Kazi Tayubul Haq, PhD
Master of Engineering, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2010 PhD in Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis, (2016-2017) Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University Medical Center, New York (2017-2018).
"I am interested in developing computer aided computing tools for a better understanding of human cardiac functionality in normal to complex diseased conditions. My interests along with my academic training in engineering, computer science and cardiac electrophysiology encouraged me to address the questions regarding different cardiac manifestations. In my PhD dissertation, I proposed the first 2D computer model of intercellular Ca2+ dynamics in cardiac Purkinje cells to explain the mechanisms for different calcium events. During postdoctoral work at UC Davis I employed a cardiac Purkinje action potential model to elucidate the electrical phenotype caused by the mutation in the Ik1 current carrying transmembrane channels (Kir2.x), which is linked to LQT9 manifestation. In my later work at the Columbia University Medical Center I developed single cell electrophysiology model of human atrial cells that combines the action potential and intracellular Ca2+ dynamics. I also have developed a cellular automaton 3D atrial chamber model that simulates the activation and perpetuation of re-entry phenomenon associated with atrial fibrillation. My current research at OHSU primarily focuses on the development of an automatic ECG signal detection and measurement tool, which will be used to calculate the risk scores of sudden cardiac deaths. Besides science research, I am interested in philosophy, poetry, classical literature, art, crafting and music."