UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology

Welcome to the Center for Cardiovascular Biology

The Center for Cardiovascular Biology is dedicated to discovering the molecular basis of cardiovascular disease, harnessing this information to develop new therapies, and training the next generation of cardiovascular physicians and scientists.

What's New

Latest Research

Researchers in the Davis Lab reveal new details about the role an RNA binding protein (MBNL1) plays in the steps that lead to scarring in the heart.


Breakfast Club Seminar Series

Occurs weekly on Thursdays from 9-10 am at the UW SLU campus. We have a fantastic line-up of Distinguished Lecturers this academic year (2023-2023)!

Who We Are

Collaborative. Curious. Bold

We are a team-minded group of scientists with a passion for basic science, translational cardiovascular research, and the public good. Our labs are technology hubs, training villages, and centers of multiscale discovery driven by the latest advances in cell biology, biomaterials, and regenerative medicine.

Quick Facts

Director: Jennifer Davis, PhD

Home Department: Lab Medicine and Pathology

Location: UW Medicine South Lake Union

Founder: Chuck Murry

Past Director: Robb MacLellan

Steering Committee

  • Alessandro Bertero
  • Patrick Boyle
  • Farid Moussavi-Harami
  • Kelly Stevens
  • Ying Zheng


  • Cardiovascular Physiology Core
  • Angiography Suite
  • BiomoleculFacilities
  • Cardiovascular Physiology Core
  • Angiography Suite
  • Biomolecular Imaging Center
  • Shared Equipment Programar
  • Imaging Center
  • Shared Equipment Program

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Fibrosis
  • Stem Cell Differentiation
  • Biomaterials
  • Vascular Engineering
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Disease Modeling
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Endothelial Biology
  • Muscle Mechanics
  • Bioimaging
  • Bioinformatics
  • Genome Sciences
  • Mitochondria and Metabolism
  • Computation