Jonathan Lytton


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


UCalgary 1979


Harvard University 1985

Contact information


Office : HRIC GA-C60


Research areas

  • Calcium homeostasis
  • Calcium transport
  • Sodium-calcium exchange


Dr. Lytton is currently a Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology in the Cumming School of Medicine. He obtained his PhD degree from Harvard University, and did postdoctoral studies at the University of Toronto, before taking a junior faculty position at Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 1995, Dr. Lytton returned to Calgary as an AHFMR Scholar and then Scientist in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. He held the position of Department Head from 2009 to 2019. Dr. Lytton’s research concerns the molecular physiology of calcium transport proteins, with a particular focus on structure, function & regulation of different Na+/Ca2+-exchanger proteins and their roles in cardiovascular and neuronal biology. Dr. Lytton has published more than 80 manuscripts which have been cited over 10,000 times.