Dr. Karl Pfeifer, a Senior Investigator from the National Institute of Health (NIH), visited Stevenson University last week as a special guest speaker for the Department of Biology to speak about his research on “The use of Genetic Engineering to Understand Cardiac Arrhythmias.” Dr. Pfeifer is a mouse geneticist and his research pertains to the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science from George Washington University in 1978 and with his PhD. in Biology from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1988. He was recruited by the NIH in 1995. The goal of Dr. Pfeifer’s research is to develop mouse genetic models in order to understand how the mammalian heart develops and functions normally.

For more information about Dr. Karl Pfeifer and his research at the NIH you can follow this link: http://irp.nih.gov/pi/karl-pfeifer