Associate Dean publishes new book

May 16, 2014

Dr. Peter C. Ruben’s book, Voltage Gated Sodium Channels, Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology was released this week through Springer Publishing.

The book provides an excellent foundation for physicians, cardiologists, researchers and students seeking to understand the biophysical behavior, structure, drug and toxin interactions and the reaction to disease of voltage gated sodium channels (VGSC). VGSCs are implicated in a variety of diseases inducing epilepsy, cardiac arrhythmias and neuropathic pain.

The handbook includes contributions from some of the leading authorities in the field of sodium channel biophysics from the North America and Europe.

Dr. Peter C. Ruben is a professor in the department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and also serves as the associate dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Science. Dr. Ruben is involved in long-term research in molecular cardiac physiology and molecular neurophysiology, specializing in voltage gated sodium channels.

The e-book and hardcover book are available online through Springer Publishing.