Photo: Andrew R. Marks, MD
Andrew R. Marks, MD
Year elected: 1995
Current membership category: Senior
Chair and Professor
College Phys & Surg Columbia U
Dept Phys and Cellular Biophysics
1150 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10032
United States of America
Phone: 212-851-5340
Facsimile: 212 851-5345

Honors and awards

ASCI | Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award (2010) In recognition of his discoveries that rapamycin inhibits coronary artery stent restenosis, and the role of leaky ryanodine receptor/calcium release channels in heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and muscular dystrophy.
National Academy of Sciences (2005)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2005)
National Academy of Medicine (2004)

Biographical statement

The Marks lab is devoted to improving basic understandings of mechanisms that regulate calcium dependent signals including muscle contraction and cell growth. In particular the lab focuses on the structure/function relationships of ion channel macromolecular complexes including the ryanodine receptor/ calcium release channel (RyR) and the IP3 receptor. The lab employs a wide range of techniques including molecular and cell biology, confocal calcium imaging, structural biology, muscle physiology, and generates genetically altered animal models of human diseases to test hypotheses.

Institutional affiliations

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons (Primary)


Cardiovascular Disease
Cell Biology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Biology

Positions held

Section Chief
Department Chair