Ye Chen-Izu

Ye Chen-Izu

Position Title

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Pharmacology (School of Medicine)
  • Internal Medicine/Cardiology (School of Medicine)
Heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, bioelectricity, calcium signaling, biomechanics 

Dr. Chen-Izu’s interdisciplinary team combines molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics and mathematical modelling to advance fundamental research into heart disease mechanisms. The group develops innovative technologies and uses state-of-the-art methods to investigate dynamic systems –bioelectrical, calcium signaling and biomechanical systems -- that control cardiac function. They aim to gain in-depth understanding of the molecular dynamics that lead to heart diseases and to develop new drug therapies to combat cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.

Accepting students per funding availability.

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and arrhythmia mechanisms
  • Ca2+ dynamics in excitation-contraction coupling
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying hypertension induced hypertrophy and heart failure