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Sami Noujaim, PhD

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

Assistant Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE INTERNAL MEDICINE

Assoc Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

Academic Email : snoujaim@usf.edu

Phone : (813) 974-6416

Office : MDC, 3116A

Mailing address : Morsani College of Medicine 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, FL 33612

Education

  • PhD, Pharmacology, Suny Upstate Medical, Syracuse, United States - 2007.

Research summary

  • We focus on the mechanistic understanding of cardiac normal and abnormal electrical impulse propagation. We strive to further explore, from the molecular, to the whole organ level, the determinants of cardiac excitability and arrhythmias. Along with our collaborators, our scientific investigations employ multidisciplinary approaches that include molecular and cellular biology, cellular and whole organ electrophysiology, and structural biology of ion channels, in order to investigate the mechanisms and therapeutics of cardiac pathoelectrophysiology. Our areas of scientific interest include: 1- The mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis in pathological conditions associated with intracellular Ca overload. 2- The role of the intrinsic cardiac nervous system in the generation of abnormal heart rhythm. 3- The role of the inward rectifier potassium channels in atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias.

Selected Publications

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology, Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Cardiovascular Sciences.

Awards/Honors

  • Visiting Professor (Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine - 2013)
  • Melvin Marcus Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Sciences. Finalist (The American Heart Association - 2010)
  • Pathway to Independence Award (National Institutes of Health - 2010)
  • Best Abstract Award (The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics - 2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (American Heart Association - 2008)
  • Research Recognition Award (American Physiological Society - 2007)
  • Gordon K. Moe Young Investigator Award (Upstate New York Cardiac Electrophysiology Society & American Heart Association Northeast - 2005)



Profile last modified on 10/31/2019