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Lawrence Young

  • Lawrence Young

    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Cellular And Molecular Physiology

    Research Interests
    • Cell Survival
    • Diabetes Mellitus
    • Insulin Resistance
    • Myocardial Ischemia
    • Apoptosis
    • Glucose Transporter Type 4
    • AMP-Activated Protein Kinases

Young Lab

Key areas of our research are the molecular & cellular mechanisms regulating heart (metabolism in cv disease), autocrine-paracrine pathways (modulating cardiac cell signaling and function), and metabolic signaling pathways in atrial fibrillation.  Processes under investigation include: regulation of heart metabolism/function; AMPK protection against solid organ ischemia; JNK pathway in reperfusion injury; cardiac autocrine/paracrine factors; MIF CD74 signaling; novel myocyte autocrine proteins; atrial fibrillation; and LKB1 role in cardiac growth and remodeling.