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Physio - Wehrens Lab

Houston, Texas

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Xander H.T. Wehrens Lab
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Xander H.T. Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Xander H.T. Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.


Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Juanita P. Quigley Endowed Chair in Cardiology

Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Professor, Center for Space Medicine
Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program

M.D./Ph.D., Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Postdoctoral fellowship, Columbia University, New York

Faculty Mentor
Molecular Physiology and Physiology Graduate Program
MPCS Training Program

Telephone: 713-798 4261
Fax: 713-798-3475

Research Focus

Research in our lab focuses on the regulation of cardiac ion channels in normal and diseased hearts. In particular, we study the regulation of the intracellular calcium release channel/ ryanodine receptors, and how abnormal calcium release may contribute to the development of cardiac arrhythmias, hypertrophy and heart failure. These translational studies are aimed at developing new therapeutic targets for heart disease.