Undergraduate education

University of Pennsylvania, BA, 1984

Years in MSTP

1985-1993

PhD

Physiology, 1991

Mentor

Richard Moss, PhD

Thesis title

Mechanisms of contractile regulation in single skinned cardiac myocytes

Residency

Internal medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1993-1996

Fellowship

Cardiology, heart failure, transplantation, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1996-2000

Current position

Professor and division chief, Department of Medicine-Cardiology, University of Arizona, College of Medicine

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PhD publications

Strang KT, Sweitzer NK, Greaser ML, Moss RL. Beta-adrenergic receptor stimulation increases unloaded shortening velocity of skinned single ventricular myocytes from rats. Circ Res. 1994 Mar;74(3):542-9. PMID: 8118962.

Sweitzer NK, Moss RL. Determinants of loaded shortening velocity in single cardiac myocytes permeabilized with alpha-hemolysin. Circ Res. 1993 Dec;73(6):1150-62. PMID: 8222086.

Otero Ade S, Sweitzer NM. Benzoquinoid tyrosine kinase inhibitors are potent blockers of cardiac muscarinic receptor function. Mol Pharmacol. 1993 Sep;44(3):595-604. PMID: 8371714.

Sweitzer NK, Moss RL. The effect of altered temperature on Ca2(+)-sensitive force in permeabilized myocardium and skeletal muscle. Evidence for force dependence of thin filament activation. J Gen Physiol. 1990 Dec;96(6):1221-45. PMID: 2286833; PMCID: PMC2229029.