Aug 1, 2016

KCU Receives NIH Grant to Study Causes of Microvascular Defects in Heart Disease

Eugene Konorev, MD, PhD, KCU associate professor of pharmacology and microbiology, was awarded a grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health for his ongoing studies related to cardiovascular disease. Specifically, Dr. Konorev's research looks at ways to stimulate new myocardial blood vessel growth in response to heart failure resulting from cancer therapeutics. Students will work alongside Dr. Konorev to identify ways to lessen the toxic side effects of the drug doxorubicin and to understand other causes of heart failure as well. (read more)