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Kersti Linask, PHD

Administrative Appointment: Division Chief
Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PEDIATRICS

Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PEDIATRICS

Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

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Contacts
Email: klinask@health.usf.edu
Office: CRI, 4023
Mailing address 140-7th Ave South Children's Research Institute 2007
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Education
  • PHD, University Of Pennsylvania, United States - 1986.
  • MA, Developmental Biology, UCLA, USA - 1968.
 
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
Cardiovascular, Environmental & Global Health, Women & Children's Health, Cardiovascular Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology.
 
Research Summary

My research interests focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying early cardiac cell specification, differentiation, and heart organogenesis. Specifically, we target the cardiac precursor cell population. Currently, we are analyzing effects of alcohol inducing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, of lithium and homocysteine, and the mechanism by which folate and with even greater efficacy, folate/myo-inositol combination prevents cardiac birth defects induced by these environmental factors. These studies have been extended into aspects of wound healing.

 
Links

Lab Link:  http://health.usf.edu/medicine/pediatrics/cardiovascular/index.htm


Selected Publications






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