Craig A. Emter, MS, PhD
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University of Missouri – Columbia (MU)
My research interests include regulation of morphological and electrophysiological remodeling of the left ventricle and coronary vascular smooth muscle in heart failure. The long-term goal of my research is to utilize exercise and/or pharmacological intervention to determine the efficacy of modulating these variables and identify the mechanisms underlying heart failure. I utilize an integrative experimental approach incorporating whole animal measures of LV function, including in vivo coronary flow and pressure-volume loop techniques with in vitro arteriole, patch-clamp, and molecular measures to elucidate the relationships between electrical excitation and LV function following exercise and/or pharmacological intervention in heart failure.