Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
J. Andrew Wasserstrom, PhD

J. Andrew Wasserstrom, PhD

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)



Morton Building Room 7-607
310 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

ja-wasserstrom( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: SUNY - Syracuse, Pharmacology (1978)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Chicago (1981)


Description of Interests

We are using single photon confocal microscopy to measure intracellular Ca cycling in individual myocytes of intact rat and mouse hearts. Hearts are loaded with the Ca indicator fluo-4AM, allowing us to measure intracellular Ca at the submicron level. Ongoing projects include study of changes in Ca cycling in animal models of heart failure, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, spontaneous Ca release and cardiac arrhythmias.

Interests (Keywords)

Biophysics; Cardiovascular Diseases; Cell Imaging; Pharmacology; Physiology

Research and Publications

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