Associate Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics


Dr. Umeda is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Disease. He received his doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1980. His research is supported by grants from NIH.

Contact Information

Zeigler Research Building, Room 302
703 19th Street South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007

Email Address:   
Office Phone: (205) 934-2649
Office Fax: (205) 934-1268



Postdoc Fellowship
University of Chicago (1982-1987) 

PhD (Biochemistry)
University of Chicago (1980)

Bachelor of Science
University of  Hawaii, Honolulu (1970)


American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Basic Research Council, American Heart Association


Research Interests

Genetic control of cardiac muscle growth and development 
Genetic mechanisms that control cardiac muscle development & growth
Regulation of myosin and how it relates to cardiac muscle development in response to other physiologic inducers

Selected Journal Articles

Wang P, Umeda PK, Sharifov OF, Halloran BA, Tabengwa E, Grenett HE, Urthaler F, Wolkowicz PE. Evidence that 2-aminoethoxydiphenyl borate provokes fibrillation in perfused rat hearts via voltage-independent calcium channels. Eur J Pharmacol. 2012 Feb 15. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 22366212

Wolkowicz PE, Huang J, Umeda PK, Sharifov OF, Tabengwa E, Halloran BA, Urthaler F, Grenett HE. Pharmacological evidence for Orai channel activation as a source of cardiac abnormal automaticity. Eur J Pharmacol. 2011 Oct 1;668(1-2):208-16. Epub 2011 Jul 5.
PMID: 21745466

Brown ML, Yui K, Smith JD, LeBoeuf RC, Weng W, Umeda PK, Li R, Song R, Gianturco SH, Bradley WA. The murine macrophage apoB-48 receptor gene (Apob-48r): homology to the human receptor. J Lipid Res. 2002 Aug;43(8):1181-91.
PMID: 12177162

PubMed Listings

Patrick Umeda, PhD