Amy Hsieh

Email: <ahsieh AT ucsd DOT edu>

Research Focus

My research focuses on live cell imaging and computational modeling from the molecular to cellular level in order to:

Investigate how defects in cardiac cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix complexes disrupt the structural integrity, electrical, mechanical and signaling functions in isolated murine cardiomyocytes.

Research Sponsors

American Heart Association

Jacobs School of Engineering Fellowship Program

Siebel Scholars


HHMI Med-into-Grad: Cardiovascular Specialty Program

HHMI Interfaces Training Program


Israeli, S., Hsieh, A. L., Patel, H., Roth, D., Ross, R.S. (2009) Integrin-Caveolin Crosstalk in the Cardiac Myocyte. Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Annual Conference 2009- Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease

Hsieh, A. L., Wang, Y., Ross, R.S., Berns, M.W., McCulloch, A.D. (2009) Mechanotransduction in Single Cardiac Myocyte Studied Using Laser Tweezers and FRET. 2009 Biophysical Society Meeting Abstracts. Biophysical Journal, Supplement, B458, Abstract, 1614-Pos

Taylor, S., Sun, C., Hsieh, A., Andon, N., Ghosh, S. A Sulfated, Phosphorylated 7 kDa Secreted Peptide Characterized by Direct Analysis of Cell Culture Media. Journal of Proteome Research. 2008 Feb;7(2):795-802. Epub 2008 Jan 9


Manso, A. M.; Hsieh, A. L. ; Thor, A. K. ; Perkins, G. A. ; Zemljic-Harpf, A. E. (2009) Expression of the Tight Junctional Protein Occludin in Cardiac Myocytes Suggests the Presence of a Novel Cardiac Junction. 2009 ASCB Meeting Abstract.

Other Lab Webpages

Cellular Biophotonics Lab

Ross Lab