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Nels Carl Anderson Jr.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology
Cell Biology
Box 3011 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
467 Sands Bldg, Durham, NC 27710


This laboratory focuses on two aspects of the heart: 1) the control of cytosolic calcium concentration in the cardiac myocyte and how changes in the sources of cytosolic calcium result in the developmental increase in the cytosolic calcium transient and amount and velocity of sarcomere shortening; 2) the modulation of myocardial function through the expression of isoforms of cardiac troponin T, a thin-filament regulatory protein essential for myofilament sensitivity to calcium.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor Emeritus of Cell Biology · 2001 - Present Cell Biology, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Purdue University · 1964 Ph.D.