Wanchana Jangsangthong, PhD

Postdoc: 2013-16

Wanchana Jangsangthong (Yoke) is specialized in molecular biology and cellular electrophysiology. He obtained his BSc from his origin country of Thailand. After his undergraduate studies, he moved to Germany for postgraduate education and received his MSc in Biology and Medical Sciences. He completed his Master thesis and received his PhD in Molecular Biology from Cologne University. There, he specialized to employ both whole-cell and single-channel patch-clamp techniques to investigate molecular mechanisms of voltage-gated ion channels in both recombinant expression systems and isolated native cells.

In 2011, he went to Memphis, Tennessee, for his postdoctoral training and worked at the department ofPhysiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to investigate the functional significance of cerebral arterial smooth muscle cell voltage-gated ion channels in regulating arterial smooth muscle cell contractility.

He joined the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology in summer 2013 to study certain ionic and cellularmechanisms of atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in order to develop novel anti-arrhythmic strategies based on (stem) cell and/or gene therapy. These studies are supported by Ammodo.