|Michela Ottolia, PhD|
Research Scientist I (faculty)
Michela is a world-renowned expert in the structure and function of cellular transporters including the sodium-calcium exchanger. She utilizes the giant patch system in Xenopus oocytes expressing designer protein mutations, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) microscopy in oocytes and mammalian cells, and other cellular physiology techniques including patch clamp and total internal reflectance fluorescence microscopy (TIRF).
|Angelo Torrente, PhD|
Angelo received his PhD in the laboratory of Matteo Mangoni in Montpelier, France. Dr. Torrente is an expert in the physiology of the sinoatrial node, and its response to genetic and pharmacologic manipulation of calcium channels and sodium-calcium exchange.
Nidhi received her PhD in the laboratory of Kathrin Banach at Loyola University Chicago. Nidhi is an expert in calcium signaling in cardiomyocytes, embryonic stem cell derived cardiomyocyte physiology and transcription factor driven transdifferentiation of ventricular myocytes to pacemaker cells.
Rui Zhang, MD
Rui is an expert in cardiac cell isolation, single cell patch clamp and fluorescence imaging, laser scanning confocal imaging, maintenance of multiple mouse colonies, immunohistochemistry and DNA analysis.
Scott Lamp, BS
Scott has over 25 years experience managing the laboratory and is also an expert in HPLC, large animal cardiac cell isolation, Langendorff preparation of the heart, septal artery preparation, floating microelectrode recording, cardiac cell imaging, computational analysis and complex image processing using IDL, MatLab, and C++.
Jeanney Kang, BS
Jeanny is a recent graduate of USC. She was her high school valedictorian and a Presidential Scholar throughout her undergraduate studies at USC. Jeanney has extensive experience in molecular biology, animal handling, and tissue harvesting.
Audrey is a Freshman at UCLA and is the very first Cedars-Sinai work-study student from UCLA.
Eve is a recent graduate from Emory University with a Postbaccalaureate from Scripps College.
Ashley is a sophomore at UCLA.
|Our lab is frequently seeking volunteers to help with research.For more information on how to volunteer, please contact our Cedars-Sinai Volunteer Group.|