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Simon M. Harrison

Ross University School of Medicine


Simon Harrison, PhD, carried out his doctoral work in the Department of Physiology at Glasgow University working with Dr. David Miller. His research focused on the mechanisms of relaxation of ventricular muscle. He was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in July of 1986, and then moved to the University of California to further his research interests. He was awarded three consecutive American Heart Association Fellowships (1986-1989) working in the laboratory of Professor Donald Bers. I 

Research Interest

Cardiovascular Physiology 


  • Stones R, Billeter, R., Zhang, H, Harrison, S.M. & White, E. (2009). The role of transient outward K+ current in electrical remodelling induced by voluntary exercise in female rat hearts. Basic Research in Cardiology 104, 643-652.

  • Ansell, L., Hardy, M.E.L., Duke, A., Steele, D.S. & Harrison, S.M. Histones H3 and H4 induce Ca2+ overload and necrosis in rat ventricular myocytes (in preparation for submission).

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