Research Scientist I
Vera Koledova is a senior research scientist I in the Cardiovascular Disease Initiative (CVDi) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She joined the Precision Cardiology Laboratory Team in 2022 as a stem cell biologist focused on translational research involving human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) derived cardiomyocytes for disease modeling and their potential use in regenerative medicine. Koledova works with multidisciplinary teams with the ultimate objective of discovering novel biological targets for drug discovery and therapy.
Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Koledova did cardiovascular research at MIT in the laboratories of William Thilly and Laurie Boyer. Her research focused on the generation of transgenic human iPSC lines, enabling the quantitative measurement of phenotypic properties in cardiomyocytes in vitro. As a physician and pediatrician, she is strongly motivated to do translational research for the benefit of humankind in order to reduce human suffering.
Koledova obtained her M.D. and Ph.D. in pathophysiology from the Yaroslavl Medical Academy in the Russian Federation. After specializing in pediatrics, she became focused on translational medical research. Koledova did her postdoctoral training in cardiac surgery with Raouf Khalil at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she investigated the molecular mechanisms of vascular tone.