University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

2256 CBRB
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: 319-335-8954


Adam Rokita M.D. Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Adam G. Rokita, MD, PhD is a postdoctoral research fellow studying the role of CaMKII in tissue remodeling in atrial fibrillation. He joined the lab in June 2011 from Dr. Lars S. Maier´s lab, University of Goettingen in Germany for a two year Fondation Leducq, Transatlantic CaMKII Alliance exchange. Adam has recently recieved a Fondation Leducq, Career Development Award.

Recent Publications

  1. Rokita AG, Anderson ME. New therapeutic targets in cardiology: arrhythmias and Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent kinase II (CaMKII). Circulation. 2012 Oct 23;126(17):2125-39. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.124990. Review. PubMed PMID: 23091085; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3532717.
  2. Wagner S, Rokita AG, Anderson ME, Maier LS. Redox Regulation of Sodium and Calcium Handling. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2012 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22900788.
  3. Rokita AG, Sag CM, Maier LS. [Heart failure. Excitation-contraction couplingand novel therapeutic options]. Herz. 2011 Mar;36(2):94-101. doi:10.1007/s00059-010-3415-2. German. PubMed PMID: 21286671.
  4. Dybkova N, Sedej S, Napolitano C, Neef S, Rokita AG, Hünlich M, Brown JH, Kockskämper J, Priori SG, Pieske B, Maier LS. Overexpression of CaMKIIδc in RyR2R4496C+/- knock-in mice leads to altered intracellular Ca2+ handling and increased mortality. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 Jan 25;57(4):469-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2010.08.639. PubMed PMID: 21251589.

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