Peter Vanderslice, PhD

Dr. Vanderslice has spent over 20 years leading teams focused on the development of small molecule compounds that bind and modulate the function of integrins and chemokine receptors. The majority of his professional career has been in the pharmaceutical industry, where he gained familiarity with each stage of the pipeline from discovery to progression into clinical trials. Dr. Vanderslice has led teams working on several pre-clinical programs involving efforts in drug screening, lead compound characterization, and the development of preclinical animal models.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Non-invasive diagnostic imaging technologies


  • Undergraduate:

    University of Maryland

  • Postgraduate:

    University of Texas at Austin (PhD)

  • Fellowships:

    University of California San Francisco

Honors, Awards and Memberships


Recent News

The Heart Beat: Student Interns Explore Molecular Cardiology at THI

Maya Pomroy sits down with Dr. Peter Vanderslice, and two summer students from the Texas Heart Institute Molecular Cardiology Research...

Cell adhesion research could lead to a new pain alternative for patients with inflammatory conditions 

Today more than 30 million patients suffer from painful inflammatory conditions. Prescription opioid pain relievers are commonly prescribed for these...

THI discovery targets inflammatory disease for patients suffering from IBD

Grant from the NIH NIDDK to Advance Collaboration to Develop Treatments for Inflammatory Disease HOUSTON, TX, November 10, 2020 –...