Our Labs

FCVRRI scientists’ research programs and labs are integral to our mission. Choose an area of focus below to learn more about the scientific work currently being explored.

Molecular Cardiology

Our scientists are working to understand and develop novel therapies for devastating conditions such as heart failure and arrhythmias as well as focuses on cardiac regeneration and stem cell therapy.

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Kidney Research & Therapeutics

This team is actively conducting innovative research leading to the discovery of novel nephro-therapeutics that will transform the prevention and treatment of kidney diseases and eventually lead to cures.

Meet the Scientists

Vascular & Developmental Biology

FCVRRI investigators in this area believe that a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of different cell types and organs in the human body can lead us to better understanding of disease and, eventually, better treatments and cures.

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Translational Medicine

Learn about our efforts to create a new model for nurturing interest and scholarly activity in translational research, the bridge between discovery and treatment.

Translational Medicine


Cardiovascular Phenotyping Core

Comprehensive phenotyping and cardiac disease models are available, which include small animal 2D-Echo, blood pressure and heart attack disease models, as well as heart and kidney transplantation. Our opportunities for growth include adding high technology approaches to the study of heart and kidney disease (telemetry, MRI and optical tomography imaging for heart and vasculature), histology and pathology cores and exosome isolation.

Mouse Transgenic Lines & Services

The FCVRRI houses more than 100 high-tech mouse lines with specially designed genes. We are negotiating collaboration with a pharmaceutical company to develop a range of humanized mice for the development and testing of new treatments for cardiovascular disease, eye disease and diabetic complications that will ultimately be valuable for patients.

Meet Our Partners

Our members are engaged in research through Northwestern Medicine and related institutions, as well as the broader cardiovascular and kidney research community.

Feinberg Partners

Center for Genetic Medicine (CGM)  Comprehensive Transplant Center  Department of Medicine  Department of Pharmacology  Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)

Northwestern & External Partners

Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute  McCormick School of Engineering

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