​​​MouseThe Mouse Cardiovascular Physiology Core provides services to assess cardiovascular function in mouse models and to provide validated surgical models of heart and vascular disease in mice to assess genetic or therapeutic interventions. We will work with investigators to design and implement the study along with any associated grant applications, animal protocol submissions and manuscript preparation. While the central focus of the facility is cardiovascular research, the techniques employed are often useful to investigators in other fields. Our Core staff will work with you to assess your needs and provide the necessary technical training and scientific assistance in animal protocol preparation. The Core runs on a fee-for-service model.  Accordingly, investigators will be responsible for the costs incurred for their projects and prior animal protocol approval by Penn IACUC.


Mouse Cardiovascular Phenotyping Core

Phone: 215-898-2656

Swapnil V. Shewale, M.S., Ph.D., Mouse EchocardiographerSwapnil Shewale and Kendra McDaid

Smilow TRC 11-122
Email: vsw@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Kendra McDaid, Cardiac Surgeon

Smilow TRC 11-122
Email: kendra.mcdaid@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, M.D., Ph.D., Faculty Core Advisor for Echocardiography

South Pavilion 11-131
Email: marielle.scherrer-crosbie@uphs.upenn.edu

Daniel P. Kelly, M.D., Faculty Core Advisor for Cardiac Surgery and Physiology

Smilow TRC 11-122
Email: dankelly@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


Mouse Core Research


Mouse Core Research

Other services are available upon request.  Please email Kendra.McDaid@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.