Baker Heart Research Institute

Julie researches cardiac hypertrophy (heart growth) and failure, specifically focusing on molecular mechanisms responsible for the induction of physiological “good” and pathological “bad” heart growth.

Julie’s research has demonstrated that genes up-regulated in response to exercise can be targeted and used to improve heart function and lifespan in mouse models of heart failure. This research has the potential to lead to new and improved therapeutics for patients with heart failure.