Dr. Wenbin Liang, our new expert in ion channel pathology and stem cell programming, was recently appointed Scientist and Principal Investigator at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
Dr. Liang completed his medical training in China and then moved to North America to further his training. He completed his PhD with Dr. Peter Backx at the University of Toronto, followed by a postdoctoral position with Dr. Eduardo Marban, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. He has published 30 outstanding peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Nature Biotechnology, Hypertension, and Stem Cells.
Dr. Liang’s research interest is in cardiac electrophysiology, and he is highly skilled in cellular electrophysiology of cardiac myocited, sinoatrial node pacemaker cells, and vascular smooth muscle cells.
We welcome Dr. Liang and wish him well as he settles into his new home at the UOHI!