The Institute for Molecular Cardiology is a multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical investigators focused on translational research. Included among its members are faculty from the departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Neurobiology & Behavior, Surgery, and Mechanical Engineering. The tools of Biophysics, Molecular and Cell Biology are used in attacking problems of clinical relevance. About 5,000 square feet of space on the sixth floor of the Basic Science Tower of the Health Sciences Center was renovated to include Molecular Biology laboratories, laboratory and office space for clinical research, and an Institute conference area.