Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
Lisa D Wilsbacher, MD, PhD

Lisa D Wilsbacher, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pharmacology



Tarry Building Room 14-727
300 E Superior
Chicago IL 60611

lisa.wilsbacher( at )

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Education and Certification

PhD: Northwestern University, Neuroscience (2001)
MD: Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine (2003)
Internship: University of California- San Francisco Medical Center, Medicine (2004)
Residency: University of California- San Francisco Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident (2007)
Fellowship: University of California- San Francisco Medical Center, Cardiology (2009)


Description of Interests

Dr. Wilsbacher's research focuses on cardiac development and cardiomyocyte maintenance in the setting of pathological stress. Currently, the laboratory investigates the G protein-coupled receptor sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1Pr1) and its unexpected role in cardiomyocyte proliferation and cardiac development. Her research aims to identify the signaling mechanisms that underlie these cardiac developmental effects and to investigate whether S1Pr1 signaling contributes to cardiac remodeling in the adult heart.

Interests (Keywords)

Cardiomyopathy; Developmental biology; Fibrosis; Gene Regulation; Genomic Medicine/Personalized Medicine; Molecular Biology; Phospholipids; TGF-beta

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