The Cardiovascular Research Institute at Mount Sinai

Laboratories and Core Facilities

Our teams of multidisciplinary investigators at the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) are breaking new ground as we strive to transform scientific findings into real and progressive therapies to combat cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiovascular Labs

Atomic Force Microscopy Core Facility

Allowing cutting-edge nanotechnology studies with an atomic force microscope

Raymond Benza

Benza Laboratory

Benza Laboratory
Genomic profiling, biomarker development and machine learned risk stratification tools for cardiovascular disease


Cai Laboratory
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis and inflammation

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Costa Laboratory

Cardiovascular Cell and Tissue Engineering

Ron Do

Do Laboratory
Genomic basis of cardiovascular disease


Dubois Laboratory
Investigating mechanisms of cell fate specification and disease in the early human heart


Fayad Laboratory
Detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease using multimodal biomedical imaging


Gelb Laboratory
Understanding the causes of congenital heart defects


Goedeke Laboratory
Metabolic flux and cell signaling in cardiometabolic disease

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Goukassian Laboratory

Cardiovascular Space and Terrestrial Radiobiology

Carol Gregorio

Gregorio Laboratory
Molecular mechanisms in cardiac and skeletal muscle during normal development and disease

Louharia Hadri

Hadri Laboratory

Cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Ishikawa Laboratory

Preclinical translational studies using large animals, gene/cell therapy, cardiovascular diseases


Kontorovich Laboratory
Investigating genetic factors underlying viral-induced myocarditis

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Kovacic Laboratory

Making game-changing discoveries related to cardiovascular blockage

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McAlpine Laboratory
Immune cells: linking sleep, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer’s disease


Merad Laboratory
Macrophages and dendritic cells in cancer and inflammatory diseases


Noval Laboratory
Transmission, pathogenesis and cardiovascular implications of mosquito-borne viruses

Francesco Ramirez

Ramirez Laboratory
Computational and experimental approaches to identify new drug therapies against thoracic aortic aneurysm

Russo lab

Russo Laboratory
Neural and immunological mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders

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Sahoo Laboratory

Cardiovascular Exosomes and Epitranscriptome

Eric Sobie

Sobie Laboratory
Systems pharmacology of arrhythmias and heart failure


Stewart Laboratory
Therapeutic development for human beta cell regeneration

Christoher Sturgeon

Sturgeon Laboratory
Investigating the development of the human hematopoietic system

Filip Swirski

Swirski Laboratory
Immune, Metabolic, and Nervous Systems in Cardiovascular Health and Disease


Teunissen Laboratory
Nanotherapeutic synthesis, development, and radiolabeling

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Trivieri Laboratory

Molecular mechanism of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension, tissue engineering

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Turnbull Laboratory

Tissue Engineering, stem cell biology, inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies


Van Leent Laboratory
Molecular imaging in cardiovascular disease

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Zangi Lab

Novel therapeutic targets to induce cardiac regeneration post-myocardial infarction.