Division of cardiology

Donald R. Menick, Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

Dr. Menick did his graduate training at Utah State University.  He did a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Ronald Kaback at Roche Institute of Molecular Biology in Nutley, New Jersey.  Dr. Menick joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1987.  He is currently Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.   

Dr. Menick is a recognized contributor to the field of cardiac hypertrophy and failure.  His research has focused on the regulation of cardiac gene expression and the regulation of calcium homeostasis in the normal and failing heart.  He has maintained extramural funding on multiple projects since shortly after his arrival at MUSC and has been continuously funded by the NHLBI since 1990.  Dr. Menick has served as an ad hoc reviewer on numerous study sections at the National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Administration, and the American Heart Association.  Dr. Menick is a member of numerous societies including AAAS, Biophysical Society, The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and he is an elected fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiology Society.   

Dr. Menick has been committed to and actively involved in graduate education and currently serves as the Director of the Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology Program, the University’s largest graduate program with more than 65 students and 125 faculty members.  He has trained four summer students, five MS students, four Ph.D. students, two M.D. Ph.D. students and nine postdoctoral fellows.  Dr. Menick is also the Program Director for two NIH pre and post doctoral training programs. 

Donald R. Menick, Ph.D.

Donald R. Menick, Ph.D.

Dr. Menick's Research Interests

Transcriptional regulation in the normal and hypertrophic heart

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Menicks publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.

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