Professor of Immunology in Medicine (Elect), Infectious Diseases
Persons living with HIV have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Our lab studies the links between HIV immune dysfunction and pathogenic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular system complications among people with HIV and receiving virally suppressive antiretroviral therapy.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology
Using zebrafish as a model, the Cao Lab aims at dissecting how natural heart regeneration is regulated at the cellular and molecular level, and how the generalizable findings can be applied in other regenerative contexts