6229-Ai, Tomohiko
Faculty

Tomohiko Ai, PHD, MD

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine

Bio

Dr. Ai joined to Krannert Institute of Cardiology/Indiana University in 2010 as Assistant Research Professor. He received his M.D. at Osaka Medical College, and Ph.D. at Kyoto University in Japan. He has completed his clinical cardiac electrophysiology training at Kyoto University Hospital, and his postdoctoral training at University of Missouri. Dr. Ai has been interested in clinical and basic research in cardiac electrophysiology, focusing on genetic arrhythmia such as Long-QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. Recently, Dr. Ai co-discovered a new gene related to the mechanism of Long-QT syndrome (LQT12). His research goal is to explore the role of ion channel and ion channel modifier proteins in heritable arrhythmic syndromes, which can lead to the development of new therapeutic strategy of cardiac arrhythmias.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
  • Education
    2010 PhD Kyota University
    2010 MD, PhD Osaka University
    2010 MD, PhD Osaka University
    2003 FEL University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
    2003 FEL University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
    1999 PHD Kyoto University
    1999 PHD Kyoto University
    1992 MD Osaka Medical College
  • Research

    Pathophysiological mechanisms of genetic arrhythmic syndromes Molecular and biophysical mechanisms of ion channel modifier proteins Electrical remodeling in heart failure Molecular pharmacology of antiarrhythmic agents

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