Shanna Hamilton

Shanna Hamilton

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Member of the Graduate Faculty
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Work Summary

Abnormal intracellular calcium handling is implicated in many cardiovascular diseases and can lead to arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The overarching goal of the Hamilton laboratory is to decipher molecular mechanisms of calcium regulation in the healthy and diseased heart, with the end goal of uncovering novel therapeutic strategies to treat arrhythmias and heart disease.

Research Interest

Dr. Hamilton is an Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine (CMM), University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson. Dr. Hamilton received her Ph.D. in Biophysics at Cardiff University and completed her postdoctoral training in Cardiovascular Physiology at Brown University, as well as The Ohio State University. In her laboratory, Dr. Hamilton's research focuses on calcium signaling in the heart, and how irregularities in calcium signaling contribute to both inherited and acquired cardiovascular diseases. By using a multi-level approach, from molecule-cell-organ-organism, Dr. Hamilton is uncovering new molecular mechanisms of calcium regulation and finding new therapeutic strategies to treat these diseases.