Paul A. Iaizzo, Ph.D.
The Visible Heart Laboratory
Department of Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Director for Education of the Lillehei Heart Institute
Director of the Malignant Hyperthermia Muscle Biopsy Center
Medtronic Professor of Visible Heart Research
Adjunct Faculty Appointments: Anethesiology, Physiology, and The Carlson School of Management
Graduate Faculty: Biomedical Engineering, College of Biological Science, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Physiology
Translational Systems Physiology
Physiology of skeletal and cardiac muscle (in vivo, in situ and in vitro); Medical device design.
Cardiac Anatomy: http://www.vhlab.umn.edu/atlas/atlas.html
Pathophysiology of human skeletal muscle. Effects of anesthetic agents on the function of extrafusal and intrafusal skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle.
Development of novel instrumentation and biomedical devices for physiological monitoring, clinical evaluation and/or therapeutic use.
Role of elevated intracellular [Ca2+] in: 1) cell signaling; 2) dystrophic processes within skeletal muscle; and 3) cell toxicity.
Physiological and pathological oscillations of the musculoskeletal system (e.g., tremor, shiver and clonus).
Physiology of thermoregulation and biomedical applications of heat transfer in humans.
Cervical and lumbar spinal cord biomechanics and management of back pain.
Non-invasive and invasive correlates of wound formation, status, healing and prevention: development of animal models, and the design of biomedical instrumentation.
Education & Training
University of Minnesota, Physiology
Postdoctoral NIH research fellowship,
Department of Pharmacology,
Mayo Foundation, Rochester MN, 1986
Postdoctoral Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung
Research Fellowship,Department of Neurology,
Technical University of Munich,
To view Dr. Iaizzo's curriculum vitae, please visit his Visible Heart Laboratory web profile.