Chun Y. Seow, PhD.

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Centre for Heart Lung Innovation
St. Paul’s Hospital, Burrard Building
Room 166 - 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 1Y6

Phone Number: 
(604) 806-9268
Fax Number: 
(604) 806-9274
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Dr. Chun Seow specializes in smooth and skeletal muscle cell physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology. His current research focus is on the mechanical function, ultrastructure, and biochemistry of airway and vascular smooth muscle in health and disease. He is also interested in the mechanical function and structure of isolated lungs from sheep and human donors. His other interests include skeletal muscle mechanics, ATPase cycle associated with the crossbridge cycle, energetics of muscle contraction, and mathematical modeling of muscle structure and function.

Education and Training

  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1984
  • Ph.D. Physiology, University of Manitoba, 1989
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Chicago, 1989-1992
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago, 1992-1996
  • Research Associate, Indiana University, 1996
  • Special Professional Qualifications: Mechanical Engineer

Selected Publications