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About the Center

The Center for Cardiovascular and Muscle Research (CCMR) is an innovative and very productive unit of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Since its inception in 1993, it has provided a focus for the application of molecular genetics to the understanding of cardiac and muscle cellular physiology and pathophysiology. In the not too distant future, that understanding will lead to a clearer understanding of cardiovascular disease mechanisms. This in turn, will allow us to refine diagnostic techniques and treatments of these diseases, by incorporating findings from studies of molecular genetics.

The Center has worked hard from it's inception to forge collaborative links between basic scientists and clinicians, and to facilitate the transfer of basic science findings to clinical applications. It is a model for centers which seek to combine the resources of basic science and clinical departments. As such, it forms an integral and welcome part of SUNY Downstate's academic enterprise.