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Leading Cardiovascular Research in Rochester, NY

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About the CVRI

Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) researchers are dedicated to understanding how the heart and blood vessels become susceptible to disease. Using state-of-the-art technologies, new treatments and diagnostic tests are being developed and analyzed for potential use in clinical cardiovascular medicine.

A major component of our efforts also centers on the training of students, residents, and cardiology clinical and research fellows. By utilizing a full time academic faculty with significant research interests and abilities and the clinical and research resources of the University and the Hospital, we are able to provide training programs that produce well rounded clinical and research cardiologists. Our graduates are routinely sought out for top positions in both clinical and research institutions in the region and around the nation.

Read about our research projects.

News & Events

February 2015

Gene Editing Technology Holds Huge Potential

A new gene editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 is taking the scientific community by storm. Learn how CVRI researchers are using this system to combat disease.

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Archived News


Group photo, International MADS Box Conference 2013International MADS Box Conference

The first ever International MADS Box Conference (IMBC), organized by Joe Miano and Eric Small, was held in Canandaigua, July 10-13 at the Inn on the Lake.

More than 70 SRF/MEF2 investigators from USA, Canada, France, England, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Italy, and Japan attended the meeting. Keynote addresses by Dr. Richard Treisman and Dr. Eric Olson were among the meeting highlights, which featured two intense days of talks and posters. The conference was capped with some fine entertainment from Rochester’s own Michaela Davis and Chris Peltz. There was overwhelming enthusiasm to have another IMBC meeting in the future.