FACULTY/RESEARCH : Departmental Faculty

Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, PhD

Professor of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology
(305) 243-2908
Fax (305) 243-4555
dszczesna@med.miami.edu
Rosenstiel Medical Sciences Building 6113
Research Summary: Our research aims at unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of familial hypertrophic (HCM) and dilated (DCM) cardiomyopathy due to mutations in MYL2 and MYL3, genes that encode the ventricular myosin regulatory (RLC) and essential (ELC) light chains, respectively. Using animal models of HCM and DCM, we seek to determine the molecular causes of cardiomyopathy and propose protein-specific therapeutic strategies.
Lab Website
Publications 2003-present: PubMed
Publications before 2003: PubMed