Alan Garfinkel, Ph.D.

Work Titles
UCLA Professor, Integrative Biology and Physiology Professor, Medicine Member, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area Member, Neuroengineering Training Program Faculty, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory

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1121 Terasaki
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Garfinkel graduated from Cornell and received his PhD from Harvard in philosophy and mathematics. He is particularly interested in nonlinear dynamics and its applications to medicine.


A selected list of publications:

Qu Zhilin, Xie Lai-Hua, Olcese Riccardo, Karagueuzian Hrayr S, Chen Peng-Sheng, Garfinkel Alan, Weiss James N   Early afterdepolarizations in cardiac myocytes: beyond reduced repolarization reserve Cardiovascular research, 2013; 99(1): 6-15.
Chang Marvin G, de Lange Enno, Calmettes Guillaume, Garfinkel Alan, Qu Zhilin, Weiss James N   Pro- and antiarrhythmic effects of ATP-sensitive potassium current activation on reentry during early afterdepolarization-mediated arrhythmias Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, 2013; 10(4): 575-82.
Chen Ting-Hsuan, Zhu Xiaolu, Pan Leiting, Zeng Xingjuan, Garfinkel Alan, Tintut Yin, Demer Linda L, Zhao Xin, Ho Chih-Ming   Directing tissue morphogenesis via self-assembly of vascular mesenchymal cells Biomaterials, 2012; 33(35): 9019-26.
Chen Ting-Hsuan, Guo Chunyan, Zhao Xin, Yao Yucheng, Boström Kristina I, Wong Margaret N, Tintut Yin, Demer Linda L, Ho Chih-Ming, Garfinkel Alan   Patterns of periodic holes created by increased cell motility Interface focus, 2012; 2(4): 457-64.
Chang Marvin G, Chang Connie Y, de Lange Enno, Xu Linmiao, O'Rourke Brian, Karagueuzian Hrayr S, Tung Leslie, Marbán Eduardo, Garfinkel Alan, Weiss James N, Qu Zhilin, Abraham M Roselle   Dynamics of early afterdepolarization-mediated triggered activity in cardiac monolayers Biophysical journal, 2012; 102(12): 2706-14.
Boström Kristina I, Garfinkel Alan, Yao Yucheng, Jumabay Medet   Concise review: applying stem cell biology to vascular structures Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio), 2012; 30(3): 386-91.
Nguyen Thao P, Xie Yuanfang, Garfinkel Alan, Qu Zhilin, Weiss James N   Arrhythmogenic consequences of myofibroblast-myocyte coupling Cardiovascular research, 2012; 93(2): 242-51.
Chen Ting-Hsuan, Hsu Jeffrey J, Zhao Xin, Guo Chunyan, Wong Margaret N, Huang Yi, Li Zongwei, Garfinkel Alan, Ho Chih-Ming, Tintut Yin, Demer Linda L   Left-right symmetry breaking in tissue morphogenesis via cytoskeletal mechanics Circulation research, 2012; 110(4): 551-9.
Chang Marvin G, Sato Daisuke, de Lange Enno, Lee Jong-Hwan, Karagueuzian Hrayr S, Garfinkel Alan, Weiss James N, Qu Zhilin   Bi-stable wave propagation and early afterdepolarization-mediated cardiac arrhythmias Heart rhythm : the official journal of the Heart Rhythm Society, 2012; 9(1): 115-22.
Cheng Henry, Reddy Aneela, Sage Andrew, Lu Jinxiu, Garfinkel Alan, Tintut Yin, Demer Linda L   Focal high cell density generates a gradient of patterns in self-organizing vascular mesenchymal cells Journal of vascular research, 2012; 49(5): 441-6.
Gahm Jin Kyu, Wisniewski Nicholas, Kindlmann Gordon, Kung Geoffrey L, Klug William S, Garfinkel Alan, Ennis Daniel B   Linear invariant tensor interpolation applied to cardiac diffusion tensor MRI Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 2012; 15(Pt 2): 494-501.
Madhvani Roshni V, Xie Yuanfang, Pantazis Antonios, Garfinkel Alan, Qu Zhilin, Weiss James N, Olcese Riccardo   Shaping a new Ca²⁺ conductance to suppress early afterdepolarizations in cardiac myocytes The Journal of physiology, 2011; 589(Pt 24): 6081-92.
Garfinkel, A. Tintut, Y. Petrasek, D. Bostrom, K. Demer, L. L.   Pattern formation by vascular mesenchymal cells Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2004; 101(25): 9247-50.
Xie, F Qu, Z Yang, J Baher, A Weiss, JN Garfinkel, A   A simulation study of the effects of cardiac anatomy in ventricular fibrillation The Journal of clinical investigation. , 2004; 113(5): 686-93.
S. Port, L. Demer, R. Jennrich, D. Walter and A. Garfinkel   Systolic blood pressure and mortality, The Lancet , 2000; 355: 175-80.
Garfinkel, A Kim, YH Voroshilovsky, O Qu, Z Kil, JR Lee, MH Karagueuzian, HS Weiss, JN Chen, PS   Preventing ventricular fibrillation by flattening cardiac restitution Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. , 2000; 97(11): 6061-6.
Krogstad, P Uittenbogaart, CH Dickover, R Bryson, YJ Plaeger, S Garfinkel, A   Primary HIV infection of infants: the effects of somatic growth on lymphocyte and virus dynamics Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.) , 1999; 92(1): 25-33.
Z. Qu, F. Xie, and A. Garfinkel   Diffusion-induced vortex filament instability in 3-Dimensional excitable media, Phys. Rev. Lett , 1999; 2668-2671.
Qu, Z Weiss, JN Garfinkel, A   Cardiac electrical restitution properties and stability of reentrant spiral waves: a simulation study The American journal of physiology. , 1999; 276(1 Pt 2): H269-83.
Garfinkel, A Chen, PS Walter, DO Karagueuzian, HS Kogan, B Evans, SJ Karpoukhin, M Hwang, C Uchida, T Gotoh, M Nwasokwa, O Sager, P Weiss, JN   Quasiperiodicity and chaos in cardiac fibrillation The Journal of clinical investigation. , 1997; 99(2): 305-14.
Garfinkel, A Spano, ML Ditto, WL Weiss, JN   Controlling cardiac chaos Science. , 1992; 257(5074): 1230-5.

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