Professor Bruce Henry Smaill

BE BSc(Hons) Cant., DIC PhD Lond.

Biography

Professor Bruce Smaill is a Principal Investigator in the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, and a long-standing member of the Department of Physiology.
 

Research | Current

Professor Bruce Smaill is interested in the muscular architecture of the heart and how this affects electrical and mechanical function in normal and diseased hearts.

His research with colleagues in Auckland has been influential in the field. It combines structural imaging, experimental studies and computer modelling, and involves a team of physiologists, bioengineers and clinicians.
 

Research links

Postgraduate supervision

PhD

  • Jesse Ashton, Neural architecture in the right atrium and its role in the development and maintenance of atrial arrhythmias in heart disease
  • Prashanna Khwaounjoo, Fibrosis and sudden cardiac death
  • Shu Meng, Characterising substrates for persistent atria fibrillation
  • Girish Ramlugun, Characterization of Fibrosis and Its Functional Role in Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
  • Sally Rutherford, Structure and electrical propagation in the border zone of a healed myocardial infarct
  • Belvin Thomas, Computer modeling of persistent atrial fibrillation BTHO733
     

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Ashton, J. L., Argent, L., Smith, J. E. G., Jin, S., Sands, G. B., Smaill, B. H., & Montgomery, J. M. (2020). Evidence of structural and functional plasticity occurring within the intracardiac nervous system of spontaneously hypertensive rats. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 318 (6), H1387-H1400. 10.1152/ajpheart.00020.2020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jesse Ashton, Liam Argent, Gregory Sands, Johanna Montgomery
  • Trew, M. L., Engelman, Z. J., Caldwell, B. J., Lever, N. A., LeGrice, I. J., & Smaill, B. H. (2019). Cardiac intramural electrical mapping reveals focal delays but no conduction velocity slowing in the peri-infarct region. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, 317 (4), H743-H753. 10.1152/ajpheart.00154.2019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Trew, Nigel Lever, Ian LeGrice
  • Ashton, J. L., Trew, M. L., LeGrice, I. J., Paterson, D. J., Paton, J. F., Gillis, A. M., & Smaill, B. H. (2019). Shift of leading pacemaker site during reflex vagal stimulation and altered electrical source-to-sink balance. The Journal of physiology, 597 (13), 3297-3313. 10.1113/jp276876
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jesse Ashton, Julian Paton, Mark Trew, Ian LeGrice
  • Vigneshwaran, V., Sands, G. B., LeGrice, I. J., Smaill, B. H., & Smith, N. P. (2019). Reconstruction of coronary circulation networks: A review of methods. Microcirculation (New York, N.Y. : 1994), 26 (5)10.1111/micc.12542
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nic Smith, Gregory Sands, Ian LeGrice
  • Ramlugun, G. S., Zhao, J., Sands, G. B., Le Grice, I. J., & Smaill, B. H. (2019). Progression of Atrial Electrical Dysfunction in Hypertensive Heart Disease. Paper presented at Heart Rhythm 40th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA. 8 May - 11 May 2019. Heart Rhythm. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.04.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gregory Sands, Ian LeGrice
  • Ashton, J. L., Sands, G. B., Khwaounjoo, P., Ramlugun, G. S., Trew, M. L., Walton, R. D., ... Smaill, B. H. (2019). Cellular Electrical Coupling in the Human Heart: An Image-Based Analysis Pipeline. Paper presented at Heart Rhythm 40th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA. 8 May - 11 May 2019. Heart Rhythm. 10.1016/j.hrthm.2019.04.020
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Gregory Sands, Jesse Ashton, Mark Trew, David Baddeley
  • Trew, M. L., Caldwell, B. J., & Smaill, B. H. (2018). Quantitative descriptions of extended volume cardiac tissue architecture from multiple large hearts. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual International Conference, 2018, 616-619. 10.1109/embc.2018.8512309
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Trew
  • Fu, X., Liu, T., Xiong, Z., Smaill, B. H., Stiles, M. K., & Zhao, J. (2018). Segmentation of histological images and fibrosis identification with a convolutional neural network. Computers in biology and medicine, 98, 147-158. 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2018.05.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jichao Zhao, Zhaohan Xiong

Contact details

Primary office location

AUCKLAND BIOENGINEERING HOUSE - Bldg 439
Level 1, Room 133
70 SYMONDS ST
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand