Thomas Borg

Thomas K. Borg, Ph.D.

Email: borgtom@musc.edu


BS Bioology, Colorado State University, 1965
MS Zoology, Colorado State University, 1966
PhD Cell Biology University of Wisconsin, 1969



Research Interest:

Dr. Borg has been involved in studies on the structure and function of heart including development and the physiological response to injury. His studies focused dynamic interaction of cardiac myocytes and fibroblasts both in vitro and in vivo. His laboratory utilizes various types of electron microscopy including scanning, transmission and Gatan 3D view analyses. Dr. Borg remains a participant in a variety of cell biology studies on cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions.


  1. Price, R. L., S. T. Haley, T. Bullard, J. Davis, T. K. Borg and L. Terracio. "Confocal Microscopy of Cardiac Myocytes." Methods Mol Biol 1075, (2014): 185-99 [PMID: 24052352]
  2. Liu, H., Y. Shao, W. Qin, R. B. Runyan, M. Xu, Z. Ma, T. K. Borg, R. Markwald and B. Z. Gao. "Myosin Filament Assembly onto Myofibrils in Live Neonatal Cardiomyocytes Observed by Tpef-Shg Microscopy." Cardiovasc Res 97, no. 2 (2013): 262-70 [PMID: 23118131]
  3. Ma, Z., H. Yang, H. Liu, M. Xu, R. B. Runyan, C. A. Eisenberg, R. R. Markwald, T. K. Borg and B. Z. Gao. "Mesenchymal Stem Cell-Cardiomyocyte Interactions under Defined Contact Modes on Laser-Patterned Biochips." PLoS One 8, no. 2 (2013): e56554 [PMID: 23418583]
  4. Bowers, S. L., W. A. McFadden, T. K. Borg and T. A. Baudino. "Desmoplakin Is Important for Proper Cardiac Cell-Cell Interactions." Microsc Microanal 18, no. 1 (2012): 107-14 [PMID: 22152112]
  5. Lindsey, M. L. and T. K. Borg. "Introduction: Extracellular Matrix and Cardiovascular Remodeling-Using Microscopy to Delineate Mechanisms." Microsc Microanal 18, no. 1 (2012): 1-2 [PMID: 22258720]
  6. Ma, Z., Q. Liu, H. Liu, H. Yang, J. X. Yun, C. Eisenberg, T. K. Borg, M. Xu and B. Z. Gao. "Laser-Patterned Stem-Cell Bridges in a Cardiac Muscle Model for on-Chip Electrical Conductivity Analyses." Lab Chip 12, no. 3 (2012): 566-73 [PMID: 22170399]
  7. Ma, Z., Q. Liu, H. Liu, H. Yang, J. X. Yun, M. Xu, C. A. Eisenberg, T. K. Borg, R. Markwald and B. Z. Gao. "Cardiogenic Regulation of Stem-Cell Electrical Properties in a Laser-Patterned Biochip." Cell Mol Bioeng 5, no. 3 (2012): 327-336 [PMID: 23139730]
  8. Souders, C. A., T. K. Borg, I. Banerjee and T. A. Baudino. "Pressure Overload Induces Early Morphological Changes in the Heart." Am J Pathol 181, no. 4 (2012): 1226-35 [PMID: 22954422]
  9. Borg, T. K. and T. A. Baudino. "Dynamic Interactions between the Cellular Components of the Heart and the Extracellular Matrix." Pflugers Arch 462, no. 1 (2011): 69-74 [PMID: 21399896]
  10. Ma, Z., R. K. Pirlo, Q. Wan, J. X. Yun, X. Yuan, P. Xiang, T. K. Borg and B. Z. Gao. "Laser-Guidance-Based Cell Deposition Microscope for Heterotypic Single-Cell Micropatterning." Biofabrication 3, no. 3 (2011): 034107 [PMID: 21725149]
  11. Bowers, S. L., T. K. Borg and T. A. Baudino. "The Dynamics of Fibroblast-Myocyte-Capillary Interactions in the Heart." Ann N Y Acad Sci 1188, (2010): 143-52 [PMID: 20201897]
  12. Lindsey, M. L. and T. K. Borg. "Understanding the Role of the Extracellular Matrix in Cardiovascular Development and Disease: Where Do We Go from Here?" J Mol Cell Cardiol 48, no. 3 (2010): 431-2 [PMID: 19781548]
  13. Baudino, T. A., A. McFadden, C. Fix, J. Hastings, R. Price and T. K. Borg. "Cell Patterning: Interaction of Cardiac Myocytes and Fibroblasts in Three-Dimensional Culture." Microsc Microanal 14, no. 2 (2008): 117-25 [PMID: 18312716]
  14. Norris, R. A., T. K. Borg, J. T. Butcher, T. A. Baudino, I. Banerjee and R. R. Markwald. "Neonatal and Adult Cardiovascular Pathophysiological Remodeling and Repair: Developmental Role of Periostin." Ann N Y Acad Sci 1123, (2008): 30-40 [PMID: 18375575]
  15. Yan, X., A. J. Schuldt, R. L. Price, I. Amende, F. F. Liu, K. Okoshi, K. K. Ho, A. J. Pope, T. K. Borg, B. H. Lorell and J. P. Morgan. "Pressure Overload-Induced Hypertrophy in Transgenic Mice Selectively Overexpressing At2 Receptors in Ventricular Myocytes." Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 294, no. 3 (2008): H1274-81 [PMID: 18178728]
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