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T. Alexander Quinn

Associate Professor

Quinn April 2018

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Email: alex.quinn@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-4349
Mailing Address: 
Room 4J, Sir Charles Tupper Medical Building, 5850 College Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Cardiovascular physiology
  • Cardiac autoregulation
  • Electrophysiology and mechanics
  • Mechano-electric coupling
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Sinoatrial node dysfunction
  • Intracardiac nervous system


  • BSc (McGill University)
  • MSc (Columbia University)
  • PhD (Columbia University)
  • PDF (University of Oxford)
  • PDF (Imperial College London)

Research interests

My lab focuses on the intrinsic regulation of cardiac function and the effects of mechano-electric interactions on heart rhythm. The goals of my research program are to: (i) define organ-, tissue-, cell-, and subcellular-level mechanisms responsbile for (patho-) physiological responses; (ii) discover their relevance for heart rhythm in health and disease; and (iii) use this knowledge to develop novel targeted anti-arrhythmic therapies.


  • Cell/tissue stretch
  • Optical mapping
  • Optogenetics
  • Microscopic fluroescence imaging
  • Echocardiography
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Computational modeling


  • PHYL 5568: Advanced Cardiovascular Physiology (Course Coordinator & Lecturer)
  • PHYL 2044: Human Systems Physiology (Course Coordinator & Lecturer)
  • PHYL 1400: Human Physiology (Lecturer)
  • MED 2: Metabolism II (Lecturer)