Christopher N. Johnson
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

Structural Biology

Biophysical Chemistry Ph.D.

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  • Jun 2015
    Emerging Scientist Best Short Talk - The 19th International Symposium on Calcium Binding Proteins and Calcium Function in Health and Disease
  • Feb 2014
    NIH F32 NRSA Fellowship
  • Jun 2013
    F.A.S.E.B. Ion Channel Conference Travel Award


Perturbation to the function of the human cardiac sodium channel (NaV1.5) can result in arrhythmias and in some cases stroke or death. Inactivation of the channel utilizes specific elements of the NaV1.5 C-terminus and calmodulin to translate changes in intracellular calcium. Combining structural biology and electrophysiology this research will elucidate important molecular details of this process and provide insight into the molecular basis of specific cardiac life threatening arrhythmias.

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