Mentoring in Cardiovascular Biology

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS’s) Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) program supports thematic multidisciplinary centers that augment and strengthen institutional biomedical research capacity. This is accomplished by expanding and developing biomedical faculty research capability and enhancing research infrastructure, including the establishment of core facilities needed to carry out the objectives of a multidisciplinary, collaborative program.

Our mission as a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence is to mentor a group of outstanding new investigators within the multidisciplinary and interdepartmental effort in cardiovascular biology.

Under the leadership of Program Director, Daniel Kapusta, PhD, the program is energized and growing with promise. The program brings together a number of scientists with unique perspectives and talents.

LSU Health Sciences Center’s substantial commitment to this program is made evident by the recruitment of new Department Heads in Pharmacology and Physiology and the Section of Cardiology. The LSUHSC Cardiovascular Center is poised for further expansion as new researchers continue to join in participation and scientific core facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment and services to enhance research needs of COBRE and University investigators. 

This mentoring program increases the funded faculty base for research in cardiovascular biology and is pivotal in helping to launch the careers of talented young research investigators. Together, this COBRE program provides a platform for advances that will significantly impact our understanding of cardiovascular disease and provide new avenues for therapeutic management. This initiative is supported by four core facilities: The Administrative, Cell and Molecular Analysis, Vascular and Cardiac Function, and Imaging and Histology Cores.

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The project described was supported by grants from the National Center for Research Resources (5 P20 RR018766-09) and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (8 P20 GM103514-10) from the National Institutes of Health and  currently by the National Institute of Health Grant P30 GM103514-11 (Phase III.) This page's contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily report the official view of NIGMS or NIH.