cardiovascular and metabolic diseases

The work performed in the laboratories of the Cardiometabolic Disease Prevention program is aimed at a better understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cardiovascular disease (primarily heart disease, stroke, and hypertension), metabolic syndrome, fatty liver disease, and type 2 diabetes. The role of oxidative stress and inflammation in the causation of these diseases is being investigated, as well as the protective effects of micronutrients and other dietary factors or supplements, such as vitamins C and E, lipoic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and flavonoids.

Faculty Involved: Balz Frei, Ph.D., Donald B. Jump, Ph.D., Fred Stevens, Ph.D., and Maret G. Traber, Ph.D.