Dr Jichao Zhao

BSc MSc Northerneastern (China), PhD W.Ont

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Senior Research Fellow


After completing a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Computational Mathematics at the Northeastern University, China, Jichao obtained a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Jichao then worked one year in INRIA, France as a postdoctoral fellow. In September of 2007, Jichao joined the Auckland Bioengineering Institute as a Research Fellow.

Research | Current

Current research interests

  • Computer models of atria
  • Atrial mapping study
  • Atrial electrogram analysis
  • Patient specific models of atria
  • Sino-atrial node structure

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Postgraduate supervision

2014- Mr Girish Ramlugun

2013- Mr Belvin Thomas

2012- Ms Shu Meng


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Pathik, B., Kalman, J. M., Walters, T., Kuklik, P., Zhao, J., Madry, A., ... Lee, G. (2017). Absence of Rotational Activity Detected Using Two-Dimensional Phase Mapping In Corresponding Three-Dimensional Phase Maps In Human Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. Heart rhythm10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.09.010
  • Pathik, B., Kalman, J. M., Walters, T., Kuklik, P., Zhao, J., Madry, A., ... Lee, G. (2017). Transient Rotor Activity During Prolonged Three-Dimensional Phase Mapping in Human Persistent Atrial Fibrillation. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology10.1016/j.jacep.2017.06.005
  • Zhao, J., Hansen, B. J., Wang, Y., Csepe, T. A., Sul, L. V., Tang, A., ... Powell, K. A. (2017). Three-dimensional Integrated Functional, Structural, and Computational Mapping to Define the Structural "Fingerprints" of Heart-Specific Atrial Fibrillation Drivers in Human Heart Ex Vivo. Journal of the American Heart Association, 6 (8).10.1161/jaha.117.005922
  • Stephenson, R. S., Atkinson, A., Kottas, P., Perde, F., Jafarzadeh, F., Bateman, M., ... Anderson, R. H. (2017). High resolution 3-Dimensional imaging of the human cardiac conduction system from microanatomy to mathematical modeling. Scientific Reports, 7 (1)10.1038/s41598-017-07694-8
  • Li, N., Hansen, B. J., Csepe, T. A., Zhao, J., Ignozzi, A. J., Sul, L. V., ... Biesiadecki, B. J. (2017). Redundant and diverse intranodal pacemakers and conduction pathways protect the human sinoatrial node from failure. Science translational medicine, 9 (400).10.1126/scitranslmed.aam5607
  • Hansen, B. J., Zhao, J., & Fedorov, V. V. (2017). Fibrosis and Atrial Fibrillation: Computerized and Optical Mapping: A View Into the Human Atria at Submillimeter Resolution. JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology, 3 (6), 531-546. 10.1016/j.jacep.2017.05.002
  • Csepe, T. A., Zhao, J., Sul, L. V., Wang, Y., Hansen, B. J., Li, N., ... Kilic, A. (2017). Novel application of 3D contrast-enhanced CMR to define fibrotic structure of the human sinoatrial node in vivo. European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging10.1093/ehjci/jew304
  • Fu, H., Li, G., Liu, C., Li, J., Cheng, L., Yang, W., ... Liu, T. (2016). Probucol prevents atrial ion channel remodeling in an alloxan-induced diabetes rabbit model. Oncotarget, 7 (51), 83850-83858. 10.18632/oncotarget.13339
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32076


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Primary location

Level 6, Room 639
New Zealand

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