News: Trainee Highlight

Lindsay Clegg awarded a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship


Lindsay Clegg, a predoctoral student and member of the Mac Gabhann lab who is working to develop computational models of growth factor diffusion, ligand-receptor interactions, trafficking, and activation, has been awarded a National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship provides full tuition and fees as well as a generous monthly stipend […]

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Research from Dr. Trayanova’s lab published in Nature Communications and featured on JHU News site


Dr. Natalia Trayanova, Murray B. Sachs Professor of Biomedical Engineering and member of the Institute for Computational Medicine was featured in a recent news release on the Johns Hopkins University News website. The article, entitled “Researchers Aim to Use Light—Not Electric Jolts—to Restore Healthy Heartbeats” was released on August 28 along with publication of the […]

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Hermenegild Arevalo as finalist for Young Investigator Competition at ICE 2013


Hermenegild Arevalo, a PhD student in the lab of Dr. Natalia Trayanova, was chosen as one of the finalists in the Young Investigator Competition at the 2013 International Congress on Electrocardiology held in Glasgow, Scotland from August 7-10. This honor is an amazing achievement for Hermenegild, who was competing against applicants from all over the […]

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Sabato Santaniello receives 2 year $150k award from National Science Foundation


Sabato Santaniello, a scientist in the lab of Dr. Sridevi Sarma, Assistant Professor at the Institute for Computational Medicine, recently received an award of $150K for 2 years from the National Science Foundation. The award, which is part of the NSF’s “Energy, Power, and Adaptive Systems” program is entitled “EAGER: Modeling Network Dynamics in the […]

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BME Transition Generator receives $150,000 from JHU PII


A proposal put forth by two BME students, Iraj Hosseini, a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Institute for Computational Medicine lab of Dr. Feilim Mac Gabhann, and Shiva Razavi, co-president of the BME PhD Council, was awarded $150,000 from the Office of the Provost, as part of its PhD Innovation Initiative (PII) to support […]

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Computational Simulation of Beating Human Heart Run on Sequoia Supercomputer


The Cardioid code divides the heart into a large number of manageable pieces, or subdomains. The development team used two approaches, called Voronoi (left) and grid (right), to break the enormous computing challenge into much smaller individual tasks. A November 14 article in ISGTW (The International Science Grid this Week) highlighted recent work carried out […]

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Karchin Lab releases first module of educational video games for high schools


The Karchin Lab at the Institute for Computational Medicine, Johns Hopkins University recently released the first of a suite of educational video games developed with outreach support from the National Science Foundation. The BioHazards project “allows students and science enthusiasts to prevent and cure diseases in a virtual, gaming environment. [BioHazards] is focused on the development […]

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JMCC selects ICM paper for Virtual Special Issue on Calcium


A paper by Yasmin Hashambhoy, Joseph Greenstein, and Raimond Winslow has been selected for inclusion in a Virtual Special Issue of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology on Calcium “enclosing a selection of outstanding contributions on the topic published over the past two years”. The paper selected is “Role of CaMKII in RyR leak, […]

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Research on a new technology in Trayanova lab highlighted by Heart Rhythm editorial


A new article in the journal Heart Rhythm entitled “Mapping of cardiac electrical activation with electromechanical wave imaging: An in silico–in vivo reciprocity study” from Trayanova lab was highlighted by an editorial. The goal of the research in the published article was to model ultrasound electromechanical wave imaging in the heart using an anatomically realistic […]

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