Cardiovascular Research

Mentor Name:
Anthony Donato

Mentor Position:
Associate Professor

Internal Medicine



Project Description:

As we get older, our vascular function decreases. A dysfunctional vasculature can lead to an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis and high blood pressure. This project is part of the TVP Lab (Translational Vascular Physiology Lab) and the principle investigators are Dr.’s Anthony J. Donato and Lisa Lesniewski. Our laboratory is interested in determining what mechanisms lead to vascular dysfunction with advancing age. We are also interested in determining how lifestyle interventions, such as diet and exercise, can help preserve vascular function in older age.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; This is a work-study research position

Student Role:

Students will assist with all aspects of the research projects, including data collection, analysis, and presentation.

Student Benefits:

The opportunity to apply knowledge gained in biology and physiology courses to help answer important biomedical research questions.

Project Duration:

Projects are ongoing. We request that students spend at least 10 hrs/week in the lab for at least two semesters.

Minimum Requirements:

Interest in performing biomedical research.