News: Student Highlight

Hermenegild Arevalo awarded a predoctoral NRS Award


Hermenegild Arevalo, a PhD candidate in Dr. Trayanova’s lab, has been awarded a predoctoral National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NHLBI for the project “Image-based models that predict arrhythmia morphology in post-infarction hearts”. The fellowship is for 3 years, starting January 2010. The goal of the project is to examine the ventricular tachycardia reentrant pattern […]

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ICM Graduate Student An-Chi Wei receives “BMES Student Travel Award”


ICM Graduate Student An-Chi Wei has received the “BMES Student Travel Award” for the Annual Meeting of Biomedical Engineering Society. She will be presenting her poster “Modeling and Experimental Studies of Mitochondrial Energetics and Ion Dynamics” in the “Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology” track. The conference is being held this year October 7-10 in Pittsburgh, […]

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Computational process zeroes in on top genetic cancer suspects


ICM Faculty Dr. Rachel Karchin and and Ph.D. Graduate Student Hannah Carter have been featured in the JHU Gazette for their work published in the August 15 issue of Cancer Research. “Johns Hopkins engineers have devised innovative computer software that can sift through hundreds of genetic mutations and highlight the DNA changes that are most […]

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Two Hopkins BME Undergraduates win JHU PURA Awards


Carolyn J. Park and BaoLuo Sun have been selected to receive the Summer 2009 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award. Carolyn and Baoluo will work with ICM faculty Drs. Natalia Trayanova and Raimond Winslow, respectively. Their projects were chosen by a faculty selection committee from a large group of outstanding proposals. The PURA program affords Johns Hopkins […]

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Grace Tan receives 2008 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award


Grace Tan is the recipient of one of the 2008 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards. She will give a presentation discussing her research on Thursday, April 9, in the Glass Pavilion. Grace’s project involved studying life-threatening irregular beats in patients with a common condition called heart failure. She worked with Drs. Trayanova and Winslow. To learn […]

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Grace Tan receives first prize in competition at Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmias Mechanisms


Grace Tan, a senior in the BME undergraduate program, received first prize (tissue-level category) in the trainee poster competition at the Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmias Mechanisms, held in Il Ciocco, Barga, Italy, Feb. 15-20, 2009. Grace was the *only* undergraduate student participant in this conference (out of 160 participants). The trainee competition included […]

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Debattama Sen named semi-finalist in Intel Science competition


Debattama Sen, a Montgomery Blair high school senior working with Dr. Rachel Karchin, has been named a semi-finalist in the 2009 Intel Science Talent Search competition by the Society for Science & the Public. Her project is “Agent-based simulation of PI3K/Akt pathway activation in breast cancer”.

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Lukas Rantner receives DOC fellowship award


Lukas Rantner, a PhD student with Natalia Trayanova, received the prestigious DOC fellowship award from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. This is a 2-year fellowship awarded to “highly qualified doctoral students, irrespective of their research area”. This highly competitive fellowship is awarded based on international peer review of the applicant’s detailed research proposal.

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Dr. Tilak Ratnanather and Shane Steinert-Threlkeld awarded fellowship


Congratulations to Dr. Tilak Ratnanather and undergraduate Mathematics/Philosophy student Shane Steinert-Threlkeld. They were awarded a Technology Fellowship from the Center for Educational Resources. They will be developing an on-line course titled “Introduction to Mathematical Methods for Computational Medicine”. The project carries an award of $4,000 for Shane, and $1,000 to Dr. Ratnanather.

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Congratulations to this year’s Raj and Neera Singh Undergraduate Fellows!


Grace Tan will be mentored by Dr. Natalia Trayanova. Her project will focus on using a computational model of a three-dimensional cardiac tissue wedge to study how structural and biophysical remodeling that occurs in heart failure influences vulnerability of the heart to arrhythmic wave patterns . Grace is a rising junior in the Biomedical Engineering […]

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