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William (Bill) Louch

Group Leader & Professor

Louch group

Email: w.e.louch@medisin.uio.no
Phone: +47 230 16793

Education
2001 PhD Pharmacology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
1997 BSc Chemistry/Neuroscience, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada

Positions
2018- Secretary General, The Scandinavian Physiological Society
2015- Professor of Medicine, IEMR
2015- Treasurer, Federation of European Physiological Sciences (FEPS),
2013- Head, Core Facility for Advanced Light Microscopy, OUH

Funding
– European Research Council Consolidator Grant
– Research Council of Norway Researcher Grant, Mobility Grant
– National Association for Public Health (2 postdoctoral grants)
– South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (PhD student, postdoc grants)

Awards, committees and memberships
2020- Head of Organizing Committee –“Europhysiology” meeting in Copenhagen, 2022.
2018- Organizer, Cardiac Physiology Satellite Meeting, Europhysiology, London, UK.
2017- Partner, KG Jebsen Center for Cardiac Research
2015 Digitalis Pupurea Award for Research Excellence, University of Oslo Medical Faculty

Research area

  • Advanced light microscopy
  • Arrhythmias
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Electrophysiology
  • Excitation contraction coupling
  • Heart failure
  • Imaging

Latest publications

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Masjoan Juncos JX, Nadeem F, Shakil S, El-Husari M, Zafar I, Louch WE, Halade GV, Zaky A, Ahmad A, Ahmad S (2024)
Myocardial SERCA2 protects against cardiac damage and dysfunction caused by inhaled bromine
J Pharmacol Exp Ther
PubMed 38772719 DOI 10.1124/jpet.123.002084
Ruud M, Frisk M, Melleby AO, Norseng PA, Mohamed BA, Li J, Aronsen JM, Setterberg IE, Jakubiczka J, van Hout I, Coffey S, Shen X, Nygård S, Lunde IG, Tønnessen T, Jones PP, Sjaastad I, Gullestad L, Toischer K, Dahl CP, Christensen G, Louch WE (2024)
Regulation of cardiomyocyte t-tubule structure by preload and afterload: Roles in cardiac compensation and decompensation
J Physiol
PubMed 38686538 DOI 10.1113/JP284566
Zhang X, Wu Y, Smith C, Louch WE, Morotti S, Dobrev D, Grandi E, Ni H (2024)
Enhanced Ca2+-Driven Arrhythmias in Female Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Insights from Computational Modeling
bioRxiv
PubMed 38496584 DOI 10.1101/2024.03.04.583217
Lunde PK, Manfra O, Støle TP, Lunde M, Martinsen M, Carlson CR, Louch WE (2023)
Polyarginine Cell-Penetrating Peptides Bind and Inhibit SERCA2
Cells, 12 (19)
PubMed 37830576 DOI 10.3390/cells12192358
Laasmaa M, Branovets J, Stolova J, Shen X, Rätsepso T, Balodis MJ, Grahv C, Hendrikson E, Louch WE, Birkedal R, Vendelin M (2023)
Cardiomyocytes from female compared to male mice have larger ryanodine receptor clusters and higher calcium spark frequency
J Physiol, 601 (18), 4033-4052
PubMed 37561554 DOI 10.1113/JP284515
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