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Chair of Cardiovascular Research Institute
1107 Elliman Building
Phone: 313-577-4630 | Fax: 313-577-8615 | kprzykle@med.wayne.edu
Assistant's Name: Sharon Moore
Administrator's Name: Sharon Moore

Karin Przyklenk, PhD is Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) and Professor of Physiology and Emergency Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Przyklenk has more than 20 years of experience in conducting translational, bench-to-bedside research focusing on the pathophysiology of acute coronary ischemic syndromes, the identification of cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways that increase the tolerance of the myocardium to ischemia, and the development of novel strategies to limit damage caused to the heart by ischemia-reperfusion. Dr. Przyklenk’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), by foundations and by industry. She has authored more than 170 peer-reviewed papers, invited reviews, editorials and book chapters in the field of myocardial ischemia and infarction, is on the editorial board of multiple journals, and been a grant reviewer for the NIH, the American Heart Association, as well as the Biomedical Research Council of Singapore and the Wellcome Trust (UK). In addition to her research interests, one of Dr. Przyklenk’s long-standing priorities has been the mentoring of post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty; indeed, several of her previous mentees have become established, independent scientists and leaders in cardiovascular research.

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