Dr. Alex Quinn

Biophysicist

Dr. Alex Quinn is am IMPART associate member and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at Dalhousie University, with a cross-appointment in the School of Biomedical Engineering.

He received a bachelor of Sciences in Physiology & Physics from McGill University, followed by a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University in New York. He did his postdoctoral training in the Departments of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics and Computer Science at the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulford Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at Somerville College and a Research Fellow of the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council of the UK. This was followed by a short stint at the National Heart & Lung Institute of Imperial College London, before he was recruited to Dalhousie University.

Alex’s research focuses on the regulation of cardiac electrical activity by processes residing within the heart itself, and the role that these auto-regulatory mechanisms play in deadly arrhythmia that occur in disease and with ageing.