Katherine Yutzey, PhD

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-8340

Fax 513-636-5958

Email katherine.yutzey@cchmc.org

Molecular regulation of heart development; valve development and disease mechanisms; cardiomyocyte proliferation, cardiac connective tissue lineages.

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Katherine E. Yutzey, PhD, is a professor who joined the Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1995.

Dr. Yutzey is the first recipient of the Fifth Third Bank/Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Women Scholars Award and was also a recipient of a Children's Hospital Medical Center Trustee Award. Her work is also supported by grants from National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Heart Association.

The focus of Dr. Yutzey's research program is the regulation of normal and abnormal heart development. Congenital heart defects represent one of the most common classes of human birth defects. Increasing evidence exists for a genetic basis of certain instances of congenital heart disease.

Dr. Yutzey’s lab also studies molecular mechanisms of cardiac connective tissue cell lineage development and disease.  This work focuses on heart valve development and disease as well as mechanisms of cardiac fibrosis.

BA: Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH, 1986.

PhD: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN,1992

Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY,1992-1995.

Sengupta A, Kalinichenko VV, Yutzey KE. FoxO and FoxM1 transcription factors have antagonistic functions in neonatal cardiomyocyte cell cycle withdrawal and IGF1 gene regulation. Circ. Res. 112:267-277. 2013.

Carruthers CA, Alfieri CM, Joyce EM, Watkins SC, Yutzey KE, Sacks MS. Gene expression and collagen fiber micromechanical interactions of the semilunar heart valve interstitial cell. Cell. Mol. Bioeng. 5:254-265.

Mead TJ, Yutzey KE. Notch pathway regulation of neural crest cell development in vivoDev. Dyn. 2012:241:376-389.

Chakraborty S, Yutzey KE. Tbx20 regulation of cardiac cell proliferation and lineage specialization during embryonic and fetal development in vivoDev. Biol. 2012:363:234-246.

Cheek JD, Wirrig EE, Alfieri CM, James JF, Yutzey KE. Differential activation of valvulogenic, chondrogenic and osteogenic pathways in mouse models of myxomatous and calcific aortic valve diseaseJ. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 2012:52:689-700.

Le TT, Conley KW, Mead TJ, Rowan S, Yutzey KE, Brown NL. Requirements for Jag1-Rbpj mediated Notch signaling during early mouse lens developmentDev. Dyn. 2012:241:493-504.

Sengupta A, Chakraborty S, Paik J, Yutzey KE, Evans-Anderson HJ. FoxO1 is required in endothelial but not myocardial cell lineages during cardiovascular developmentDev. Dyn. 2012:241:803-813.

Fujimoto KL, Tobita K, Guan J, Hashizume R, Takanari K, Alfieri CM, Yutzey KE, Wagner WR. Placement of an elastic biodegradable cardiac patch on a subacute infarcted heart leads to cellularization with early developmental cardiomyocyte characteristics. J. Card. Fail. 2012:18:585-595.

Braitsch CM, Combs MD, Quaggin SE, Yutzey KE. Pod1/Tcf21 is regulated by retinoic acid signaling and inhibits differentiation of epicardium derived cells into smooth muscle in the developing heart. Dev. Biol. 2012:368:345-357.

Hinton RB, Yutzey KE. Heart valve structure and function in development and disease. Ann Rev. Physiol. 2011:73:29-36.

Twist1 regulation of valve progenitors.wist1 regulation of valve. National Institutes of Health. 2010-2015. R01 HL082716.

Wnt signaling in heart valve development and disease. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. 2012-2016. #R01 HL094319.

Cell signaling mechanisms of calcific aortic valve disease. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health.
2012-2016. #R01 HL114682. 

Trainee support

The role of COX2 in the progression of human and mouse aortic valve disease. Elaine Wirrig, Fellow. K Yutzey, Sponsor. NIH NHLBI Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2012-2014. F32 HL110390.