The Cardiovascular Research Institute Center has six major research focus areas. See the focus themed areas listed below along with the associated Baylor College of Medicine faculty.
- Aortopathy, Valvular Heart Disease
- Arrhythmias, Channelopathies
- Cardiac Regeneration, Stem Cells
- Congenital Developmental Heart Disease
- Coronary Artery Disease, Atherosclerosis, Ischemia
- Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy
CVRI Shared Resources Lab
Located in 521C, this microtome is designed to cut thin slices of tissue samples, typically ranging from 1 to 60 microns in thickness, with high precision and consistency. The instrument works by using a motorized cutting blade to slice the tissue sample, which is mounted on a movable specimen holder that can be adjusted for precise positioning. This model also has a cascading water feature used to help extend the paraffin ribbon into the attached water bath bowl.
Located in room 522C, two -80C vertical ultra-low freezers efficiently store samples by using HC refrigerants and protects them within a structure using steel walls and a composite VIP and polyurethane insulation. Multiple, polyurethane foam insulated interior doors allow easy access with minimal temperature loss to racks set on the stainless-steel shelves inside. Running parameters are clearly displayed on the front electronic control panel at all times and can be downloaded via the USB port for long term datalogging. These samples are used to store human tissue samples; limited space is available upon request.
Other relevant resources
Baylor College of Medicine operates over 27 Advanced Technology Core Laboratories. Several of these cores are particularly useful for the generation of models of cardiovascular disease or phenotyping thereof.
- Advanced Technology Core Laboratories
- Mouse Phenotyping Core
- Optical Imaging and Vital Microscopy Core
- Small Animal MRI
Email email@example.com for more information or to schedule use of shared resources.