Rebecca R. Goldblum

UMN MSTP student Rebecca Goldblum


Entering Class:


Brandeis University
Biological Physics and Physics majors, Chemistry minor
B.S., 2012

University of Minnesota
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics Graduate Program
Ph.D., 2021

Honors and Awards:

  • Warren and Henrietta Warwick Fellowship, 2017

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2017-2019

Thesis Advisor: Melissa Gardner, PhD

Thesis Research

The role of oxidative stress in remodeling the cardiac microtubule cytoskeleton.

Publications (pubmed)

Goldblum RR, McClellan M, White K, Gonzalez SJ, Thompson BR, Vang HX, Cohen H, Higgins L, Markowski TW, Yang TY, Metzger JM, Gardner MK. Oxidative stress pathogenically remodels the cardiac myocyte cytoskeleton via structural alterations to the microtubule lattice. Dev Cell. 2021 Aug 9;56(15):2252-2266.e6.

Reid TA, Coombes C, Mukherjee S, Goldblum RR, White K, Parmar S, McClellan M, Zanic M, Courtemanche N, Gardner MK. Structural state recognition facilitates tip tracking of EB1 at growing microtubule ends. Elife. 2019 Sep 3;8. pii: e48117. PMCID: PMC6742484

For work prior to the UMN MSTP

Van Dort CJ, Zachs DP, Kenny JD, Zheng S, Goldblum RR, Gelwan NA, Ramos DM, Nolan MA, Wang K, Weng FJ, Lin Y, Wilson MA, Brown EN. Optogenetic activation of cholinergic neurons in the PPT or LDT induces REM sleep. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jan 13;112(2):584-9. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1423136112. PMCID: PMC4299243

Goodall MH, Wardlow RD 2nd, Goldblum RR, Ziman A, Lederer WJ, Randall W, Rogers TB. Novel function of cardiac protein kinase D1 as a dynamic regulator of Ca2+ sensitivity of contraction. J Biol Chem. 2010 Dec 31;285(53):41686-700. PMCID: PMC3009896