Julie Phillippi, PhD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Bioengineering
Vice Chair for Cardiac Research
Director of Postdoctoral Research
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Principal Investigator and Scientific Director, Cardiac Surgery Research Lab
The mission of the Cardiac Research Laboratory is to leverage cell-matrix mechanisms in normal physiology for the development of new and less invasive treatments for cardiovascular pathologies. To achieve this mission, our laboratory partners with cardiothoracic surgeons to leverage an abundance of clinical and surgical expertise to shape and execute clinically-relevant inquiries through basic science experimental designs. Our team of vascular cell and matrix biologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, research coordinators, physician assistants, and nurses strives to provide a dynamic interdisciplinary training environment at an important clinical, basic science, and bioengineering intersection. These facets will enable impactful basic science discoveries that translate toward innovative clinical decision making in the management of patients affected by cardiovascular disease. In this lab, we believe that science is real, love is love, immigrants are welcome, diversity is essential, black lives matter, and blood vessels are cool.