Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division
Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Professional Bio

Dr. Erica Carrier is an Assistant Professor of Medicine on the research track. Her research focuses on the consequences of thromboxane-prostanoid (TP) receptor activation, specifically in 1) right ventricular adaptation to the pressure overload of pulmonary hypertension, 2) progressive cardiomyopathies such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and 3) pulmonary fibrosis. Fundamental goals of Dr. Carrier’s work are to better understand how elevated oxidative stress can contribute to pathology via TP receptor activation, the interplay between fibrosis and cardiomyopathy, and how cardiac adaptation devolves into cardiac disease. Her research has led to clinical trials of a TP receptor antagonist as oral therapy against cardiomyopathy in pulmonary arterial hypertension and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Education

PhD - Pharmacology and Toxicology - Medical College of Wisconsin - 2005
Fellowship - Pharmacology and Toxicology - Medical College of Wisconsin - 2006
Fellowship - Clinical Pharmacology - Vanderbilt Univeristy - 2010