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Ross Laboratory
at UC San Diego

Our Research

Vinculin CoverThe Ross Lab focuses on understanding the fundamental basis of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.

Our investigations center on the role of proteins that bridge the extracellular environment to the interior of cells, with particular emphasis on cell-cell and cell-matrix proteins critical for function of cardiac myocytes.

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Postdoctoral positions are available.
Please E-mail Robert Ross at to inquire.

Dr. Robert S. Ross

Dr. Robert Ross

Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Vice-Chancellor for Health Sciences Academic Affairs,
Staff Physician, San Diego VA Hospital

Co-Director of the Molecular Cardiology Program and Co-director of the Cardiac Biological Science and Engineering Center in the Institute of Engineering in Medicine (IEM). He is also a staff cardiologist and Director of Echocardiography at the San Diego VA Healthcare System.

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