Faculty Research Interests
Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.: Cardiac muscle electrophysiology, calcium dynamics and contractile regulatio: Molecules to Heart.
Julie Bossuyt, D.V.M., Ph.D.: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac plasticity and disease.
Chao-Yin Chen, Ph.D.: Central neuroplasticity in cardiovascular regulation.
Ye Chen-Izu, Ph.D.: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of heart disease and biophysics of the cardiac muscle excitation
Colleen E. Clancy, Ph.D.: Computational approaches to reveal mechanisms of excitability in the heart and brain.
Florin Despa, Ph.D.: Hydrophobic interactions and molecular crowding effects; molecular links between type 2 diabetes
mellitus and heart failure.
Sanda Despa, Ph.D.: Na regulation in the heart and its role in cardiac muscle contraction in health and disease.
Elva Diaz, Ph.D.: Functional genomics of nervous system development.
Angela Gelli Ph.D.: Virulence determinants of fungal pathogenesis.
Johannes Hell Ph.D.: Molecular basis of synaptic plasticity and the role of signaling complexes.
Mary C. Horne, Ph.D.: Unconventional cyclin function during cellular growth, differentiation and stress responses.
Richard Horuk, Ph.D.: Chemokine receptors as therapeutic targets both for autoimmunity and for the treatment of malaria.
Leighton Izu, Ph.D.: Dynamics and stability of the cardiac control system.
Anne Knowlton, Ph.D.: Understanding the role of protein localization and post-translational modification of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and the estrogen receptor in cardiovascular disease.
Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.: Mechanisms of excitation - contraction and excitation - transcription coupling in arterial myocytes.
Crystal Ripplinger, Ph.D.: Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; cardiovascular molecular imaging.
David Segal, Ph.D.: Engineering zinc finger DNA-binding proteins for diagnostics and gene therapy.
Heike Wulff, Ph.D.: Potassium channel modulators for the treatment of autoimmune and cardiovascular disease.
Yang K. Xiang, Ph.D.: Neurohormonal regulation of GPCR signaling in heart failure and Alzheimer's diseases.