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

Dr Luis Gonano

Luis Gonano

Janet McLay

Janet McLay

Dr Michelle Munro

Michelle Munro

Chidinma Okolo

Chidinma Okolo

Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

Isabelle van Hout

Isabelle van Hout

Alex Wong

Alex Wong


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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Dr Luis Gonano

Luis Gonano

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: luis.gonano@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: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: janet.mclay@otago.ac.nz

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Dr Michelle Munro

Michelle Munro

Postdoctoral Fellow

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

Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: michelle.munro@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

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: okoch825@student.otago.ac.nz

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Sajida Parveen

Sajida Parveen

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: parsa442@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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Alex Wong

Alex Wong

BBBiomedSc (Hons)

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

Phone: 470 3572
Fax: +64 3 479 7323

Email: alexandergmwong@gmail.com

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I believe the best way to grow as a scientist is to be thrown in the deep end early on. My summer projects gave me this opportunity in a safe and fun environment, so when I started my thesis research I was already familiar with the scientific method. Having finished my PhD, I also really appreciate the boost they give my academic CV!

Kajsa Igelstrom - Summer Research Student 2006/2007 & 2007/2008