Curriculum Vitae

Postdoctoral Scientist: Dr. Fleur Mason

Contact details

    Dr. Fleur Mason
    Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
    University Medical Center Goettingen,
    Robert-Koch-Str. 40, 37075 Goettingen

    Tel: +49 (0) 551 39-63655
    Fax: +49 (0) 551 39-5699
    E-mail: fleur.mason[at]


2013 PhD
Institute of Cardiovascular Research, University of Manchester, UK.
Supervisors: Prof. Andrew Trafford, Prof. David Eisner
2005 BA(Hons)
University of Oxford, UK

Academic Career

2017 - Postdoctoral Scientist
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology,
University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
2013 - 2016 Postdoctoral Scientist
Heart Research Center Göttingen, University of Göttingen, Germany
2007 - 2009 Research Assistant
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK
2001 - 2002 Research Technician
Department of Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK

Fellowships, Awards and Honours

2015 Travel Award, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2015, London, UK
2011 Travel Award, 35th Annual Meeting of the European Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology, Oslo, Norway

Society Memberships

Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Member of the Working Group on Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology (EWGCCE)
Member of the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK)

Selected Publications

Vettel C, Lindner M, Dewenter M, Lorenz K, Schanbacher C, Riedel M, Lämmle S, Meinecke S, Mason FE, Sossalla S, Geerts A, Hoffmann M, Wunder F, Brunner FJ, Wieland T, Mehel H, Karam S, Lechêne P, Leroy J, Vandecasteele G, Wagner M, Fischmeister R, El-Armouche A. Phosphodiesterase 2 protects against catecholamine-induced arrhythmia and preserves contractile function after myocardial infarction. Circ Res. 2017 120(1):120-132. [PubMed]
Mason FE, Sossalla S. The significance of the late Na+ current for arrhythmia induction and the therapeutic antiarrhythmic potential of ranolazine. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2016 (Epub ahead of print). [PubMed]
Hartmann N*, Mason FE*, Braun I, Pabel S, Voigt N, Schotola H, Fischer TH, Dobrev D, Danner BC, RennerA, Gummert J, Belardinelli L, Frey N, Maier LS, Hasenfuss G, Sossalla S. The combined effects of ranolazine and dronedarone on human atrial and ventricular electrophysiology. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2016 94:95-106. *equal contribution [PubMed]
Fischer TH, Herting J, Mason FE, Hartmann N, Watanabe S, Nikolaev VO, Sprenger JU, Fan P, Yao L, Popov AF, Danner BC, Schöndube F, Belardinelli L, Hasenfuss G, Maier LS, Sossalla S. Late INa increases diastolic SR-Ca2+-leak in atrial myocardium by activating PKA and CAMKII. Cardiovasc Res. 2015 107(1):184-96. [PubMed]
Iribe G, Ward CW, Camelliti P, Bollensdorff C, Mason F, Burton RA, Garny A, Morphew MK, Hoenger A, Lederer WJ, Kohl P. Axial stretch of rat single ventricular cardiomyocytes causes an acute and transient increase in Ca2+ spark rate. Circ Res. 2009 104(6):787-95. [PubMed]