Sharon George, PhD

Sharon George, PhD

Postdoctoral Scientist


  • B.E. - Biomedical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India (2007-2011)
  • PhD - Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (2011-2016)
  • Postodoctoral Scientist, The George Washington University (2016 - Present)
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Contact information

Department of Biomedical EngineeringThe George Washington UniversityScience and Engineering Hall800 22nd Street NW Rm 5100Washington DC, 20052Email:


  • American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship
  • Paul E Torgersen Research Excellence Award
  • VTCRI Medical Research Scholar
  • David W Francis and Lillian Francis Scholarship 

Recent publications

  • Sharon A George, Katherine J Sciuto, Joyce Lin, Mohammed Salama, James Keener, Robert G Gourdie, Steven Poelzing. Extracellular Sodium and Potassium Levels Modulate Cardiac Conduction in Mice Heterozygous Null for the Connexin43 Gene. Pflugers Archiv – European Journal of Physiology, 2015. PMID: 25771952.
  • Sharon A George, Steven Poelzing. Cardiac Conduction in Isolated Hearts of Genetically Modified Mice - Connexin43 and Salts. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 2015. PMID: 26627143
  • Michael Entz II, Sharon A George, Michael J Zeitz, Tristan Raisch, James W Smyth, Steven Poelzing. Heart Rate and Extracellular Sodium and Potassium Modulation of Gap Junction Mediated Conduction in Guinea Pigs. Front Physiol, 2016. PMID: 26869934
  • Sharon A George, Mohammad Bonakdar, Michael Zeitz, Rafael V Davalos, James W Smyth, Steven Poelzing. Extracellular Sodium dependence of the Conduction Velocity – Calcium Relationship: Evidence of Ephaptic Self-attenuation. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 2016. PMID: 26945081