Research on Cardiovascular Physiology

scientific model of the human heart with circulatory system.

Students will 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.

Project description subhead goes here

One area of interest in our laboratory is the evaluation of novel treatment strategies designed to prevent or reverse heart muscle damage that occurs in patients with cardiovascular disease. Currently, we are interested in testing a variety of interventions including adult stem cells, stem cell-derived microvesicles, and therapeutic nanoparticles in a variety of preclinical models that mimic human heart diseases.  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.

Project outcome subhead goes here

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Spring 2020
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible To be determined by student/mentor

Project mentor

Brian Weil

Assistant Professor

Physiology and Biophysics

Suite 7030, Clinical and Translational Research Center

Phone: (716) 829-3599

Email: bweil@buffalo.edu

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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.