Tung Chan, PhD
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 503-4741 fax
PhD University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada 1993
Assistant Professor of Medicine, 2003-current
Research & Clinical Interests
Dr. Chan's laboratory is investigating the roles of PI3K/Akt survival signals and adenosine G-protein-coupled receptors in heart failure development. Current projects include:
(1) Using an inducible and heart-specific promoter to activate adenosine receptors in mouse heart;
(2) Studying the contribution of individual Akt subtypes in heart failure development with Akt subtype-specific knockout mice;
(3) Using embryonic stem cells to determine novel mechanisms of Akt regulation and cardiomyocyte differentiation.
Dr. Chan believes that his research will help to advance heart disease therapeutics and to minimize cardiotoxic side effects of anti-cancer therapeutics.
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