Alexandra Loucks awarded third consecutive Gakenheimer Fellowship
Alexandra Loucks, ICM PhD candidate, is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Institute for Computational Medicine’s Gakenheimer Fellowship for the third year in a row. The award will continue to support Louck’s research in the Computational Cardiology Laboratory of Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of biomedical engineering.
The Gakenheimer Fellowship was established in 2013 by Johns Hopkins Engineering alumnus, David C. Gakenheimer, PhD (MechE ’65) to assist in developing and advancing heart research diagnostic methods such as detecting, classifying and treating heart rhythm disorders, including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
Louck’s research focuses on developing single-cell ventricular myocyte models that will help her uncover the mechanism linking microstructural remodeling to arrhythmias in patients suffering from hear failure.