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WN@TL: “20 Years of Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
October 31, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
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Speaker: Tim Kamp – Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
His research focuses on ion channel proteins in the heart, the coupling of cardiac electrical activity to mechanical contraction, and the molecular mechanisms underlying heart failure. In addition, more recent efforts have focused on applications of stem cells in cardiovascular research and therapy. A variety of research approaches are employed including cellular electrophysiology, cell culture, molecular biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, transgenic animal models, and animal models of heart failure.
Kamp directs an active basic science laboratory working closely with two research scientists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, research technicians, and undergraduate students. He enjoys collaborations with investigators in the Anatomy, Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery departments. His research is funded by National Institutes of Health grants and other private grants. He also participates in translational research and is co-recipient of a UW Cardiovascular Research Center Collaborative/Translational research grant with James Thomson (Dept. of Anatomy). He has been an investigator in several clinical trials of antiarrhythmic drug treatment for atrial fibrillation.
Kamp participates widely in peer-review activities, including being on the editorial board for Circulation Research and being a regular reviewer for multiple cardiovascular-related journals. Kamp has served on multiple peer review panels including the American Heart Association National Committee on Cellular Cardiovascular Physiology and Pharmacology and multiple ad hoc National Institutes of Health study sections.