Keli Hu
Associate Professor
530 Parks Hall


  • Cardiovascular Pharmacology
  • Cardioprotection
  • Ion Channels
  • Mitochondria

Professional Interests

The long-term research goal in Dr. Hu's laboratory is to understand the mechanisms in myocardial ischemia and cardioprotection. The lab is particularly interested in studying the regulation of ion channels and their signaling molecules in the cardiovascular system, with a special emphasis on subcellular localization, traffic regulation, molecular mechanisms and their physiological relevance, particularly as these processes relate to human cardiovascular diseases. They use a range of molecular, biochemical, fluorescence microscopy and patch clamp techniques to examine the expression and function of proteins of interest. They introduce or knockdown the genes of interest to identify the regulatory mechanisms of ion channels in the cardiovascular system. The ultimate goal is to explore the challenges in identifying therapeutic targets and to help developing preventive and therapeutic strategies for cardiovascular diseases.


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, VA New York Harbor Healthcare System; University of California, San Francisco
  • PhD, Pharmacology, McGill University, Canada
  • MD, Xiangya College of Medicine, Central South University, China

Recent Publications