William Coetzee

William A. Coetzee, PhD
Professor
Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology and Neuroscience
Alexandria Center for Life Science, Room 824
450 East 29th Street, New York, NY10016
Office: +1 (646) 501-4510
Lab: +1 (212) 263-8518
Email: William.Coetzee@nyu.edu
Lab Website

KEY INTERESTS:
Ion channels, KATP channels, Heart disease, Ischemia, Arrhythmias.

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:
Graduate Education: PhD in Physiology at Potchefstroom U, South Africa
Postdoctoral Training: University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of London, UK
Academic Appointments:
1990: Department of Biochemistry, UMDS, St. Thomas' Hospital, London
1995: Associate Professor in Pediatrics, NYU
2008: Professor in Pediatrics, NYU

Major Responsibilities:Vice Chair for Research in Pediatrics

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
We study ion translocating mechanisms (channels, exchangers and pumps) in health and disease. Our main focus is the KATP channel, which couples intracellular energy metabolism to membrane excitability and secretion. Using genetically engineered mouse models, we investigate the roles of roles for this channel in cardioprotection and the regulation of blood flow. We also pursue molecular studies to investigate regulation of channel function and trafficking by associated proteins.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAB MEMBERS
Li Bao, Post-doc
Eylem Taskin, Post-doc
Monique Foster, Graduate Student