Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.

Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.

Karin Przyklenk, Ph.D.

Office Address

4356 Scott

Position Title


Joint Appointments

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Areas of Interest

coronary ischemic syndromes; cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways of tolerance of myocardium to ischemia; heart ischemia-reperfusion

Narrative Bio

Karin Przyklenk, PhD, comes from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she served as a professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology, as well as member of the Center for Platelet Function Studies.

She has achieved national and international recognition for her translational, bench-to-bedside research focusing on the pathophysiology of acute coronary ischemic syndromes, the identification of cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways that increase the tolerance of the myocardium to ischemia, and the development of novel strategies to limit damage caused to the heart by ischemia-reperfusion.

Former Wayne State University School of Medicine Dean,Robert Mentzer, Jr. MD. said "She is a distinguished translational scientist of international renown. She is extremely well-qualified to partner with cardiovascular physicians, to recruit outstanding researchers, and to coordinate and foster interdisciplinary and collaborative research in cardiovascular disease that crosses departments, centers, institutes, colleges; and also incorporates the intellectual and patient resources of our hospital partners in Detroit and its surrounding communities.

Dr. Przyklenk is not accepting new students in her lab.


 A list of Dr. Przyklenk's publications can be found at PubMed-Przyklenk

Awards & Honors

  • 1983-84 Post-doctoral fellowship, Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • 1985 Post-doctoral fellowship, Wayne State Unviersity, Detroit, MI

Category Information

  •  Cardiac responses to ischemia and reperfusion

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