Welcome to the Townsend Lab website. We are in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology. We take an integrative approach to problems relevant to cardiovascular disease. We examine cardiac biology from the level of the isolated protein to the intact animal. We have a particular interest in the pathogenic mechanism of dystrophic cardiomyopathies (the heart disease associated with muscular dystrophy).

Our lab is located on the third floor of CCRB (see right) in the Biomedical Discovery District at the Univeristy of Minnesota in Minneapolis.