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Ludovic Gomez, PhD

Contact Dr. Gomez

1020 Locust Street
Room 533
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0445
(215) 955-1690 fax

Medical School

PhD Claude Bernard Lyon1 University, France 2006

Board Certification

PhD Claude Bernard Lyon1 University, France

University Appointment

Assistant Professor at INSERM (2012)
Visiting Assistant Professor at TJU (2013)

Research and Clinical Interests

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in western countries. Myocardial infarction is a disabling disease, with infarct size being a major determinant of mortality after this common acute coronary event. Myocardial conditioning is an endogenous cardioprotective phenomenon that profoundly limits infarct size in experimental models. Currently, our challenge is to understand protection mechanisms and to translate this paradigm from the laboratory to the clinic, with the ultimate aim of limiting the burden of ischemic heart disease and potentially providing protection for other organs at risk of reperfusion injury, such as brain and kidney.

Key words: Permeability transition pore; calcium signaling; calcium mobilization from sarco/endoplasmic reticulum to mitochondria;  cell death and cardioprotection.