Michael (Mike) Regnier is a Professor and the Vice-Chair of Bioengineering at the University of Washington (UW). He is an Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at UW and an Affiliate Investigator of the Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle, WA. Dr. Regnier received his Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of Southern California, followed by post-doctoral fellowships studying striated muscle physiology at the Mayo Clinic and UCLA. He is an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and serves on Scientific Boards of several organizations.
The Regnier laboratory studies cardiac and skeletal muscle function, it’s dysfunction with disease and the development of novel gene- and cell-based therapeutic strategies. Our studies are multi-scale in nature, assessing the structure and function of muscle from isolated proteins to the whole organ level. We use interdisciplinary approaches, including protein engineering, protein biochemical kinetics, proteomic analysis, a variety of contractile mechanics measurement apparatus, viral gene transfer, and animal models of injury and disease. A hallmark of our research and scientist training is collaboration. We actively collaborate with many basic and translational scientists and clinician investigators at the UW and other US institutions, as well as groups in Canada and Europe.