The Heart Institute’s Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Research is devoted to understanding the basic causes of pediatric cardiovascular disease. Our basic science research is focused on carrying out state-of-the-art studies of normal and abnormal cardiac function and development. Ultimately, we intend this research to form a foundation for the development of innovative cardiovascular treatments for patients.

The basic research program is nationally and internationally known and its faculty serves on numerous national advisory and review boards. With four major program grants and 14 individual grants from the National Institutes of Health, the basic sciences faculty members pursue their cutting-edge research efforts. Additional successes at the national level have resulted in procuring national and international funds to support faculty research.