About the Echocardiography Core
All echocardiograms are performed by a trained sonographer who has over 8 years experience scanning animals including mice, rats, rabbits, pigs and primates. Consultation services are provided by Jennifer Strande, MD, PhD a board-certified cardiologist and Medical Director of the lab. Dr. Strande's background in cell and molecular biology facilitates interpretation of the findings and correlation with changes at the cellular level. Core staff has a strong background in both clinical medicine and the evaluation of animal models and can help design protocols to answer research questions.