University of Otago.Department of Physiology.Department of Physiology.

Jones Lab

Dr Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 4703548
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: pete.jones@otago.ac.nz

Member of Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology and Membrane & Ion Transport.

Research interests

My principal research interest is in how calcium cycling is controlled in cardiac myocytes. In particular, my focus is on the mechanisms by which calcium release from intra-cellular stores (sarcoplasmic reticulum, SR) is controlled by the cardiac ryanodine receptor (RyR2). The aim of my research is to characterize how the activity of RyR2 is altered both physiologically and in disease. This is achieved using a broad spectrum of assays from molecular biology and single channel recordings, through to isolated cardiac myocytes and ultimately whole animal models.

Keywords

Arrhythmia, RyR2, calcium, sarcoplasmic reticulum, RyR1, malignant hyperthermia

Current funding

Previous funding

Collaborators

Badrilla Ltd, www.badrilla.com (characterisation of phosphor-specific cardiac antibodies)

Lab personnel

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

Julia McLachlan

Julia McLachlan

Janet McLay

Janet McLay

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout


Selected publications

Publications (last 5 years)

Commentaries & editorials

Aram Babakr

Aram Babakr

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 470 3417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: babar792@student.otago.ac.nz

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Akash Chakraborty

Akash Chakraborty

PhD student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: chaak871@student.otago.ac.nz

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Julia McLachlan

Julia McLachlan

BBiomedSc (Hons)

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: mclju239@student.otago.ac.nz

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Janet McLay

Janet McLay

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 4211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: janet.mclay@otago.ac.nz

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Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

PhD Student

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: okoch825@student.otago.ac.nz

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Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Assistant Research Fellow

Department of Physiology
Otago School of Medical Sciences
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin
New Zealand

Phone: 479 7316
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: isabelle.vanhout@otago.ac.nz

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The physiology of today is the medicine of tomorrow.

Ernest Starling