The American Heart Association (AHA) created the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) in 1999 to promote research and education. Our goal is to improve understanding of mechanisms of basic cardiovascular regulation to support the development of new therapies and insights into clinical cardiovascular disease. Special emphasis is placed on integrating molecular/cellular and physiological approaches to address problems relating to functional genomics, cell signaling, myocardial biology, circulatory physiology, pathophysiology and peripheral vascular disease.
Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) is to advance discoveries from genetics, systems and translational biology and to facilitate their application in global cardiovascular health and disease.
Svati Shah, MD, MS, MHS, FAHA
Chair, Council on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology