Dr. Jun Feng Awarded Pilot Project with the CPVB COBRE

Dr. Jun Feng was awarded a 12 month pilot project with the CPVB COBRE at the Ocean State Research Institute. Feng is currently an Assistant Professor of Surgery (Research) at Warren Alpert Medical School Brown University and at Department of Surgery, Cardiovascular Research Center, Rhode Island Hospital. His pilot project is entitled Down Regulation of SKCa/IKCa Channels Contributes to Coronary Arterial Endothelial Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients. The aim of this pilot study is to advance understanding of coronary artery diseases, particularly macrovascular and microvascular diseases caused by metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and hypertension and to develop novel therapeutic strategies to effectively treat patients with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery diseases.