Gutterman Lab

David D. Gutterman, MD David Gutterman, MD

Principal Investigator, Senior Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Center, Northwestern Mutual Professor in Cardiology

Dr. Gutterman is actively involved in clinical practice, supervises a NIH funded research laboratory and provides senior administrative oversight of research administration at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He has served in a leadership role in a variety of national and international cardiovascular scientific organizations.

Joe Hockenberry, MCW CVC Gutterman Lab Joseph Hockenberry

Research Technologist II

Within Dr. Gutterman’s lab my primary role is to collect and analyze experimental data for multiple research projects and to provide support where needed to meet the goals of the laboratory faculty. I have background in cell biology and regenerative medicine and an interest in genetics and physiology.

Ryan Nord, MCW CVC Gutterman Lab Ryan Nord

Research Technologist I

Dr. David Gutterman’s lab uses discarded surgical tissue for functional vessel studies and I am in charge of all the tissue collection related to this research and maintain a database of all the samples collected. I also make various solutions used in these studies and perform many general lab tasks to help the other lab members meet their research goals.

Victoria Nasci, MCW CVC Gutterman Lab Victoria Nasci

Research Technologist I

In the Gutterman Lab I have two primary roles. First, I act as a lab manager handling administrative aspects such as budgeting, purchasing, managing time cards, and managing IRB and IACUC protocols. Secondly, I provide research support for multiple research projects within the lab. My research work currently involves cell culture, western blotting, and fluorescent imaging work. I graduated with a bachelor’s in biology and I have an interest in physiology, specifically cardiology and nephrology.

David Chabowski, MCW CVC Gutterman Lab David Chabowski

Graduate Student

As a graduate student in Dr. Gutterman’s lab, I am interested in endothelium-independent vascular pathophysiology. Currently, my focus lays in the area of ion channel-mediated hyperpolarization and relaxation of vascular smooth muscle cells in the microcirculation which is critical in regulating myocardial perfusion. Using cannulated vessels in combination with electrophysiological and molecular techniques, I plan to examine the role coronary artery disease (CAD) has in modulating voltage-activated potassium channel-mediated hyperpolarization of vascular smooth muscle cells and dilation of resistant coronary arterioles.

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