Dr. Petrashevskaya

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Natalia Petrashevskaya, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Department: Division
Medicine: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Ph.D.: Physiology, Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus (1992)

Biography:

  • Scientist, Department of Human and Animal Physiology, Byelorussian State University, Minsk, Belarus (1992-1999)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati (1999-2005)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine (2005”“present)

Research Interest: Dr. Petrashevskaya is an expertly trained animal and cellular physiologist with special expertise in cardiac functioning. By delineating the cardiovascular physiologic manifestations of genetically altered mice, she is able to correlate molecular and biochemical events within the whole organ function. Dr. Petrashevskay has expertise with the following tools and model systems:

  • in vivo and Langendorff isolated heart preparations to assess: pressure and volume loading, presynaptic stimulus-release coupling in cardiac vagal and sympathetic transmission, force-frequency, rate of systolic potentiation (recirculation fraction), pressure and volume overload-induced stretch responses, dose-responses to cardiac inotropes and transduction pathways modulators, ischemia/ reperfusion challenge.

  • isolated cardiomyocytes

  • intracellular electrophysiological techniques such as isolated internally perfused cells with whole-cell patch clamp and floating microelectrodes, and gap-junction conductance

Education:

  • Ph.D. - Institute of Physiology, National Academy of Sciences, Minsk, Belarus (1992)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship Training (if applicable): Institute of Molecular Pharmacology and Biophysics, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati (1999-2005)

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