Christina Ambrosi, PhD

Christina Ambrosi, PhD

Christina Ambrosi received her Ph.D. in the lab of Igor Efimov in 2011. Her research focused on characterizing the atrial arrhythmogenic substrate in terms of both structural and molecular remodeling. More specifically, she explored the use of optical coherence tomography in identifying components of both canine and human hearts and used high-throughput gene expression analyses to explore the roles of age, gender, and disease on molecular electrophysiological targets in the human heart. Additionally, she developed and validated a technique for low voltage defibrillation in a rabbit model of atrial tachyarrhythmias.

She received her B.S./M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in 2004. She subsequently worked for St. Jude Medical as a Technical Service Specialist in the Cardiac Rhythm Management Division and returned to Washington University in 2006 to pursue her Ph.D.

She is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Emilia Entcheva at the George Washington University.

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (2011)
  • B.S./M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (2004)
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