Our Researchers

  1. Carlos Morillo


    Department of Cardiac Sciences

    Research areas: Cardiology; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Autonomic Disorders


  2. Aaron Phillips

    Assistant Professor

    Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiac Sciences

    Research areas: autonomic disorders; spinal cord injuries

  3. Satish Raj


    Department of Cardiac Sciences

    Research areas: Post Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS); Autonomic Cardiovascular Disorders; devices; syncope


  4. Robert Sheldon


    Department of Medicine

    Research areas: autonomic disorders; 

  1. Darrell Belke

    Adjunct Assistant Professor

    Lead, Cardiovascular Physiology Core

    Associate member

    Research areas: 

  2. S.R. Wayne Chen


    Research areas: Cardiac arrhythmias, Cardiomyopathies, Sudden cardiac death, Learning and memory, Pain, Ataxia, Neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Intracellular calcium handling, Ryanodine receptors, Inositol, 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptors

  3. Henry Duff

    Cardiology Professor

    Research areas: diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disturbances; structure/function of the hERG potassium channel both in vitro and in vivo; new strategies to treat cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death

  4. Derek Exner


    Research areas: heart rhythm problems, cardiac devices

  5. Robert Rose


    Department of Cardiac Sciences

    Research areas: cardiac arrhythmias; sinoatrial node dysfunction; atrial fibrillation


  6. Paul Fedak


    Director, Marlene and Don Campbell Translational Research Laboratory

    Research areas: epicardial infarct repair; human cardiac fibrosis; inflammation based remodelling; bicuspid aortic valve hemodynamics; adhesive enhanced sternal closure

  7. Robert J. French


    Research areas: Structure and function of voltage-gated ion channels, Voltage-gated ion channels in the control of pancreatic insulin secretion, Structural basis of toxin and drug targeting to voltage-gated sodium channels, μ-Conotoxin-sodium channel interactions, Molecular basis and (patho-)physiological roles of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore

  8. Brenda Gerull

    Adjunct Assistant Professor Cardiologist and Geneticist AHFMR Clinical Investigator

    Research areas: Clinical genetics of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiomyopathies and congenital heart disease; Molecular genetics of cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias, Disease mechanisms of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), Mapping of disease genes and modifiers, Characterizing of disease genes in different model systems, Recombinant mouse models of human disease

  9. Wayne Giles


    Research areas: electrophysiology; electrical impulses that initiate and modulate the heartbeat; understanding cell function by detecting and in some cases controlling the cell’s electrical activity

  10. Katherine M. Kavanagh

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: Cardiac arrhythmias; Myocardial activation and conduction; Cell-to-cell communication

  11. Jonathan Howlett

    Clinical Professor

    Research areas: clinical trial research in heart failure, end of life care, evaluation of health care delivery systems, healthcare outcomes, and knowledge translation

  12. Vikas P. Kuriachan

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: Arrhythmia ablation; cardiac devices; and consultation letters

  13. L. Brent Mitchell


    Research areas: clinical cardiac electrophysiology, particularly in the clinical science of tachyarrhythmias

  14. Anders Nygren

    Associate Professor

    Research areas: Cardiac electrophysiology, ion channels, arrhythmias, mechanisms underlying cardiac electrophysiological remodeling in disease

  15. P. Timothy Pollak


  16. Russell Quinn

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: intracellular calcium handling in relation to contractile performance and arrhythmogenesis

  17. Mike Slawnych

    Clinical Assistant Professor

  18. Anne Gillis


    Deputy Director, Libin Cardiovascular Institute

    Research Areas: treatments and therapies to prevent atrial fibrillation, a common abnormal heart rhythm disorder

  19. Glen L. Sumner

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: His research interests include selection and optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy using cardiac imaging techniques

  20. Henk ter Keurs

    Emeritus Professor

    Research areas: causes and treatment of heart failure

  21. George D. (Yorgo) Veenhuyzen

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Research areas: catheter ablation therapy for cardiac arrhythmias

  22. James White

    Director, Stephenson Cardiovascular MR Centre

    Research areas: Cardiac MRI

  23. Stephen B. Wilton

    Associate Professor