Lorrie Kirshenbaum, Professor
 Research Interests

Research in my laboratory is directed toward understanding the molecular pathways that regulate gene expression and transcriptional control processes in the heart that pertain to growth and differentiation. The overall goal of these studies is directed toward the long-term aspects of cardiac muscle cell regeneration after myocardial injury. Current investigations include:

  1. The use of adenoviral gene transfer to introduce and study foreign gene expression in cardiac muscle cells in response to factors that modulate cardiac muscle cell growth and heart hypertrophy. 

  2. Studies directed toward identifying putative regulators of the cardiac phenotype under both physiological and pathological conditions. 

  3. Studies directed toward understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate cardiac muscle cell death after injury.

Academic Achievements

  • B.Sc. (Microbiology), Univ. of Manitoba, 1986
  • M.Sc. (Pharmacology), Univ. of Manitoba, 1988
  • Ph.D. (Physiology), Univ. of Manitoba, 1992
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, 1992-95
  • Assistant Professor (Physiology), Univ. of Manitoba, 1995-2000
  • Associate Professor (Physiology), Univ of Manitoba, 2000-2005
  • Director (Acting), Basic Medical Research, St. Boniface Gen Hospital Research Centre Feb 2005 - Sept 2005
  • Professor (Physiology), Univ of Manitoba, 2005 - present
  • Professor (Pharmacology & Therapeutics), Univ of Manitoba, 2005 - present
  • Director,  Research Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 2008-present
  • Canada Research Chair Tier II in Molecular Cardiology, 2005-2010
  • Canada Research Chair Tier I in Molecular Cardiology, 2010-present

Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences

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Lorrie Kirshenbaum

St. Boniface Research Ctr
Inst of Cardiovascular Sci
R3016 - 351 Tache Av
Winnipeg MB CANADA
R2H 2A6

Tel:    204 235 3661
Fax:   204 233 6723