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Cardiac Biology Section

Edward G. Lakatta, Ph.D., Chief

The Cardiovascular Biology Section was formed in 2000 and is comprised of four units: Human Studies Unit, Basic Cardiac and Vascular study Units and Receptor Signaling Unit. The present primary research focus of the Cardiac Unit is on mechanisms of pacemaker cell function.

Portfolios/Research Areas

  • The relationship between ROS, the redox state, and the function of mitochondria, and,
  • The role of NO in excitation-contraction coupling in heart.