Dr. Habecker received her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and carried out postdoctoral training in Neuroscience with Dr. Story Landis at Case Western Reserve University and the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The current focus of her laboratory is on sympathetic neuron-target interactions after injury, with a particular focus myocardial infarction and the changes that occur in sympathetic nerves within the heart after MI. Her lab has identified mechanisms involved in axon degeneration, axon sprouting/ regeneration, and alterations in neurotransmitter and peptide production. They have also connected changes in cardiac nerves to altered arrhythmia susceptibility and cardiac function.
- B.A., Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor Michigan United States 1987
- Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle Washington United States 1992