David Barefield

David Barefield, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Chicago

Email: dbarefield@luc.edu

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Dr. David Barefield is an Assistant Professor at Loyola University Chicago. Dave received his PhD at Loyola University Chicago under the mentorship of Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD studying regulation of striated muscle function. Dave did his postdoctoral training at Northwestern University in the lab of Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD where he studied novel genetic causes and modifiers of inherited cardiomyopathy. The Barefield Lab opened at Loyola University Chicago in May 2020 and focuses on atrial myopathies and the role of atrial dysfunction in common forms of cardiovascular disease.