The Morrow Lab investigates disease models of chronic metabolic stress (e.g. obesity) and acute metabolic stress (e.g. sepsis), using molecular biology, cellular physiology, and in vivo techniques. Little is known about the contribution of metabolic abnormalities to the pathophysiology of heart failure, arrhythmias, and hypertrophy. The overall goal of our research is to determine the molecular mechanisms that cause arrhythmias and cardiomyopathy during metabolic stress, with the aim of discovering new translational therapies.
The Morrow Lab has long-term collaborations with other researchers at Columbia and at other universities. We are also dedicated to educating and training the next generation of cardiovascular researchers, both students and fellows. Several students have completed master’s theses in the Morrow Lab.
Leroy Joseph, PhD
Dr. Joseph received his PhD from Albany Medical College in 2009 and completed a postdoc in vascular biology before joining the Morrow lab. He is currently supported by a T32 grant.
Michael Reyes, BA
Michael Reyes worked as a research lab technician at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine before joining the Morrow lab.