DIPLA, Konstantina

Associate Professor
Cellular Function and Exercise
Office hours for students: 
Monday 12:30-14:00 & Tuesday 13:00-14:30
  • Post Doctoral in Cardiac Physiology (emphasis on cellular functions, cardiac myocyte hypertrophy and atrophy in health and disease) Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA (1998).
  • Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology (emphasis on cellular functions and exercise; calcium homoestasis in cardiac hypertrophy and atrophy - Laboratory of cardiac cellular physiology), Department of Physical Education, College of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia PA, USA (1997).
  • B.Sc. School of Physical Education and Sports Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1988).
Research Interests: 
  • Mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy in health and disease
  • Cardiomyocyte functional studies
  • Calcium signaling pathways in cardiac myocytes (fluoresence microscopy)
  • Left-ventricular Assist devices and cardiac myocyte function
  • Exercise and cardiovascular adaptations in the general population and in patients with chronic diseases (heart failure, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes)
  • Autonomic nervous system function, metaboreflex, and baroreceptor sensitivity.
Indicative Publications: 
  • Dipla K, Zafeiridis A, Koidou I, Geladas N, Vrabas IS. Altered hemodynamic regulation and reflex control during exercise and recovery in obese boys. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Dec;299(6):H2090-6.
  • Dipla K, Mattiello JA, Margulies KB, Jeevanandam V, Houser SR. The sarcoplasmic reticulum and the Na+/Ca2+ exchanger both contribute to the Ca2+ transient of failing human ventricular myocytes. Circ Res. 1999 Mar 5;84(4):435-44.
  • Dipla K, Mattiello JA, Jeevanandam V, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Myocyte recovery after mechanical circulatory support in humans with end-stage heart failure. Circulation. 1998 Jun 16;97(23):2316-22.
  • Crabbe DL, Dipla K, Ambati S, Zafeiridis A, Gaughan JP, Houser SR, Margulies KB. Gender differences in post-infarction hypertrophy in end-stage failing hearts. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2003 Jan 15;41(2):300-6.
  • Dipla K, Makri M, Zafeiridis A, Soulas D, Tsalouhidou S, Mougios V, Kellis S. An isoenergetic high-protein, moderate-fat diet does not compromise strength and fatigue during resistance exercise in women. Br J Nutr. 2008 Aug;100(2):283-6.

Current research projects

# 4459.01 - Development of exercise programs for disease prevention and rehabilitation of chronic diseases (Ministry of health -funded by the EU)



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