Peter is currently a cardiology fellow and PhD candidate in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology at the UCLA. As part of the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) program, he used a multiscale approach to create a comprehensive atlas of how the cardiac autonomic nervous system controls the heartbeat.
The future of cardiovascular medicine is here at UCLA, because we have a team of investigators that are fully committed - from the level of clinical care, through discovery science and engineering, to community outreach, and to educating the next generation.
While cardiovascular calcification is associated with a higher risk of cardiac events, whether modifying calcification improves outcomes is unclear. New studies show that using fused micro-PET/CT imaging in mice allows researchers to better understand how cardiovascular calcification responds to interventions, such as endurance exercise and parathyroid hormone therapy.