William C. Stanley is Professor at the University of Sydney in Australia. He is a native of northern California and attended undergraduate and graduate school at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his PhD in exercise physiology, and then did his postdoctoral fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, where he received training in cardiac physiology and myocardial metabolism. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin and initiated studies addressing cardiac metabolism in health and disease. In 1992, he left academic research and worked in the pharmaceutical industry in Palo Alto, CA, on the discovery and development of cardiovascular drugs. He return to academics in 1996 to join the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, and established a research program focused on integrative approaches to metabolic dysfunction in heart failure and ischemia. In 2007 he joined the Division of Cardiology at the University of Maryland. In 2013 he moved down under to become Chair of Cardiovascular Physiology at the University of Sydney.
Stanley has broad experience in integrative cardiovascular physiology and has worked with a wide array of experimental systems and approaches, including isolated mitochondria, rodents, large animals, and humans. He has over 190 publications and has published extensively in the journals of the APS (48 papers and counting!). His laboratory has been supported by grants from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health, and he has been active as a study section member in both organizations. Stanley is the founder and past president of the Society for Heart and Vascular Metabolism and is an active promoter of the field of cardiac metabolism and energetics by organizing national and international symposia and conferences.