|August 2016 - Present||Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Rowan University ‐ Cooper Medical School of Rowan University|
|July 2006 - July 2016||Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury ‐ College of Osteopathic Medicine|
|July 2003 - June 2006||Assistant Research Scientist of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Iowa ‐ Carver College of Medicine|
|October 1996 - June 2003||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor ‐ Medical School|
|2019 - 2021||Combined Treatment with Ivabradine and Spironolactone as a Novel Strategy to Ameliorate Diastolic Heart Failure|
|Camden Health Research Initiative|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
|2018 - 2019||Combined treatment with Ivabradine and Digoxin as a novel strategy to ameliorate systolic heart failure.|
|New Jersey Health Foundation, Inc. - PC13-18|
|Role: Principal Investigator|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2012 - Present||Member, International Society for Heart Research||2007 - Present||Member, American Physiological Society||2007 - Present||Member, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine||2003 - Present||Silver Heart Member, American Heart Association||1998 - Present||Member, American Association of Anatomists||2017 - 2018||Member, Histochemical Society||2007 - 2012||Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science||2007 - 2012||Member, North American Vascular Biology Organization|
Honors and Awards
- Elected Fellow (FAHA), American Heart Association (2017)
- Conferences and Workshops Award in Aging, Ellison Medical Foundation (2009)
- Young Anatomist Publications Award, American Association of Anatomists (2002)
|August 1993 - May 1996||PhD, Orenburg State Medical Academy ‐ Histology, Embryology and Cell Biology|
|September 1986 - June 1993||MD, Orenburg State Medical Institute ‐ Faculty of Medicine|
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Department of Biomedical Sciences
401 South Broadway, Suite 442
Camden, NJ 08103
Book Chapter (1)
Peer-Reviewed Publications (35)
Reduced epicardial vagal nerve density and impaired vagal control in ...
Cardiovascular Pathology (2017)
BackgroundAutonomic remodeling, characterized by sympathetic activation and vagal withdrawal, contributes to heart failure (HF) progression. However, the exact mechanism(s) responsible ...
Thyroid hormone replacement therapy attenuates atrial remodeling and reduces atrial ...
Journal of Cardiac Failure (2014)
BackgroundHeart failure (HF) is associated with increased atrial fibrillation (AF) risk. Accumulating evidence suggests the presence of myocardial tissue hypothyroidism ...
Both Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism Increase Atrial Fibrillation Inducibility in Rats.
Circulation-Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology (2013)
Background:Evidence indicates that cardiac hypothyroidism may contribute to heart failure progression. It is also known that heart failure is associated ...
Postmyocardial infarction remodeling and coronary reserve: effects of ivabradine and ...
American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2009)
We compared the effects of heart rate reduction (HRR) by the hyperpolarization-activated pacemaker current (If) channel inhibitor ivabradine (MI+Iva) and ...
Preservation of coronary reserve by ivabradine-induced reduction in heart rate ...
American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2007)
We tested the hypothesis that chronically reducing the heart rate in infarcted middle-aged rats using ivabradine (IVA) would induce arteriolar ...
Compensatory growth of coronary arterioles in postinfarcted heart: regional differences ...
American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2006)
Previous studies have not addressed regional differences in adaptive arteriolar growth in the surviving left ventricular (LV) myocardium after infarction ...
Vascular patterning of the quail coronary system during development
The Anatomical Record. Part A: Discoveries in Molecular, Cellular, and Evolutionary Biology. (2006)
Recent studies have provided insights into specific events that contribute to vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in the developing coronary vasculature. This ...
Differential Healing Activities of CD34+ and CD14+ Endothelial Cell Progenitors
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (2006)
Objective— Peripheral blood contains primitive (stem cell-like) and monocytic-like endothelial cell progenitors. Diabetes apparently converts these primitive progenitors, from a ...
Reduction of heart rate by chronic β1-adrenoceptor blockade promotes growth ...
American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2005)
Adequate growth of coronary vasculature in the remaining left ventricular (LV) myocardium after myocardial infarction (post-MI) is a crucial factor ...