Researchers from seven institutions received an $8.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct research on the anatomy and function of the nerves that control the heart.
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, will serve as the lead researcher. The title of the project is “Comprehensive Structural and Functional Mapping of the Mammalian Cardiac Nervous System.”
The principal investigators from the other schools are Viviana Gradinaru, PhD (California Institute of Technology), Stephen Liberles, PhD (Harvard University), Charless Fowlkes, PhD (University of California, Irvine), Irving Zucker, PhD (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Beth Habecker, PhD (Oregon Health and Science University) and David Paterson, DPhil, DSc (Oxford University).
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