Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute

Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology

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The new Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology looks to improve quality of life through basic and translational research in vascular and developmental biology. We wish to create a collaborative research community for those working in all aspects of these fields, including investigators and early-career scientists, industrial partners, and governmental entities.

Our Work

We believe that a better understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the formation of different cell types and organs in the human body can lead us to better understanding of disease and, eventually, better treatments and cures. Our focus in developmental biology and vascular biology includes characterization of the molecular and cellular processes regulating vascular and organ development, heart disease, cancer, obesity, blood and lymphatic vascular defects, and vision.

Our Vision

As a center within the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Center for Vascular and Developmental Biology aims to improve human health and be an international reference institution for those conducting research in topics related to our field. Our center hopes to serve our membership through facilitating collaborations, providing top quality training to graduate students and postdocs, increasing public awareness of their work, and attracting collaborative funding. Learn more about the work being done through our center via the links below.

  • Director’s Message
    Learn more about the vision for the center from Director Guillermo Oliver, PhD
  • Labs
    Discover the work being done by our center members
  • Members
    Access member profiles

Contact Us

To connect with our center, please contact Kari LeBeau.


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Job Opportunities

Our center has postdoctoral opportunities available. See the FCVRI Careers page for more information.