Qingchu Jin awarded ICM’s 2019-2020 Gakenheimer Fellowship
Qingchu Jin, a PhD candidate in the department of biomedical engineering, is the recipient of the 2019-2020 Gakenheimer Fellowship. The award will support Jin’s research in the lab of ICM Director, Raimond Winslow, Raj and Neera Singh Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
The Gakenheimer Fellowship was established in 2013 by Johns Hopkins Engineering alumnus, David C. Gakenheimer, PhD, who earned his undergraduate engineering degree at The Whiting School of Engineering, followed by a Masters and PhD at the California Institute of Technology. He is the principal developer of the Logion Caries Detector, an image analysis software program used in dental offices. Each year the Gakenheimer Fellowship supports an ICM PhD student whose research aim is to develop and advance heart diagnostic methods.
Jin’s research focuses on utilizing computational models of ventricular myocytes to quantitatively study cellular arrhythmia events: early afterdepolarization and delayed afterdepolarization in a probabilistic perspective, which helps to improve the diagnosis of long QT syndrome.