David F. Stowe, MD, PhDDavid F. Stowe, MA, MD, PhD

Tenured Professor of Anesthesiology, Physiology, Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Enginerring, Marquette University

4020 Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-5722

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Indiana University - Bloomington, IN BA 1963–1968 Zoology
Free University of Berlin - Berlin, Germany Diploma 1965–1966 Zoology
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN MA 1968–1970 Cell Biology
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI PhD 1970–1974 Physiology
University of California - San Francisco, CA Postdoc 1974–1976 Cardiac Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI MD 1979–1983 Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI Residency 1983–1987 Anesthesiology

Research interests

  1. Mechanisms for and protection against cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury
  2. Identification and function of mitochondrial ion channels and ion exchangers
  3. Assessment of mitochondrial transmembrane calcium fluxes and sequestration
  4. Mitochondrial protection against subacute liver ischemia and traumatic brain injury

The Stowe laboratory is currently active in several areas:

  • Mechanism and timing of activation of cardiac mitochondrial small and large K+-sensitive Ca2+ (SKCa and BKCa) channels; their protective role against acute cardiac injury; identification of specific mitochondrial SKCa splice variants in several species, including human; and the molecular and biophysical mechanisms underlying protection by opening of these mitochondrial channels.
  • Mitigation of Ca2+ dysregulation and excess reactive oxygen species emission in acute cardiac injury.
  • Regulation of mitochondrial Ca2+ flux through Ca2+ channels and Ca2+ exchangers with H+, K+ and Na+; and exploration of dynamic mitochondrial Ca2+ buffering mechanisms.
  • Ischemia-induced nitration of nucleotide transporters VDAC and ANT on promoting mitochondrial and cell damage with identification of specific residues that are causative in impeding nucleotide transport and mitochondrial dysfunction.
  • Mitochondrial function in liver cells during the perioperative transplant period.
  • Mitochondrial function in glial and neurons after subacute tramatic brain injury.

Collaborators include: AKS Camara, WM Kwok, C Pawela, A Geurts, J Hong, MY Yang, J Mishra, Q Cheng, L Keguo, JS Heisner, D Schwabe, and pre- and post doctoral students.


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