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Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI)

Training + Education

The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center focuses on educating medical and scientific researchers, including:

  • Pre-doctoral, graduate, and post-graduate education training are high priorities of the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, with numerous trainees, including students from the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences  at Tufts and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world conducting their research in MCRI labs annually.
  • The Institute sponsors a Molecular Medicine Seminar Series throughout the academic year with guest speakers participating (see below).
  • All MCRI investigators, trainees and technical staff participate in an annual 2 ½ day retreat in Woods Hole, with presentations by nationally and internationally recognized distinguished guest lecturers, and opportunities for all MCRI members to review their latest research as well as discuss new opportunities for collaboration.

The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine is actively recruiting highly qualified MD and PhD scientists in the training phase of their careers. 

The major goal of this program is to train postdoctoral MD and PhD fellows in either (a) basic research involving cellular and molecular investigation in the cardiovascular system, or (b) translational cardiovascular research, through the application of current molecular and cellular principles to important clinical questions in cardiovascular medicine.

The Program is especially focused in five areas of basic and translational cardiovascular science:

  • Vascular Biology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomyocyte Biology and Heart Failure
  • Signal Transduction Pathways in the Cardiovascular System
  • Translational Cardiovascular Genomics and Genetics

For all inquiries and any questions about this fellowship opportunity, please contact the CVTG Program administrator via email:  mcri@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Interested applicants should send a current CV and personal research statement to mcri@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

View current postdoctoral openings

The MCRI hosts the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series throughout the academic year. This hour-long seminar is held every other week on Tuesdays in the Stearns Auditorium. Speakers in the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series come from within the MCRI and Tufts Medical Center itself, from within the greater Tufts University community, from other institutions in and around Boston, and from institutions across the United States and abroad. Speakers are chosen to highlight the research that is being performed in the MCRI, to help foster cross disciplinary collaboration, and to expose members of the Health Sciences Campus to some of the most interesting and prominent research being done outside of this institution. A full schedule of seminars will be posted in October.

Schedule:

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, noon


Michael Previs, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

University of Vermont


“Hypertrophy Cardiomyopathy: A heart with no brakes”

Host: Robert Blanton, MD

Faculty Website

Publications

 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, noon


Lakshmi Pulakat, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology

University of Missouri

 

“Treating Cardiomyopathies Using NP-6A4, a New Peptide Agonist of the Reparative AT2R”

Host: Jennifer DuPont, PhD

Faculty Website

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, noon

 

Miranda Good, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow in Isakson Lab

University of Virginia

 

“The Role of Vascular Pannexin1 in Ischemic Stroke”

Host: Iris Z. Jaffe, MD, PhD

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

 

Jonathan Bogan, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) & of Cell Biology

Yale School of Medicine

 

“The Metabolic Syndrome in Golgi Vesicle”

Faculty Website

Publications


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon


Shelia Collins, PhD

Professor of Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

“Title forthcoming”

Host: Robert M. Blanton

Faculty Website

Publications

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

Peter Caravan, PhD

Associate Professor, Radiology

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Howards Chen, PhD

Faculty Website

Publications


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

 

Robert A. Levine, MD

Professor of Medicine

Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital

 

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Mary Wallingford, PhD

Website

Publications


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

Kevin Kit Parker, PhD

Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Ioana Preston, MD

Website


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

 

Joel Weinstock, MD

Professor of Medicine

Tufts University School of Medicine

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Iris Jaffe

 

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

 

Kiyotake Ishikawa, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Mount Sinai

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Navin Kapur

 


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Stearns Auditorium, Farnsworth 1, Noon

 

Samantha Harris, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular & Molecular Medicine

The University of Arizona, College of Medicine

 

“Title Forthcoming”

Host: Michael Chin, MD, PhD

Faculty Website

Publications


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20 years of discovery

For the past 20 years, the investigators and research teams of the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) have continually translated basic findings into new clinical strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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