1953 – 2015
Dr. Powell dedicated his career to studying cardiac metabolism. In his Laboratory of Cardiac Metabolism, he examined the role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in several diseases. Dr. Powell discovered that during a heart attack, the ubiquitin proteasome system may lose activity, and that during early heart failure activity may actually increase, yet in end stage heart failure leading to transplantation, function of this system is severely diminished.
Dr. Powell published more than 60 articles and was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. He received several honors and was a Fellow of the American Heart Association. He was active in intramural graduate education both in the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine.