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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

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

  • Song Zhang will be visiting the lab within the following week in order to possibly buy a new, exciting lab camera!
  • Dr. Aras continued to give updates on his rabbit heart study, which involves cardiac mechanics and optical mapping.
  • Devon Guerrelli gave updates on her CLARITY study.

Papers and projects to look out for in the future:

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