Welcome to the website for Dr. Brenda Russell and her research laboratory in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Feel free to explore the links on the page to learn about our current lab and projects. THERE ARE CURRENTLY POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR ONE MASTER’S STUDENT AND ONE PH.D. STUDENT.


Images left to right: Human cardiomyocytes derived from inducible pluripotent stem cells aligned on microgrooved surface, neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes and fibroblasts binding to magnetic microrod, cardiac fibroblast anchoring to polydimethylsiloxane micropost.

Russell Lab: In the News

Major funding award for heart research from NIH

BR pdT and RJS

November 2016

Drs. R. John Solaro, Brenda Russell, and Pieter de Tombe (pictured above) were funded for a collaborative Program Project grant (HL 62426) entitled Integrated Mechanisms of Cardiac Maladaptation.  This award is for five years with approximately two million dollars per year (more information).