Marsh Lab

The research focus of the Marsh lab is to better understand how the heart responds to exercise, diabetes and diet. We are particularly interested in whether post-translational modifications of proteins and their regulatory pathways alter gene regulation of proteins that modulate or contribute to the ability of the heart to remodel or grow in response to various interventions.

Current experimental techniques include in vivo mouse models (including forced and voluntary exercise training), cell culture, isolated heart perfusion, fluorescent microscopy, western blotting and PCR.

Applications are now being accepted for the College of Pharmacy Graduate Programs. Students interested in pursuing graduate work at the PhD level are encouraged to contact Sue Marsh ( to discuss their research interests.



  • National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Diabetes Action Research & Education Foundation

Last updated: February 03, 2014.



photo of Dr. Susan Marsh with graduate students

Susan A. Marsh, Ph.D.

Experimental and Systems Pharmacology
PBS 321
Washington State University
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
(509) 358-7718

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Washington Center for Muscle Biology (WCMB)

WSU/UI Center for Reproductive Biology (CRB)