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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, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Surgery

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, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology
  • Director, Training Program in Membrane Biology

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, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Vera A. Golovina Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology

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

John M. Hamlyn, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology and the Program in Neuroscience

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, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology

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

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, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

Braxton D. Mitchell, M.P.H, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, and Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine

Jessica A. Mong, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

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, 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 B. Rogers, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Director, University of Maryland MD/PhD Program

Martin F. Schneider, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Program in Muscle Biology

Alan Shuldiner, M.D.

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology
  • Head, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Nutrition

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, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
  • Co-director, Training Program in Cardiac & Vascular Cell Biology

Nanette I. Steinle, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

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, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Department of OB/GYN and Reproductive Science, and Department of Physiology

Matthew Trudeau, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology

James B, Wade, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology

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, M.D.

  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, and Department of Physiology

Paul Welling, M.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology

W. Gil Wier, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Program in Neuroscience