Karen Ocorr

Karen Ocorr, Ph.D.[La Jolla]

Heart Disease in the leading cause of death in the Industrialized world. I am committed to understadning the basoc cellular mechanisms underlying heart disease, which will permit the development of new diagnostic tools and treatment options.

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    Dr. Ocorr’s lab studies the cellular/molecular basis of adult heart function and cardiomyopathies using the genetic model system Drosophila.

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Karen Ocorr's Research Focus

Aging-Related Diseases, Cardiomyopathies, Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome

Dr. Ocorr’s lab uses the genetic model system Drosophila to study the cellular and molecular basis underlying heart dysfunction and cardiomyopathies.

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B.A. - Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA Biology
Ph.D. - Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT Neuroscience NIMH
PostDoctoral Fellow - University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX Neuroscience NIMH
PostDoctoral Fellow - Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA Neurochemistry

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