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Christine S. Moravec, PhD

Christine S. Moravec, PhD

Director of Basic Research, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Christine S Moravec, PhD, is Staff in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Heart Failure and Transplant Medicine. Dr. Moravec serves as the Director of Basic Science Research for the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure and she holds secondary appointments in the Department of Molecular Cardiology and the Department of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. Moravec received her PhD in Regulatory Biology from Cleveland State University in 1988, as one of the first students in the joint Cleveland State-Cleveland Clinic doctoral program. Since 1990, she has run a research lab focused on intracellular calcium cycling and autonomic nervous system signaling in human heart failure. Dr. Moravec has established the world's largest bank of human heart tissues for research, and works frequently with investigators from throughout the US and various countries on research projects investigating cellular and molecular correlates of human heart failure and the possibility that these changes can be reversed with various types of therapy. Work in Dr. Moravec's laboratory has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association, and has been published in journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, the New England Journal of Medicine, the American Journal of Physiology and Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences. Dr. Moravec is an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and has served on several standing NIH study sections including the NHLBI Program Project Parent Committee.

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