Cell and Molecular Biology Program

Cardiovascular Biology

For further information see the SDSU Heart Institute

SANFORD I. BERNSTEIN, Ph.D., Wesleyan University (1979). Professor of Biology. Molecular analysis of gene expression during Drosophila muscle development; molecular and ultrastructural defects of Drosophila muscle mutants; function of muscle proteins isoforms; mechanism of alternative RNA splicing. 

MICHAEL J. BUONO, Ph.D., University of Arizona (1982). Professor of Biology and Exercise and Nutritional Science. Thermoregulation and body temperature control; Exercise physiology; Eccrine sweat gland physiology; Cardiovascular dynamics.

TERRENCE G. FREY, Ph.D., UCLA (1975). Professor of Biology. Structure of biological macromolecules and macromolecular assemblies; membranes and membrane proteins; bioenergetics; electron microscopy; image processing. 

CHRISTOPHER GLEMBOTSKI, Ph.D., UCLA (1979). Professor of Biology. Regulation of cardiac-specific gene expression; mechanisms of cardiac myocyte derived hormone secretion. 

ROBERTA A. GOTTLIEB, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1984). Professor of Biology, and Director of the BioScience Center. Myocardial ischemia and programmed cell death; mitochondrial alterations,bioenergetics, autophagy, calpains; role of cytochrome P450 monooxygenases in ischemia/reperfusion injury; studies at the organismal, isolated organ, primary cells, and molecular levels; live cell fluorescence microscopy, TAT-mediated protein transduction.

GREG L. HARRIS, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (1981). Professor of Biology. Molecular and physiological analysis of phototransduction in Drosophila; biophysical analysis of ion channel function; isolation of neuron- specific genes.

PAUL J. PAOLINI, Ph.D., U.C., Davis (1968). Professor of Biology. Physiology and mechanics of cardiac and skeletal muscle cells: biophysical methods, including video-enhanced and automated light microscopy, optic diffractometry, digital image analysis and x-ray microscopy; muscle cell ultrastructure; computer applications to biological research.

ROBERT POZOS, Ph.D. Department of Biology.

JENNIFER QUINTANA, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public Health. Human exposure assessment to chemical agents in the work environment, respiratory protection in industry, indoor air quality.

MARK A. SUSSMAN, Ph.D., University of Southern California (1989). Professor of Biology. Structural and molecular basis of heart failure, regenerative medicine involving adult stem cells for myocardial repair, and survival signaling to enhance resistance to cell death and pathological injury involving cell survival and preservation of mitochondrial integrity.