Researchers in Lab

The Center for Perioperative Organ Protection (CPOP) conducts basic, pre-clinical, translational, epidemiologic, and clinical research on topics that include:

  • Molecular, cellular and physiologic processes that contribute to perioperative organ dysfunction
  • New techniques in bioelectronic medicine that stimulate specific neuronal networks to control organ function
  • New methods to measure psychological and environmental risks associated with organ injury
  • Novel therapies that are based on characteristics of individual patients

CPOP provides a collaborative scientific and clinical environment that supports laboratory-based, clinical, bioinformatics, and epidemiologic research with the opportunity to:

  • Perform laboratory-based biologic and genetic testing
  • Discuss study design, analytic methods, recruitment strategies, and expected or unexpected study findings with leading experts
  • Screen and enroll research subjects
  • Administer questionnaires and study procedures
  • Conduct physical examinations and specialized testing
  • Collect and distribute biospecimens
  • Monitor subject behavior and safety
  • Collect and enter study data
  • Access and analyze study data
  • Work in a collaborative environment that is supported by NIH funding for both research training (T32) and collaborative research efforts (multiple PI grants and PPGs)