University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine
Mark Anderson Mark Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Andrew Ackell
Graduate Research Assistant
Student, MSTP

Xiaoqun Guan, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist

Xiaoqun Guan, PhD is a post doctoral fellow who directs complex molecular biology projects, including engineering of genetic mouse models.

Mei-ling Joiner, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Mei-ling Joiner, PhD is an Assistant Professor who trained with Leslie Griffiths and has expertise in many aspects of CaMKII biology in brain and heart.  She is working on CaMKII signaling in mitochondria.

Olha Koval
Assistant Research Scientist

Olha Koval, PhD is a research scientist with expertise in ion channels.  She studies arrhythmia mechanisms and novel molecular autonomic effector pathways.

William Kutschke
Sr Research Asst Nat/Hlth Sci

William Kutschke, MS is an Associate Research Scientist who is our laboratory manager.  Mr. Kutschke is an expert mouse surgeon who has implemented a variety of mouse models of human disease.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Luczak

Assistant Research Scientist
Lab Manager

Elizabeth Luczak, PhD is a research scientist who trained with Leslie Leinwand.  She is studying CaMKII molecular physiology in the setting of oxidant stress.

Ramya Puliadi
Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tyler Rasmussen
Graduate Research Assistant
Student, MSTP

Adam Rokita, M.D. Ph.D.
Postcoctoral Research Scholar

Adam G. Rokita, MD, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow studying the role of CaMKII in tissue remodeling in atrial fibrillation.

Yuejin Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Yuejin Wu, PhD is an Associate Professor who started the laboratory with Dr Anderson in 1997.  He is an expert in cellular electrophysiology and studies pacemaker and mitochondrial biology.

Jinying Yang
Research Asst III Nat/Hlth Sci

Jinying Yang manages an extensive mouse colony and participates in most studies.