Model of a human heart - Robina Weermeijer, Unsplash
UArizona Researcher Awarded $1.5M to Study the Largest Protein in Heart Function and Disease
Rebecca Ruiz-McGill, Banner Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability among women. Dr. Hendrikus L. Granzier, professor of physiology and cellular and molecular medicine at the College of Medicine - Tucson, has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the role of titin, the largest known protein, in diastolic heart function and disease. By researching this protein, Dr. Granzier aims to understand why women are more prone to heart disease than men.