CUTTING EDGE CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH
Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute (CVRTI) delivers cutting-edge cell-to-bedside research and education of cardiovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. At the CVRTI, we are both developing new insights into the biology of heart muscle cells, and developing novel therapeutics for patients with heart failure and cardiac arrhythmias such as sudden cardiac death.
Located at the University of Utah, the CVRTI nucleates a campus wide, multidisciplinary team of fourteen individual investigator laboratories who are both scientists and physician scientists. The research of the laboratories spans from basic muscle biology and channel electrophysiology to metabolism and genetics. Founded in 1969, the CVRTI is one of the oldest cardiovascular institutes in the country, and its research has already impacted clinical care from development of the first artificial heart, to the genetic basis of long QT arrhythmias, to using electricity to map heart dimensions for arrhythmia ablation, to myocardial recovery.
December Seminar Series
We finish out Seminar Series for the academic semester with Kendell Clement, PhD
University of Utah Speaker
Thursday, December 14, 2023
12:00pm – 1:00pm (MT)
Modeling disease initiation using CRISPR
screens with single-cell DNA readout
Kendell Clement, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics
The University of Utah
Join us for a hybrid meeting via Zoom or at Eccles Health Sciences Education Building, EHSEB, Bldg. 575, Room 1700, 25 S. 2000 E. (Lunch Provided)
Email Diane Ragan, firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom Link
The heart is a muscle, and, like other muscles in the body, it uses chemical energy to power contraction. Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is the primary source of this energy, and most cardiac ATP (up to 90%) comes from fatty acids, while the remaining ATP comes from lactate, amino acids, ketone bodies, and glucose.