clinical departments seek to recruit new faculty to develop exciting and impactful research programs in areas of major scientific opportunity and unmet medical need. Please apply here.

 

 

Evidence for hormonal control of heart regenerative capacity during endothermy acquisition Why can’t we regenerate the heart? A recent study by the Huang laboratory at UCSF explored the heart of echidnas, platypus, anteaters, armadillos, whales and bats,… Continue Reading
How Scientists Detect the Most Lethal Shellfish Toxin You’ve Never Heard Of There is a weapon that is released by algae around the world and concentrated, invisible, in the flesh of shellfish. An amount the size of… Continue Reading
Frog Protein May Mitigate Dangers Posed by Toxic Marine Microbes Fueled by Climate Change CVRI investigators have uncovered how an American bullfrog protein known as saxiphilin binds to and inhibits the action of saxitoxin. This deadly neurotoxin, which is about one… Continue Reading
Unique transmembrane domain interactions differentially modulate integrin αvβ3 and αIIbβ3 function CVRI investigators decipher the mechanism by which platelets are activated to form clots, a key step in both normal and thrombotic processes. The researchers reveal… Continue Reading
Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction Among Adults in the US Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health E-cigarettes are widely promoted as safer alternatives to cigarettes. But a new study by CVRI Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education’s Dharma Bhatta, PhD,… Continue Reading