The Cardiovascular Research Program (CRP) investigates molecular genetic mechanisms of heart diseases. It focuses on discovering new fundamental mechanisms governing cardiac growth and survival, with a special emphasis on transcriptional regulatory networks and epigenetic changes in the diseased heart. The goal of the program’s research is to provide new conceptual frameworks to develop therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disorders.
- By conducting cutting-edge and innovative research, the CRP has made important contributions in the field of cardiovascular medicine. Using a variety of methodologies including biochemical, molecular, proteomics and microscopy in cellular systems, animal models and in humans, the CRP has discovered new fundamental mechanisms governing cardiac growth and survival, as well as novel epigenetic mechanisms regulating heart failure.
- The CRP welcomes and maintains active collaborations with basic and clinical departments at KFSHRC and with institutions in the United States.
- Research projects are supported by grants funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and by Institutional funds.