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

Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Janet McLay

Janet McLay

Helen Waddell

Helen Waddell

Joe Zhang

Joe Zhang


Selected publications

Commentaries & editorials

Gillian Hughes

Gillian Hughes

Assistant Research Fellow

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

Phone: 4703417
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: gill.hughes@otago.ac.nz

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Janet McLay

Janet McLay

Research Technician

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

Phone: 4794211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: janet.mclay@otago.ac.nz

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Helen Waddell

Helen Waddell

Research Assistant

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

Phone: 4794211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: helen.waddell@otago.ac.nz

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Joe Zhang

Joe Zhang

PhD Student

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

Phone: 4794211
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: zhazh623@student.otago.ac.nz

Thesis topic: Regulation of the cardiac ryanodine receptor.

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Doing a summer research project in Physiology gave me a good idea as to what it's like to actually work within a lab. This allowed me to break down that lecturer-student barrier and get to know people in the Department outside of studies.

Liam Farley - Summer Research Student 2009/2010