Student working on a research project.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity In Cardiovascular Physiology

One area of interest in our laboratory is the investigation of novel treatment strategies designed to prevent heart muscle damage and improve cardiac function after acute myocardial infarction ("heart attack"). Currently, we are testing whether adult stem cells cultivated from heart tissue biopsies effectively reduce cardiac injury if they are administered shortly after the myocardial infarction has occurred. Interested students will have the opportunity to assist with experimental studies in large animal models of heart disease and learn techniques for blood collection, storage, and assessment of cardiac injury via quantification of blood-based biomarkers.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Physiology, Medicine, Cardiology, Biology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Previous laboratory experience is helpful but not required. We will provide training, as necessary.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Brian Weil
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Physiology And Biophysics
Office: CTRC Suite 7030/JSMBS 3112