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October 15, 2020

Weakened Hearts Linked to a Build-Up of Phosphate

October 12, 2020

High Blood Pressure Linked to Baroreflex in Rats

August 13, 2019

Dr. Beard's has developed a series of introductory lectures in cardiology and cardiovascular physiology. They can be viewed on VPR page: or on our Youtube channel. The playlist for cardiovascular physiology can be accessed directly: Cardiovascular Physiology.

August 5, 2019

Edith Jones was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein predoctoral National Research Service Award. The award, titled “Causes and consequences of myocardial purine dysregulation in heart failure” will help fund Ms. Jones’ dissertation research on purine degradation in heart failure in humans. 

May 24, 2019

Dan Beard's talk on cardiac work and metabolism from the 2018 MathWorks Research Summit is available online here:

March 7, 2019

Congratulations to Rachel, who will be attending the 2019 Summer School in Computational Physiology (SSCP2019) in Oslo and San Diego!

August 22, 2018

New metabolic modeling resources page created.

March 1, 2016

The VPR site has added an introductory tutorial on modeling compartmental systems.

January 11, 2016
A new version of SemGen, software for modular composition of physiology models, released
August 11, 2015

An archive of the VPR newsletters.

July 7, 2015

New VPR members featured in July special issue of Cell Metabolism and Cell symposia on Exercise Metabolism.

June 2, 2015

Congratulations to Kalyan Vinnakota for receiving the McKay grant from the UM Frankel Cardiovascular Center.

February 18, 2015

A big congratulations to Dr. Dan Beard at the University of Michigan for becoming the first recipient of the Carl J. Wiggers Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Physiology.