Prof. Geoffrey S. Pitt Weill Cornell Medicine, USA

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Prof. Geoffrey Pitt is a cardiologist and physician-scientist whose research focuses on diseases caused by abnormal function of ion channels, specialized proteins in cells that control electrical activity. As of July 2016 he is Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, and Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine at... read moreWeill Cornell Medicine in New York. Prof. Pitt previously served as the Director of the Ion Channel Research Unit at Duke University, where he was Professor of Medicine, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology. Prof. Pitt was also an attending physician at Duke University Hospital and also cared for patients in the Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine before completing both internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship training at Stanford University Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Prof. Pitt’s research focuses on understanding the structure and function of ion channels and their regulatory subunits. His laboratory applies electrophysiology, biochemistry, structural biology, and animal models of human diseases to discern how aberrant ion channel function leads to diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, ataxias, and epilepsy.