News

Benji wins the 2019 Terry Ann Krulwich Best Doctoral Dissertation Prize – congratulations to Dr. Strauss on this great honor!!!


Congratulations to Benji on his newly accepted paper in JMCC: “Intra-tracheal gene delivery of aerosolized SERCA2a to the lung suppresses ventricular arrhythmias in a model of pulmonary arterial hypertension”. Great work!


Congratulations to Benji on presenting his ‘Late Breaking Science’ presentation at the American Heart Association meeting.


Congratulations to Zeki on his elegant review article titled: “The Mitochondrial Translocator Protein and the Emerging Link Between Oxidative Stress and Arrhythmias in the Diabetic Heart.”


Benji passes his dissertation defense with flying colors!!! Congrats Dr. Strauss!


Congratulations to Lukas on his recently published paper in JAHA titled: “Primary Effect of SERCA2a Gene Transfer on Conduction Reserve in Chronic Myocardial Infarction.”


Congratulations to Benji and Zeki on their paper titled: “Optical Action Potential Mapping in Acute Models of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: Probing the Arrhythmogenic Role of the Mitochondrial Translocator Protein.”


See Benji’s editorial titled: “Kir2.1 and Nav1.5 in Sickness and in Health: Who Needs a Chaperone When They Have an Alpha Partner?”


Congratulations to Basil and Alejandro on a their outstanding review article in Cardiovasc Diabetol titled: “Oxidative Stress and Inflammation as Central Mediators of Atrial Fibrillation in Obesity and Diabetes.


Congratulations to Lukas on his co-authored collaboration paper in J Am Coll Cardiol titled: “Protein Phosphatase Inhibitor-1 Gene Therapy in a Swine Model of Nonischemic Heart Failure.”


Congratulations to Lukas et al on their accepted paper in JACC Basic to Translational Sciences! In this work we uncover a new arrhythmia mechanism in a clinically relevant pig model of ischemic heart failure.


Congratulations to Chaoqin and Jun on their accepted paper in collaboration with the Zuurbier group! Look for a detailed analysis of the role of Hexokinase II in the modulation of ischemia-reperfusion injury to be published in J Physiol Biochem. This work is a natural extension of our recent papers in this area published in Circulation Research:

  • Nederlof et al. Circ Res 2013; 112(2):8-13. PMID: 23329797
  • Smeele et al. Circ Res 2011; 108(10)1165-9. PMID: 21527739

Lukas will be presenting at the upcoming 2017 HRS meeting his abstract entitled: “SERCA2a gene therapy suppresses post-MI arrhythmias by increasing conduction reserve via a CAMKII dependent pathway”


Benjamin will be presenting at the upcoming 2017 HRS meeting his abstract entitled: “Gene Therapy with human Relaxin 2 improves myocardial conduction reserve and suppresses arrhythmias in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR)”


Marine will be presenting at the upcoming 2017 HRS meeting her abstract entitled: “Conditional STIM1 knockdown results in primary electrical remodeling leading to accelerated heart failure and sudden death.”