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Rima Arnaout, MD
M_MED-CARD-CORE
Assistant Professor

555 Mission Bay Blvd South
San Francisco, CA 94158
415-476-6578
Rima.Arnaout@ucsf.edu

Dr. Rima Arnaout is an Assistant Professor in Cardiology. She studies the genetic basis of heart development and disease at the Cardiovascular Research Institute, with a special interest in cardiomyopathy and arrhythmia. Working with Professor Shaun Coughlin, she uses zebrafish to study developmental gene function and to model human disease. She also studies heart disease using human genetics. Her clinical interests include general cardiology, cardiovascular genetics, and multi-modality imaging.

Interests

Cardiovascular Genetic and Genomics, Congenital Heart Disease, General Cardiology, Heart Development, Multi-modality Imaging, Zebrafish

Awarded Grants
Project Title Project Number Fiscal Year
Genetics and Structure of Trabecular Myocardium in Development and Disease K08HL125945 2020
Genetic Analyst of Early Conduction System Development F32HL110489 2013
Recent Articles (9)

Gut P, Reischauer S, Stainier DYR, Arnaout R. LITTLE FISH, BIG DATA: ZEBRAFISH AS A MODEL FOR CARDIOVASCULAR AND METABOLIC DISEASE. Physiol Rev. 2017 Jul 01; 97(3):889-938.

Orr N, Arnaout R, Gula LJ, Spears DA, Leong-Sit P, Li Q, Tarhuni W, Reischauer S, Chauhan VS, Borkovich M, Uppal S, Adler A, Coughlin SR, Stainier DY, Gollob MH. A mutation in the atrial-specific myosin light chain gene (MYL4) causes familial atrial fibrillation. Nat Commun. 2016; 7:11303.

Arnaout R, Reischauer S, Stainier DY. Recovery of adult zebrafish hearts for high-throughput applications. J Vis Exp. 2014; (94).

Reischauer S, Arnaout R, Ramadass R, Stainier DY. Actin binding GFP allows 4D in vivo imaging of myofilament dynamics in the zebrafish heart and the identification of Erbb2 signaling as a remodeling factor of myofibril architecture. Circ Res. 2014 Oct 24; 115(10):845-56.

Arnaout R, Stainier DY. Developmental biology: physics adds a twist to gut looping. Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 25; 21(20):R854-7.

Arnaout R, Thorson A. Late Recognition of Malignant Vasovagal Syncope. Card Electrophysiol Clin. 2010 Jun; 2(2):281-283.

Chi NC, Shaw RM, Jungblut B, Huisken J, Ferrer T, Arnaout R, Scott I, Beis D, Xiao T, Baier H, Jan LY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Stainier DY. Genetic and physiologic dissection of the vertebrate cardiac conduction system. PLoS Biol. 2008 May 13; 6(5):e109.

Arnaout R, Ferrer T, Huisken J, Spitzer K, Stainier DY, Tristani-Firouzi M, Chi NC. Zebrafish model for human long QT syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jul 3; 104(27):11316-21.

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