Welcome to the Center for Vascular Biology (CVB) at the
University of Connecticut Health Center, located in
Farmington, Connecticut. Dr. Linda H. Shapiro,
Director, oversees the Center
which was formed in 1998. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees chose
vascular biology as one of
the strategic areas of research in the Health Center
Strategic Plan and recruitment began in earnest in 1998.
Currently, there are six primary faculty members in the
Center. One other Health Center faculty member is affiliated with the
CVB and contributes to the research and education efforts of
Vascular biology is the study of the cells of the
vascular system, which permeates every organ in the body.
Blood vessels are dynamic structures made up of several cell
types, including endothelial and smooth muscle cells.
Abnormality of blood vessels is important in many serious
diseases, including heart attacks, diabetic leg ulcers,
cancer growth and metastasis, diabetic blindness, and rheumatoid
arthritis, among others.
CVB faculty participates in educational programs in the schools of
medicine, dental medicine and graduate
school. Active graduate and postdoctoral training programs
exist in the laboratories of the CVB. Through cutting-edge
research and education, we aim to contribute important new
knowledge to the field of vascular biology.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available to
study the functional genomics of lipoprotein
cholesterol receptors. Learn more >