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Lab Meeting Weekly Update

·       Dr. Efimov has been traveling within the past two weeks, and he discussed with the lab his trips! First, he went to Japan to attend a conference, and then he traveled to Russia also to attend a conference.

·       Dr. Aras updated the lab on the John Rogers lab and Waldo lab collaborations.

·       Brianna, Sofian, and Dr. George will be attending the 7th NHLBI Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Symposium this week, and Brianna and Sofian will be presenting their research.

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Last week, Dr. Efimov attended the American Heart Association Scientific Session in Portland, Oregon and informed the lab on the several talks he attended.
  • We have a new student in our lab! Valerie from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is joining us, and we look forward to her time at the lab.

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Last week, Dr. Efimov and some lab team members had a meeting with Dr. Kabanov and his team member from UNC to discuss future collaborations!
  • Dr. Kedar Aras updated the lab on his Human LV Wedge project where he is trying to characterize arrhythmia in the wedge
  • Jaclyn Brennan updated the lab on the progress of the upcoming JOVE paper that several of our lab members are working on

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Dr. Efimov attended last week the Gordon Research Conference on Nanotechnology and shared information he learned with the rest of the lab team!
  • Dr. Efimov shared information on the website called Bitesize Bio which is a website containing numerous webinars - check Dr. Efimov on a Optocardiography: Optical Imaging of Cardiac Physiology webinar on July 20th!
  • Jaclyn Brennan updated the lab team on her Beta Stimulation on LV Slices project
  • We also welcome Christian Miccile as our new lab manager!

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Dr. Efimov just returned from Boston where he attended the Broadview Ventures conference.
  • Aaron Koppel, our lab manager, is leaving our lab to go work at a new position at GW, so he will not be too far from us! Christian Miccile, our soon new lab manager, and Kedar Aras will be stepping up to fill in Aaron’s position.
  • Rosa Araiza presented an article that recently came out titled “Unexpected mutations after CRISPR/CAS9 editing in vivo”.

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Our team will be submitting two NIH grants this week
  • Each lab member presented to the entire lab team his or her goals for the summer and fall
    • Lily Al Dammad plans to work with Dr. Geroge to study the effects of cancer drugs on the heart and will learn about AutoCAD and western blot techniques.
    • Rosa Araiza will perform research on LQT Syndrome, learn techniques about the microelectrode array system, the sharp microelectrode process, and optical mapping, and will teach some of the mentioned techniques to other lab members.

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Our team is very busy writing and submitting grant proposals!

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

  • Capacitive electrodes project by Chris Gloschat and Hui Fang
  • A book chapter about conformal electronics by Kedar Aras and Udi Nussinovich
  • Gender differences in metabolic gene expression by Aaron Koppel
  • Clinical CLARITY paper by Katherine Holzem and the Dirsseroth lab

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • This week, Bas Boukens and his team are here all the way from Amsterdam to visit our lab!
  • Some of our team members are working on grant proposals including NIH R01 proposals
  • Last week, Dr. Efimov attended the Heart Rhythm Society Conference. The link to the conference can be found at: http://www.hrssessions.org/Events/2017/Heart-Rhythm-2017-Chicago-Illinois
  • Our undergraduates, Breanna and Sofian, updated the lab on their 3D Printed Optical Mapping System Project

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