Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics (LCE)
Robert S Balaban, PhD, Principal Investigator
This is a NADH fluorescence image of a single living
cardiac myocyte taken with a confocal microscope (optical
slice thickness of 1uM, excitation 351nm, emission around
450nm). Read more.
Welcome to the Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics.
The Laboratory is an intramural research program within the
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in Bethesda Maryland.
The Chief of the Laboratory is Robert S Balaban, PhD
The major goal of the Laboratory is a better understanding
of the complex physiology of the cardiovascular system. Towards
this goal, the Laboratory specializes in the use of non-invasive
technologies to follow physiological processes in man and
model systems. The Laboratory also has a very active clinical
program evaluating the use of magnetic resonance imaging in
the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.
The Laboratory is composed of four major sections: