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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


International MADS Box Conference 2018International MADS Box Conference

The second IMBC meeting was held July 8-11, 2018 in majestic Lake Placid.  Some 60 investigators from around the world gathered at the Crowne Plaza Lake Placid for some 25 talks and poster sessions, all focused on SRF, MEF2 and related cofactors.

The event was attended by a diverse group of investigators studying heart, blood, vessels, brain, and liver in an array of developmental and disease contexts.  IMBC will continue in 2020 or 2021 in San Francisco or China.