Andrey V. Kuznetsov
Head of the Research Laboratory
Innsbruck Medical University
Andrey Kuznetsov has worked on the problems of delicate mechanisms of energy metabolism in the heart and their changes under pathophysiological conditions. He studied mitochondrial function and regulation in normal cells and in various pathological states, in particular in the field of mitochondrial cardiac system, mitochondrial interactions with other intracellular structures and systems, performing analysis of mitochondria in situ and in vivo. Also, he studied the roles of mitochondrial damage in ischemia reperfusion injury, apoptosis, calcium homeostasis, oxidative stress, mitochondrial ROS production, cardiac and muscle diseases with imaging of mitochondria and mitochondrial function, mitochondrial dynamics (fission, fusion, motility) in various living cells. He has extensive knowledge in cardiac bioenergetics and mitochondrial physiology and experience in optical imaging (fluorescent, two-photon) of single cell and single mitochondria, imaging of mitochondrial Ca2+, ROS, membrane potential, mitochondrial dynamics for basic science and in clinically oriented studies.
Cardiac bioenergetics,Mitochondrial physiology,Optical imaging