Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
Houston Methodist’s Department of Cardiovascular Sciences is transforming cardiovascular care. Our scientists and clinical researchers are experts in cardiovascular and stem cell biology, genetic engineering and lipid metabolism, who collaborate and translate discoveries into clinical advances.
The department includes the Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration, which focuses on exploring pluripotency, cardiovascular differentiation and rejuvenation mechanisms. The RNAcore, which provides mmRNA constructs for pluripotency, directed differentiation and telomere extension induction, is an important resource.
Houston Methodist’s culture of innovation is rooted in the translational medicine practiced by renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey. Dr. DeBakey’s cardiovascular surgery breakthroughs revolutionized patient care worldwide. Our physicians and scientists continue to advance cardiovascular medicine and cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.
Joseph C. “Rusty” Walter and Carole Walter Looke Presidential Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Research
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