November 27 – 28, 2015 Grand Hotel Salerno – Sala Cilento via Lungomare Tafuri, 1, 84127 Salerno
2015/02/20 Aula F. Ferro – Polo Universitario Azienda Ospedaliera – Universitaria “San Giovanni Di Dio e Ruggi D’Aragona”…
The Pathobiology Core is responsible for establishing best practices for tissue and other sample collection, and coordination of these resources. It is also responsible for initiating and leading studies around the molecular biology and cellular aspects of BAV and BAV-associated disease.
Dr Huggins’ laboratory is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Bicuspid Aortic Valve disease and Calcific Aortic Valve Disease. Dr Huggins’ laboratory has previously performed a pathway-based genome-wide association study that identified several genes associated with bicuspid aortic valve. His current work focuses on a regulator of bone formation and the role that gene plays in hardening of the aortic valve which can lead to aortic valve stenosis. In addition to his role directing a research laboratory Dr Huggins is a practicing Cardiologist on staff at Tufts Medical Center Cardiology Division who cares for patients with aortic valve disease.