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Primary Investigator

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Geoffrey Pitt , M.D, Ph.D.
  • Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
  • Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Research Focus:

Ion channel disorders ("Channelopathies")

  • M.D., Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • B.A., Yale University
Phone: 646-962-8429

Lab Members

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Lauren Lynch
  • Research Technician
Research Focus:

The role of L-type voltage-dependent calcium channels - CaV1.2 - in metabolic health.

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Maiko Matsui , Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Associate
Research Focus:

L-type voltage-dependent Ca2+ channel - CaV1.2 - in calcific aortic valve stenosis, and in neurological diseases causing autism spectrum disorders and anxiety.

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Xiaolu Sun , Ph.D.
  • Research Associate in Medicine
Research Focus:

Calcium signaling and ion channel function in health and disease.

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Hongang Wang
  • Assistant Professor of Physiology Research
Research Focus:

The integrated function of ion channels in cardiovascular and nervous systems as well as the cellular mechanisms and animal models underlying ion channel associated aging and diseases.

  • Ph.D. (Physiology), Shinshu University, Japan, 1998
  • M.S. (Pathophysiology), Hebei Medical University, China, 1987
  • B.M. (Clinical Medicine), Hebei Medical University, China, 1984
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Aravind Gade , Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Associate
Research Focus:

Nav 1.5 channel function in health and disease. Role of FGF13 in neuronal function.

  • Virginia Commonwealth University - PhD (2015)
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Mattia Malvezzi
  • Postdoctoral Associate
Research Focus:

Research focus: Role of Sodium Channels in neuronal function and in neurological disorders.

  • B.S. (Biotechnology), University of Modena & Reggio-Emilia, Italy (2007)
  • Ph.D. (Physiology and Biophysics), Weill Cornell Medical College (2016)
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Susan Lin
  • Graduate Student
Research Focus:

FGF13 in hippocampal-dependent learning and memory.

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Chike Cao , Ph.D.
  • Instructor in Medicine
Research Focus:

The physiological and pathophysiological function of the voltage-gated L-type CaV1.2 calcium channel in skeletal development and regeneration. My primary interest is to understand the calcium signaling through CaV1.2 and the molecular basis of calcium-dependent cellular processes during bone formation and remodeling. My long-term research goal is to understand the biology of CaV1.2 in non-excitable tissues and ultimately develop strategies to target ion channels to treat osteoporosis and tissue regeneration. 

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