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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

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Chris updated everyone in the lab on his project
  • Devon gave a presentation over the following article:
    • Wang Y, Kang S, Khan A, Ruttner G, Leigh SY, Murray M, Abeytunge S, Peterson G, Rajadhyaksha M, Dintzis S, Javid S, Liu JT. Quantitative molecular phenotyping with topically applied SERS nanoparticles for intraoperative guidance of breast cancer lumpectomy. Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 16;6:21242. Doi: 10.1038/srep21242. PubMed PMID: 26878888; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4754709.

Papers​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​to​ ​look​ ​out​ ​for​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future:

Dr.Sharon George Is Featured in The Atlantic!

Our own team member, Dr. Sharon George, is featured in The Atlantic! Dr. Sharon George is from India and a recent PhD graduate; The Atlantic  covers her story as she awaits to hear if her visa will be renewed in order to continue working in the United States.  

You can watch the full video and read the full article here: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/523371/visa-uncertainty-star-sci...

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Christian Micille updated the lab team on his successes in his mouse colony!
  • John updated the lab members on his current project
  • Dr. Igor Efimov visited Stockholm last week for the Leducq Foundation Project
  • New team members will join very soon…keep checking back for more news from our new member!

Papers​ ​and​ ​projects​ ​to​ ​look​ ​out​ ​for​ ​in​ ​the​ ​future:

●”Transmural Repolarization” by Bans Boukens

●Purkinje fibers paper by Katherine Holzem

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • Jaclyn​ ​Brennan’s​ ​Presentation​ ​Over​ ​the​ ​Article: 
    • Olivas​ ​A,​ ​Gardner​ ​RT,​ ​Wang​ ​L,​ ​Ripplinger​ ​CM,​ ​Woodward​ ​WR,​ ​Habecker​ ​BA. 

Myocardial​ ​Infarction​ ​Causes​ ​Transient​ ​Cholinergic​ ​Transdifferentiation​ ​of Cardiac​ ​Sympathetic​ ​Nerves​ ​via​ ​gp130.​ ​J​ ​Neurosci.​ ​2016​ ​Jan​ ​13;36(2):479-88. doi:​ ​10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3556-15.2016.​ ​PubMed​ ​PMID:​ ​26758839;​ ​PubMed Central​ ​PMCID:​ ​PMC4710771. 

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

  • The website (efimovlab.org) has new features! You can now see and read about our amazing staff and graduate students, and you will soon be able to read about the undergraduates working in the lab - be on the lookout!
  • Christian Micille updated the lab on some exciting news on his mouse colonies: the lab has a numerous amount of different type of mice ready to be genotyped!

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

Lab Meeting Weekly Update

 

  • Dr. Aras presented updates on his canine AF study. 

  • Dr. Efimov shared an information research video in which a research team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison demonstrates a method for high-resolution optical mapping of the mouse sino-atrial node.

Some of the staff are in the final stages of publishing papers and projects:

  • Chaoyi Kang's IKs/IKr paper

Medical Technology of the Future

We are excited to announce the publication of our latest work in Nature Biomedical Engineering. In collaboration with the John Rogers' Lab, we validated their novel electrode design by simultaneously recording while collecting optically mapping images in an in-vitro Langendorff perfused rabbit heart. This device platform overcomes issues associated with chronic implantation of metal oxide electrodes (e.g. intrusion of biofluids into underlying electronics and current leakage).

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