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Name Dr Andrew James
Job title Senior Lecturer
Department School of Physiology, Pharmacology & Neuroscience University of Bristol
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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications BSc(EAnglia), DPhil(York)
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Membership of professional bodies The Physiological Society of UK & Eire
Biophysical Society
Keywords cardiac cellular electrophysiology
patch clamp recording
isolated heart perfusion
cardiac myocytes
cardiac remodelling
atrial fibrillation
conduction mapping
Areas of expertise Our laboratory studies the cellular electrophysiology of cardiac muscle and the generation of arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation (AF). Changes in atrial structure and function in disease may predispose the heart to AF. By recording electrical activity from isolated single cardiac myocytes and from excised perfused intact hearts, we aim to better understand the processes underlying the normal electrical activity of the heart and its modulation in disease states. Our projects are currently funded by the British Heart Foundation.