Jan Christoph, PhD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Medicine Home, Cardiology UCSF Health

Jan Christoph studies the heart from a complex and dynamical systems perspective. He is interested in arrhythmia mechanisms and the coupling between electrophysiology and tissue mechanics, as well as electromechanical feedback. He uses computational methods, artificial intelligence and high-resolution imaging to study the heart.

  1. Christoph J, Ripplinger CM. Paralysis by analysis: Overcoming cardiac contraction with computer vision. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2023. PMID: 37792520

  2. Kappadan V, Sohi A, Parlitz U, Luther S, Uzelac I, Fenton F, Peters NS, Christoph J, Ng FS. Optical mapping of contracting hearts. The Journal of physiology 2023. PMID: 36866700

  3. M?nkler P, Klatt N, Scherschel K, Kuklik P, Jungen C, Cavus E, Eickholt C, Christoph J, Lemoine MD, Christ T, Willems S, Riedel R, Kirchhof P, Meyer C. Repolarization indicates electrical instability in ventricular arrhythmia originating from papillary muscle. Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology 2023. PMID: 35989424

  4. Lebert J, Ravi N, Kensah G, Christoph J. Real-Time Optical Mapping of Contracting Cardiac Tissues With GPU-Accelerated Numerical Motion Tracking. Frontiers in cardiovascular medicine 2022. PMID: 35686036

  5. Lebert J, Ravi N, Fenton FH, Christoph J. Rotor Localization and Phase Mapping of Cardiac Excitation Waves Using Deep Neural Networks. Frontiers in physiology 2021. PMID: 34975536

  6. Vogt M, Schulz B, Wagdi A, Lebert J, van Belle GJ, Christoph J, Bruegmann T, Patejdl R. Direct optogenetic stimulation of smooth muscle cells to control gastric contractility. Theranostics 2021. PMID: 33859764

  7. Kappadan V, Telele S, Uzelac I, Fenton F, Parlitz U, Luther S, Christoph J. High-Resolution Optical Measurement of Cardiac Restitution, Contraction, and Fibrillation Dynamics in Beating vs. Blebbistatin-Uncoupled Isolated Rabbit Hearts. Frontiers in physiology 2020. PMID: 32528304

  8. Lebert J, Christoph J. Synchronization-based reconstruction of electromechanical wave dynamics in elastic excitable media. Chaos (Woodbury, N.Y.) 2019. PMID: 31575136

  9. Christoph J, Chebbok M, Richter C, Schröder-Schetelig J, Bittihn P, Stein S, Uzelac I, Fenton FH, Hasenfuß G, Gilmour RF, Luther S. Electromechanical vortex filaments during cardiac fibrillation. Nature 2018. PMID: 29466325

  10. Christoph J, Schröder-Schetelig J, Luther S. Electromechanical optical mapping. Progress in biophysics and molecular biology 2017. PMID: 28947080

  11. Lilienkamp T, Christoph J, Parlitz U. Features of Chaotic Transients in Excitable Media Governed by Spiral and Scroll Waves. Physical review letters 2017. PMID: 28949756

  12. Richter C, Christoph J, Lehnart SE, Luther S. Optogenetic Light Crafting Tools for the Control of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 2016. PMID: 26965131