John A Wasserstrom

  • 2520 Citations
1979 …2020
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Research Interests

We are using single photon confocal microscopy to measure intracellular Ca cycling in individual myocytes of intact rat and mouse hearts. Hearts are loaded with the Ca indicator fluo-4AM, allowing us to measure intracellular Ca at the submicron level. Ongoing projects include study of changes in Ca cycling in animal models of heart failure, catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, spontaneous Ca release and cardiac arrhythmias.

Training Experience

1981Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, SUNY - Syracuse

… → 1978

Research interests

  • Biophysics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Cell Imaging
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology

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Grants 2003 2020

Heart Failure
Treatment Failure
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Population Dynamics
Ion Channels
Animal Models
Sudden Cardiac Death
Long QT Syndrome
Protein Isoforms
Heart Failure
Regenerative Medicine
Stem Cells
Cell- and Tissue-Based Therapy

Research Output 1979 2018

  • 2520 Citations
  • 85 Article
  • 7 Review article
  • 3 Comment/debate
3 Citations (Scopus)

Oxidative stress creates a unique, CaMKII-mediated substrate for atrial fibrillation in heart failure

Yoo, S., Aistrup, G., Shiferaw, Y., Ng, J., Mohler, P. J., Hund, T. J., Waugh, T., Browne, S., Gussak, G., Gilani, M., Knight, B. P., Passman, R. S., Goldberger, J. J., Wasserstrom, J. A. & Arora, R. K., Nov 2 2018, In : JCI insight. 3, 21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Calcium-Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase Type 2
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Atria
Oxidative Stress
Heart Failure
1 Citation (Scopus)

Synchronization of Triggered Waves in Atrial Tissue

Shiferaw, Y., Aistrup, G. L. & Wasserstrom, J. A., Sep 18 2018, In : Biophysical Journal. 115, 6, p. 1130-1141 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Action Potentials
L-Type Calcium Channels
Calcium Signaling
Atrial Fibrillation
5 Citations (Scopus)

Abnormal sodium channel mRNA splicing in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Noyes, A. M., Zhou, A., Gao, G., Gu, L., Day, S., Wasserstrom, J. A. & Dudley, S. C., Dec 15 2017, In : International Journal of Cardiology. 249, p. 282-286 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sodium Channels
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Unfolded Protein Response
Messenger RNA
Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction
3 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanism for Triggered Waves in Atrial Myocytes

Shiferaw, Y., Aistrup, G. L. & Wasserstrom, J. A., Aug 8 2017, In : Biophysical Journal. 113, 3, p. 656-670 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Muscle Cells
Calcium Signaling
L-Type Calcium Channels
Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channel
13 Citations (Scopus)

Regional distribution of T-tubule density in left and right atria in dogs

Arora, R., Aistrup, G. L., Supple, S., Frank, C., Singh, J., Tai, S., Zhao, A., Chicos, L., Marszalec, W., Guo, A., Song, L. S. & Wasserstrom, J. A., Feb 1 2017, In : Heart rhythm. 14, 2, p. 273-281 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Heart Atria
Muscle Cells
Atrial Appendage