Beixin (Julie) He

Mentor: Mark E. Anderson, MD, PhD

Year Entered Into Program: 2005 (MSTP), 2007 (PhD Program)

PhD Institution: University of Iowa, 2012 (MD, PhD)


  • Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Research Description

The Role of Calcium/calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase II (CaMKII) and Cellular Redox Balance in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


  • Recipient, Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2012
  • Endocrine Society Travel Award, 2009


  1. Joiner ML, Koval OM, Li J, He BJ, Allamargot C, Gao Z, Luczak ED, Hall DD, Fink BD, Chen B, Yang J, Moore SA, Scholz TD, Strack S, Mohler PJ, Sivitz WI, Song LS, Anderson ME.: CaMKII determines mitochondrial stress responses in heart. Nature 491(7423):269-73, 2012.  PMCID: PMC3471377
  2. He BJ, Joiner ML, Singh MV, Luczak ED, Swaminathan PD, Koval OM, Kutschke W, Allamargot C, Yang J, Guan X, Zimmerman K, Grumbach IM, Weiss RM, Spitz DR, Sigmund CD, Blankesteijn WM, Heymans S, Mohler PJ, Anderson ME.: Oxidation of CaMKII determines the cardiotoxic effects of aldosterone. Nat Med 17(12):1610-8, 2011.  PMCID: PMC3332099
  3. Swaminathan PD, Purohit A, Soni S, Voigt N, Singh MV, Glukhov AV, Gao Z, He BJ, Luczak ED, Joiner ML, Kutschke W, Yang J, Donahue JK, Weiss RM, Grumbach IM, Ogawa M, Chen PS, Efimov I, Dobrev D, Mohler PJ, Hund TJ, Anderson ME.: Oxidized CaMKII causes cardiac sinus node dysfunction in mice. J Clin Invest 121(8);3277-88, 2011.  PMCID: PMC3223923
  4. Erickson JR, He BJ, Grumbach IM, Anderson ME.: CaMKII in the cardiovascular system: sensing redox states. Physiol Rev 91(3):889-915, 2011.  PMCID: PMC3732780

Awards since graduating the U of IA

  • Institutional Research Service Award in Molecular and Cellular Basis of Cardiovascular Disease (T32 HL007731), NIH/NHLBI, University of California San Francisco, 2018-present
  • Fellows in Training Travel Award to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions, 2016