Robert Blanton, MD


Assistant Professor of Medicine



BA, History & Biology, The Washington University St Louis
MD, Washington University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Training, Tufts Medical Center


Campus: Boston
Office: Tupper Building, 12th Floor
Laboratory: Tupper Building, 12th Floor

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-7678
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Pharmacology


Research Synopsis

Our research focuses on molecular signaling pathways and pathogenic cardiac remodeling that can lead to heart failure and death. We are particularly interested in the way protein kinase G Iα (PKGIα) functions with other molecules in this setting. We are using genetically modified mouse models to probe downstream pathways that are influenced by PKGIα with a long range goal of identifying possible avenues for new therapies to combat heart failure.


Lab Members

Tim Calamaras, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Dan Richards, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Kelly Tam, Research Associate Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research