Amanda LeBlanc, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, tenure, Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery


  • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology, West Virginia University (2008)
  • M.S. in Exercise Physiology, University of Louisville (2004)
  • B.S. in Kinesiology, Indiana University (2002)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Cardiovascular Innovation Institute, Jewish Hospital and University of Louisville (2011)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Research, West Virginia University (2009)

Selected Publications

  1. Rowe G, Tracy E, Beare JE, LeBlanc AJ. Cell therapy rescues aging-induced beta-1 adrenergic receptor and GRK2 dysfunction in the coronary microcirculation. Geroscience. 2021 Oct 4. doi: 10.1007/s11357-021-00455-6. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34608562.
  2. Lindsey ML, LeBlanc AJ, Ripplinger CM, Carter JR, Kirk JA, Hansell Keehan K, Brunt KR, Kleinbongard P, Kassiri Z. Reinforcing rigor and reproducibility expectations for use of sex and gender in cardiovascular research. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2021 Nov 1;321(5):H819-H824. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00418.2021. PMID: 34524922
  3. Stivers KB, Chilton PM, Beare JE, Dale JR, Alard P, LeBlanc AJ, Hoying JB. Adipose-resident myeloid-derived suppressor cells modulate immune cell homeostasis in healthy mice. Immunol Cell Biol. 2020 Sep;98(8):650-666. doi: 10.1111/imcb.12360. PMID: 32392367
  4. Kelm NQ, Beare JE, Weber GJ, LeBlanc AJ. Thrombospondin-1 mediates Drp-1 signaling following ischemia reperfusion in the aging heart. FASEB Bioadv. 2020;2(5):304-314. Published 2020 Mar 20. doi:10.1096/fba.2019-00090, PMID: 32395703 PMCID: PMC7211039