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Mentors

The primary faculty of the Training Program in Cardiac & Vascular Cell Biology consists of 32 members from eight departments, divisions or programs at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and from the School of Nursing and the Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

They were selected by the Steering Committee based on the following criteria:

  1. research productivity as evidenced by publications and peer-reviewed grant support,
  2. commitment to training as evidenced by their training record, and
  3. the alignment of their scientific interests to the research themes of the CVCB Training Program.

The faculty is responsible for teaching formal courses for the pre-doctoral and postdoctoral trainees, supervising the laboratory rotations and thesis research of the pre-doctoral trainees and supervising the research and course work of the postdoctoral trainees.

Toni Antalis
 
Toni Antalis, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Surgery
 

 
Dr. Blaustein
 
Mordecai P. Blaustein, M.D.
  • Professor, Departments of Physiology and Medicine
  • Co-director, Training Program in Cardiac & Vascular Cell Biology
  • Director, Maryland Center for Heart, Hypertension & Kidney Disease
 

 
Robert J. Bloch
 
Robert J. Bloch, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
  • Director, Training Program in Membrane Biology
 

 
Meredith Bond
 
Meredith Bond, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Medicine
  • Program Director, Training Program in Cardiac and Vascular Cell Biology
  • Chair, Department of Physiology
 

 
Yen-Pei (Christy) Chang 
 
Yen-Pei (Christy) Chang, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
 
 

 
Vera A. Golovina
 
Vera A. Golovina Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
Bartley Griffith
 
Bartley Griffith, M.D.
  • Professor of Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
  • Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation, UMMC
 

 
Dr. Hamlyn
 
John M. Hamlyn, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology and the Program in Neuroscience
 

 
Steven J Kittner  
 
Steven J. Kittner, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Director, Maryland Stroke Center, University of Maryland Medical Center
 

 
Robert Koos 
 
Robert Koos, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
Willem Kop
 
Willem J. Kop, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, the Uniformed Services University Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 

 
Jonathan Lederer  
 
W. Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Professor, Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute and Department of Physiology
  • Director, Medical Biotechnology Center, University of Maryland Biotechnology Insitute
 

 
Andrea L. Meredith
 
Andrea L. Meredith, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
Braxton D. Mitchell 
 
Braxton D. Mitchell, M.P.H, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine
 

 
Jessica Mong
 
Jessica A. Mong, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
 

 
Thomas Pallone
 
Thomas L. Pallone, M.D.
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Department of Physiology
  • Co-director, Training Program in Cardiac & Vascular Cell Biology
 

 
Richard N. Pierson III 
 
Richard N. Pierson III, M.D.
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
  • Director, Surgical Care Service, Veterans Administration Maryland Health Care System
  • Clinical Director, Heart and Lung Transplantation
 

 
Terry Rogers
 
Terry B. Rogers, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Director, University of Maryland MD/PhD Program
 

 
Martin Schneider
 
Martin F. Schneider, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Muscle Biology
 

 
Alan Shuldiner 
 
Alan Shuldiner, M.D.
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Head, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition
 

 
J. Marc Simard
 
J. Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Department of Pathology and Department of Physiology
  • Chief, Neurosurgical Services, VA Hospital
 

 
William C. Stanley
 
William C. Stanley, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Co-director, Training Program in Cardiac & Vascular Cell Biology
 

 
Nanette I. Steinle
 
Nanette I. Steinle, M.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition
 

 
Dudley K. Strickland
 
Dudley K. Strickland, Ph.D.
  • Director, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases
  • Director, Program in Molecular Medicine, Graduate Program in Life Sciences
  • Professor, Department of Surgery, Divison of Cardiac Surgery and Department of Physiology
 

 
Loren P. Thompson
 
Loren P. Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Science, and Department of Physiology
 

 
Matthew Trudeau
 
Matthew Trudeau, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
.James Wade
 
James B, Wade, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
Chris Wade
 
Chris Ward, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Department of Organizational Systems & Adult Health, and School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
 

 
Edward J. Weinman
 
Edward J. Weinman, M.D.
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Department of Physiology
 

 
Paul Welling
 
Paul Welling, M.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology
 

 
Dr. Wier 
 
W. Gil Wier, Ph.D.
  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Program in Neuroscience