Anna Stadnicka, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Dr. Stadnicka received her PhD in Physiology from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Anesthesiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Stadnicka's research area is cardiovascular physiology with a particular interest in the role of cardiac ion channels, specifically the plasma membrane potassium (K) channels in myocardial protection by volatile anesthetics. To identify the cellular and molecular mechanisms of anesthetic protection, the native K channels in cardiac myocytes and recombinant K channels expressed in the mammalian cell lines are studied using the patch clamp techniques in combination with immunocytochemistry/confocal microscopy and molecular biology methods.
Dr. Stadnicka's current research also includes the elucidation of the mechanisms by which anesthetics alter peripheral regulatory components of the cardiovascular system leading to circulatory instability. These studies focus on the vascular smooth muscle K channels that are essential for regulation of the peripheral vascular tone.
To contact Dr. Stadnicka, please contact 414-456-5679 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.