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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Basic Research

We offer many research and educational opportunities for fellows seeking postdoctoral training in basic cardiovascular biology. Candidates holding either a Ph.D., an M.D., or combined degrees may apply for a fellowship position that is not linked to the training program in clinical cardiology. Candidates must select a laboratory mentor at the time of application.

The basic science research underway in the Division of Cardiology focuses mostly on cardiomyocyte biology. There are three broad areas of emphasis, including cardiomyocyte remodeling—both pathological and physiological—under conditions of stress; stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; and electrophysiological remodeling.

Laboratory Opportunities

Interested applicants will discover training opportunities in several laboratories focused on these three areas of emphasis. Candidates are encouraged to examine the Division website for information on faculty interests and expertise. You’ll find listings of research opportunities focusing on cardiomyocyte hypertrophy, programmed cell death, autophagy, myocyte atrophy, metabolism, circadian rhythms, transcriptional control, nitroso-oxidative signaling, hypoxia-dependent signaling, cardiac fibrosis, and molecular, cellular, and whole-animal electrophysiology, plus other areas of interest.

Highly Integrated

Basic research in the Division of Cardiology is highly integrated with several established research programs across campus. Fellows work with a number of departments and centers.

Serious Commitment

Competitive applicants will devote at least one year to basic science research; a commitment of upwards of three years is required . The trainee, research mentor, and division chief will devise a concerted plan for long-term training, to ensure the trainee will be competitive for a career in basic research. In some instances, this period of training may extend into a junior faculty appointment.

Program Contacts


Gail Peterson, M.D.

Program Director, Fellowship Training Program

  • Division of Cardiology

Anish Bhatt, M.D.

Associate Program Director

  • Division of Cardiology

Nikhil Munshi, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Physician Scientist Program

  • Division of Cardiology

Anand Rohatgi, M.D.

Assistant Director, Academic Development

  • Division of Cardiology

Erica Santos

GME Program Coordinator III