David Gutterman Lab


David Gutterman

David Gutterman, MDPrincipal Investigator
Northwestern Mutual Professor, Department of Medicine

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.


Andrew D. Kadlec, PhD
MD Student; Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Andy Kadlec is an MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at MCW. His research interests include studying vascular biology from a largely translational approach. In collaboration with Dr. David Gutterman, Dr. Beyer serves as a key mentor and collaborator for his research efforts. Together, they aim to uncover the regulatory role played by the mitochondria within the murine and human vascular endothelium. Andy’s project investigates the interaction between PGC-1alpha, a key player in mitochondrial biogenesis, and telomerase within the context of atherosclerotic disease. They hope to identify novel vascular targets to combat atherosclerosis.

David Chabowski

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.

Daniela Didier

Daniela Didier
Lab Manager

Daniela Didier is a Lab Manager whose time is shared between Drs. David Gutterman, Andreas Beyer, Julie Freed, and David Zhang. In addition to administrative duties, Dani helps coordinate ongoing projects in the lab, tissue acquisition, and cell culture including in vitro model of angiogenesis.

Alumni/Former Trainees
  • Joseph Hockenberry
  • Jasmine Linn
  • Victoria Nasci

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