Timothy Hacker, Director
The Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility provides University of Wisconsin-Madison and external researchers, including industry scientists, with a central resource for creating and studying cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology in animal models on a fee-for-service basis. While the central focus of the facility is cardiovascular research, the techniques employed are useful to a number of investigators in other fields. Currently, the facility is conducting studies focusing on diabetes, drug toxicology, heart failure, arrhythmias, gene, drug and cell therapy and other cardiovascular diseases. In addition to studying disease, the core conducts laboratory teaching exercises for undergraduate and School of Medicine and Public Health courses.