Meet the Lab


Tong Lab members as of  July 2023

Meet the Principle Investigator

Dr. Dan (Amanda) Tong in a white coat standing in her lab

Dan (Amanda) Tong, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tong received her medical degree from the Tongji Medical College in China and her Ph.D. from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. After finishing a research fellowship at the Harvard Medical school, she completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Iowa, followed by a fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center, training in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Tong is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UTSW. As a physician-scientist, her research and clinical interests are focused on cardiovascular conditions that are tightly associated with metabolic diseases, particularly heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) and atrial fibrillation (AF).

Current Lab Members

Sarah Ware

PhD Student

Dan Tong lab member, Sarah Ware, a graduate student standing in the laboratory

Carolina Hernandez Fuentes

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dan Tong lab member, Carolina Hernandez Fuentes standing in the lab

Shuyue (Jack) Zhou

Lab Manager/ Research Associate

Dan Tong lab member, Jack Zhou standing in the lab

Current Lab Members

Xiao Tianlin

Research Assistant

Tong Lab alumni, Xiao Tianlin standing in the lab

Kathleen Antonakakis

SURF Summer Student 2023

Dan Tong lab Alumni, Kathleen Antonakakis, a former SURF Summer Student standing in the laboratory

Join Our Lab

We're always looking to recruit motivated researchers.

Multiple positions are currently available at the Tong lab. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with an interest in cardiovascular research to work with us.  If you are interested in joining our team, please email Dr. Dan Tong