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 Cornell University; Ithaca, NY, BS 1982 Biology/Biochemistry

Yale University, New Haven, CT, MS 1986 Biology

Yale University, New Haven, CT, MPhil 1987 Biology

Yale University, New Haven, CT, PhD 1991 Cellular & Development



1981-1982 Research Assistant, Boyce Thompson Institute, Ithaca, NY

1982-1983 Research Assistant with L.E. Anderson, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

1984 Research Assistant with R. L. Satter, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1984 Graduate Research with N. Ornston, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1985-1990 Graduate Research with T. Nelson, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1991-1996 Postdoctoral training with Drs. R. Butow and P. Perlman, UT Southwestern

1996-2000 Postdoctoral training with Dr. R. Sanders Williams, UT Southwestern

2000-present Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern



1996-1997 Freelance editor for Current Protocols (John Wiley and Sons, NY)

1993-present American Genetic Society

1983-present American Association for the Advancement of Science



National Merit Scholar NIH Individual National Research Service Award NIH Institutional Research Fellowship American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship



NIH RO1 HL072016       Rothermel (PI)                                                              12/13/2002 - 06/30/2013. Modulating Calcineurin Signaling Pathways in Muscle. The goal of this project is to decipher the mechanisms through which modulatory calcineurin-interacting proteins (MCIPs/RCANs) influence calcineurin signaling in heart and skeletal muscle.                     

NIH R01 HL097768    Rothermel (PI)                                                            09/01/2009 - 08/31/2013        Calcineurin's role in circadian regulation of cardiac function and remodeling.  The goal of this grant is to study circadian regulation of signaling pathways that control cardiac function.

NIH RO1 HL090842                (Co-PI)                                                          04/01/2009 - 08/31/2013  FoxO: Negative regulator of Cardiac Hypertrophy

NIH R01 HL098051-01             (Co-PI)                                                        04/01/2012 - 03/31/2017         Cytoglobin: A stress-responsive hemoprotein modulating cardiomyocyte Role: Co-Investigator

AHA DeHaan Cardiac Myogenesis Research Center       Olson (PI)                     04/01/2009 - 12/31/2012 Chemical Regulation of Cardiac Regeneration and Repair  (Role: Director of Cardiac Surgery and Physiology Core)


Cornell University (1982), Biology
Graduate School
Yale University (1991), Biology

Research Interest

  • circadian rhythms
  • intracellular signaling
  • molecular and developmental cardiology
  • nuclear-mitochondrial interactions
  • transcriptional regulation


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Spliced x-box binding protein 1 couples the unfolded protein response to hexosamine biosynthetic pathway.
Wang ZV, Deng Y, Gao N, Pedrozo Z, Li DL, Morales CR, Criollo A, Luo X, Tan W, Jiang N, Lehrman MA, Rothermel BA, Lee AH, Lavandero S, Mammen PP, Ferdous A, Gillette TG, Scherer PE, Hill JA Cell 2014 Mar 156 6 1179-92
Cytoglobin modulates myogenic progenitor cell viability and muscle regeneration.
Singh S, Canseco DC, Manda SM, Shelton JM, Chirumamilla RR, Goetsch SC, Ye Q, Gerard RD, Schneider JW, Richardson JA, Rothermel BA, Mammen PP Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2014 Jan 111 1 E129-38
Regulator of calcineurin 1 modulates expression of innate anxiety and anxiogenic responses to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment.
Hoeffer CA, Wong H, Cain P, Levenga J, Cowansage KK, Choi Y, Davy C, Majmundar N, McMillan DR, Rothermel BA, Klann E J. Neurosci. 2013 Oct 33 43 16930-44
Insulin stimulates mitochondrial fusion and function in cardiomyocytes via the Akt-mTOR-NF?B-Opa-1 signaling pathway.
Parra V, Verdejo HE, Iglewski M, Campo AD, Troncoso R, Jones D, Zhu Y, Kuzmicic J, Pennanen C, Lopez-Crisosto C, JaƱa F, Ferreira J, Noguera E, Chiong M, Bernlohr DA, Klip A, Hill JA, Rothermel BA, Abel ED, Zorzano A, Lavandero S Diabetes 2013 Sep

Honors & Awards

  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • National merit Scholar
  • NIH Individual National research Service Award
  • NIH Institutional Research Fellowship

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Genetics Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Genetics Society of America
  • Society For Research in Biological Rhythms