Education and Training:

  • PhD, Physiology, Duke University (1991)
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Rice University (1986)
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Rice University (1983)

Employment:

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering, SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2010-present)
  • Professor, Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2006-present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo (2000–2006)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine (1999–2000)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Program in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University (1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine and Physiology, Allegheny Universiy of Health Sciences (1998–1999)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University (1991–1997)

Awards and Honors:

  • UB Exceptional Scholar, Sustained Achievement Award (2011)
  • Whitaker Foundation Researcher
  • Established Investigator, American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association
  • National Merit Scholarship
  • NIH,NRSA Training Grant HL-07063-12
  • Proctor & Gamble, Alternatives to Animal Research Finalist

Research Centers:

  • Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Molecular Recognition in Biological Systems and Bioinformatics

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • May 2011–April 2012
    Device to treat postpartum hemorrhage
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $100,000
  • August 2014
    Optimization of a prototype for an induced pluripotent stem cell derived cardiac cybercyte to a beta testing unit.
    UBCAT
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $60,000
  • A Model of the Ferret Ventricular Action Potential
    Whitaker Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • K+ Channel Inactivation and Antiarrhythmic Drug Action
    NIH
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • N-terminal and beta-subunit modulation of cloned cardiac K+ channels
    American Heart Association
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • Modulation of Ca2+ channels by dihydropyridines and Ca2+
    Role: Consultant
  • Cardiac pacemaker activity
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • Cardiac transient outward current
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Bett GCL, Rasmusson RL. (2006) Fundamentals of Cellular Electrophysiology.
  • Bett GC, Rasmussson RL. (2002) In: Models of Cardiac Ion Channels. , 1-60.
  • Rasmusson RL. (2001) In: Voltage-gated sodium and potassium channels. In: The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology and behavioral science 3rd edition. , 1749-1753.
  • Rasmusson RL, Liu S, Strauss HC. (1999) In: Pharmacology of K+ channels. In: Cardiac electrophysiology: from cell to bedside. , 156-167.
  • Morales MJ, Rasmusson RL, Castellino RC, Crews AL, Zhang Y, Johnson LG, Lamson DR, Liu S, Comer MB, Strauss H. (1995) Potassium Channels in Normal and Pathological Conditions. In: Molecular biology and physiology of a cardiac voltage-gated K+ channel ß subunit. Leuven University Press, 205-208.
  • Morales MJ, Rasmusson RL, Castellino RC, Crews AL, Zhang Y, Johnson LG, Lamson DR, Liu S, Comer MB, Strauss HC. (1995) In: A voltage-gated K+ channel ß -subunit cloned from ferret ventricle: Implications for cardiac K+ channel function. In: Potassium channels in normal and pathological conditions. , 205-220.
  • Rasmusson RL, Campbell DL, Qu Y, Strauss HC. (1994) In: Conformation dependent drug binding to cardiac potassium channels. Ion channels in the cardiovascular system. , 387-414.
  • Campbell DL, Rasmusson RL, Comer MB, Strauss HC. (1994) In: The cardiac calcium-independent transient outward potassium current: Kinetics, molecular properties and possible role in ventricular repolarization. In: Cardiac electrophysiology: from cell to bedside. , 83-95.
  • Campbell DL, Rasmusson RL, Strauss HC. (1991) In: Electrophysiology and pharmacology of the heart: A clinical guide. , 59-108.
  • Shen WK, Hill JA, Rasmusson RL, Strauss HC. (1990) In: Reconstitution of the K channel of cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum. , 205-230.

Abstracts:

  • Bett GC, Duffey ME, Rasumsson RL. (2005) Ancillary Subunits Determine the Affinity and use-Dependence of Chromanol 293B for KCNQ1. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Duffey ME, Beahm Dl, Katzer M, Morales MJ, Rasmusson RL. (2005) Ancillary subunits modulate block of KCNQ1 channels by chromanol and Ba2+. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Morales M, Rasmusson R. (2005) KChlP2b modulates the affinity and use-dependent block of Kv4.3 by Nifedipine. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Rasmusson RL. (2005) Molecular Mechanisms of Inactivation and Recovery of Kv1.4, an A-type current. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Rasmusson RL. (2004) Proton Modification of HERG channels: two sites of functional regulation. (Jan) 281-282
  • Bett GC, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL. (2004) Spatial Heterogeneity in a Computer Model of Graded Ca2 Release: Effects of Ca2 Loading and Ryanodine Receptor Adaptation. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Bondarenko VE, Szigeti GP, Kim SJ, Rasmusson RL. (2004) A mathematical model of repolarization simulating regional heterogeneity of murine ventricular myocytes. (Jan) 298
  • Bett GC, Madou ID, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL. (2004) A Computer Model of N-and C-type inactivation in voltage-gated potassium channels. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Madou ID, Rasmusson RL. (2003) A computer model of N-and C-type inactivation in voltage-gated potassium channels. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Rasmusson RL. (2003) Allosteric mechanisms dominate coupling of N-and C-type inactivation in voltage-gated K channels. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Rasmusson RL. (2003) Allosteric mechanisms dominate coupling of N-and C-type inactivation in voltage-gated K Channels. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Bondarenko VE, Szigeti GP, Kim SJ, Rasmusson RL. (2003) A mathematical model of the action potential of mouse ventricular myocytes. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Cyr V, Rasmusson RL. (2003) A mathematicl model of potassium channels permeation with two binding sites. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL. (2003) A model of Ca2 handling in ferret cardiac myocytes. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Cyr V, Rasmusson RL. (2003) A mathematical model of potassium channels permiation with two binding sites and drug block. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL. (2003) Cardiac Cellular Morphology and Physiology in a model of graded Ca2 release and L-type channel inactivation. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Jiang XJ, Bondarenko VE, Li XY, Rasmusson RL. (2003) C-type Inactivation Involves A Significant Decrease in the Intracellular Aqueouspore Volume. (Jan) 221
  • Bett GC, Li XY, Morales MJ, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL, Jiang XJ. (2003) Transmembrane communication in cardiac potassium channels: regulation of N-and C-type inactivation by pHo and potassium in normal and mutant Kv1.4 channels. (Jan) 76A
  • Bett GC, Yoo K, Rasmusson RL. (2003) Site directed mutagenesis in a cloned Kv1.4 channel. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Kaushal V, Rasmusson RL. (2003) Optimization and parameter identification (pH0 and K+0 in a Markov Model of the HERG channel. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Jiang XJ, Li XY, Bondarenko VE, Rasmusson RL. (2002) C-type inactivation: a pH0 and K sensitive transmembrane mechanism. (Jan)
  • Bett GC, Wang S, Morales M, Qu YJ, Rasmusson RL, Strauss HC. (2002) Kv1.4 Channel Block by quinidine: evidence for a drug-induced allosteric effect. (Jan)
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Professional Memberships:

  • AHA Basic Sciences Council
  • American Physiological Society
  • Biophysical Society
  • IEEE
  • NASPE
  • Physiological Society

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