Overall research focus in our laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and develop novel therapeutic strategies to either limit the disease or promote cardiac repair.  Our approach involves use of molecular, cellular and physiological techniques including use of relevant animal models of cardiac disease, diabetes and chronic stress.

Dr. Prasanna's laboratory is part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, a joint department within the UAB School of Medicine and School of Engineering. 

About Dr. Krishnamurthy

Prasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor (Tenured)
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine and Engineering

Dr. Prasanna earned his BVSc (DVM) degree with honors from Bangalore Veterinary College and completed his Masters and PhD in Veterinary Pathology from Indian Veterinary Research Institute. He completed his postdoctoral training at Northwestern University and East Tennessee State University. Before joining UAB, he held faculty appointments at the Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois and Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas. 

As a member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, he directs a research program focusing on understanding mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases and developing novel therapeutic strategies to promote cardiac regeneration and repair. Dr. Krishnamurthy’s laboratory is supported through funds from National Institutes of Health (NIH-R01) and American Heart Association. 
For complete Scholar Profile, please visit: http://scholars.uab.edu/display/prasanak