As the Principal Investigator of this laboratory I am interested in the cellular and molecular basis for cardiac arrhythmias in the setting of common forms of heart disease such as hypertesion, heart failure, and diabetes as well as in aging and frailty. Currently, we are particularly focused on sinoatrial node disease and atrial fibrillation, which are highly prevalent in these forms of heart disease. I obtained my PhD in cardiovascular physiology at the University of Calgary and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Toronto. From 2008-2017 I held a Faculty position in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Dalhousie University. In 2017 I relocated my laboratory to the Libin Cardiovascular Institute at the University of Calgary, where I hold appointments in the Department of Cardiac Sciences and the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
My philosophy towards our research is that we will approach our scientific questions in multifaceted ways and search out new techniques or new collaborations whenever necessary to test our specific hypotheses. Our goal is to find new targets for intervention and new treatment strategies for heart disease.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or comments about our research efforts.