Anthony Vetter

Anthony Vetter

Contact Info

Ph.D., Physiology, University of Minnesota, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, 2017

B.S., Biochemistry and Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota, 2012

Anthony is working as an Advanced Imaging Specialist at Nikon Instruments.


Dissertation Title: The Role of Cardiac Troponin I as an Allosteric Regulator of Sarcomere Activation

Advisor: Joseph Metzger, Ph.D.

Date of Final Defense:  November 21, 2017

Awards & Recognition

  • American Heart Association Midwest Predoctoral Fellowship (2016-present)
  • T32 Minnesota Muscle Training Grant (2013-2015).
  • The Allan Hemingway Scholarship (2012).



  • Metzger JM and Vetter AD.Sarcomere Biosensor and Methods of Use Thereof Application No.: 62/451,539


  • Vetter AD and Metzger JM. Sarcomere Biosensor Elucidates Myofilament
    Activating Ligands in Live Cardiac Myocytes (In Review)
  • Vetter AD, Houang EH, Sell JJ, Thompson BR, , Sham Y, Metzger JM. TnC-TnI structural interface as a determinant of cardiac contractility. (In Revision)
  • Vetter AD, Thompson BR, Metzger JM. Ca2+ Regulation of the Cardiac Thin Filament. In Cardiac Cytoarchitecture 2015 (pp. 89-108). Springer International Publishing.
  • Vetter AD, Thompson BR, Houang EH, Sham Y, Metzger JM. Borrowing from the Platypus: Proline Substitution in Cardiac Troponin I. Biophysical Journal. 2015 Jan 27;108(2):447a. (Abstract)
  • Vetter AD, Thompson BR, Muretta JM, Thomas DD, Metzger JM. Cardiac Troponin I A164H and pH-Dependent Inotropy. Biophysical Journal. 2014 Jan 28;106(2):349a-50a. (Abstract)
  • Vetter AD, Thompson BR, Muretta JM, Thomas DD, Metzger JM. Conformational Dynamics of a “Titratable” Cardiac Inotrope. Biophysical Journal. 2013 Jan 29;104(2):154a. (Abstract)