Robert Gourdie


Office phone: 540-526-2095

Office location: R2008

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Robert Gourdie, Ph.D.

Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Eminent Scholar in Heart Reparative Medicine Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Director, Center for Heart and Reparative Medicine Research

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • University College London: Postdoctoral fellowship , Developmental Biology and Anatomy
  • University of Auckland: MS
  • University of Canterbury: PhD , Biophysics

Previous Positions

  • Medical University of South Carolina Professor, Regenerative Medicine and CBA
    Board of Trustees' Eminent Scholar of Regenerative Medicine
    Co-Director, Cardiovascular Developmental Biology Center
  • Clemson University Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering

Awards and Honors

  • Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund Scholar, beginning 2012
  • Chair, American Heart Association Regenerative Cell Biology review panel, beginning 2010
  • National Institutes of Health CSR College of Reviewers, beginning 2010
  • MUSC Board of Trustees’ Eminent Scholar, 2008–2012
  • Prizewinner, Charleston Business Journal Innovator, 2006

Selected Publications

Veeraraghavan R, Gourdie RG. (2016). Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy-based Relative Localization Analysis (STORM-RLA) for Quantitative Nanoscale Assessment of Spatial Protein Organization. Mol Biol Cell .

Murphy SF, Varghese RT, Lamouille S, Guo S, Pridham KJ, Kanabur P, Osimani AM, Sharma S, Jourdan J, Rodgers CM, Simonds GR, Gourdie RG, Sheng Z. (2016). Connexin 43 Inhibition Sensitizes Chemoresistant Glioblastoma Cells to Temozolomide. Cancer Research 76(1): 139-49.

Kuczma M, Wang CY, Ignatowicz L, Gourdie RG, Kraj P. (2015). Altered connexin 43 expression underlies age-dependent decrease of regulatory T cell suppressor function in nonobese diabetic mice. Journal of Immunology 194(11): 5261-71.