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Donna Korzick
Donna H. Korzick, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology and Kinesiology, Chair Intercollege Program in Physiology
Summary Statement

Donna Korzick's research focuses on aging and cardiovascular disease risk using animal models; effects of estrogen deficiency on mitochondrial regulation of cell survival during myocardial infarction; PKC-dependent mechanism and oxidant stress.

  • Kinesiology - KINES
  • Ph.D., 1994, Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., 1986, Exercise and Sport Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. (Hon), 1984, Physical Education, Southern Connecticut State University
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Office Address
106 Noll Laboratory
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
  • Aging, post-menopausal women, cardiovascular disease risk, and mitochondrial dynamics
  • Animal models include rodent aging, estrogen deficiency, ischemia-reperfusion injury, chronic ethanol ingestion, and exercise
  • Estrogen receptor and PKC-dependent protective signaling in relation to oxidant stress
Grants and Research Projects

Post-menopausal women, aging and cardiovascular disease risk; animal models of estrogen deficiency, ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardioprotection with a particular emphasis on estrogen receptors, PKC-dependent signaling and exercise.