Dr. Erik Blackwood is currently a researcher at the University of Arizona, in the College of Medicine. Erik earned his PhD under Dr. Chris Glembotski at the San Diego State University Heart Institute, after completing his bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame.
Throughout his career, Erik’s research has focused on unlocking the therapeutic potential of various targets on pathological cardiovascular remodeling. In his current role, at the Translational Cardiovascular Research Center, Erik works closely with other scientists and physicians with an eye on discovering novel therapies for cardiovascular disease and rapidly moving them into the clinic to provide improved patient outcomes.
Erik has worked to equip the lab at the University of Arizona with innovative tools to help the team achieve their research goals. Some of this equipment, supplied by Scintica, includes simultaneous PET/MR imaging; a suite of surgical stations including surgical monitoring, anesthesia, and ventilators, as well as surgical microscopes; and finally systems to measure blood flow velocity.