Welcome to the new web-site of the Efimov laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. We are located in the heart of the United States capital, just few blocks from the White House. All these pictures were taken within a short walk from our laboratory.
Our laboratory was born in 1994 in the Department of Cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2000 we moved to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and in 2004 to Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After 11 exciting years in St. Louis, we moved in 2015 to the George Washington University located at the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, DC.
Our laboratory is focussed on basic and translational research of the mechanisms of cardiac disease, especially heart rhythm disorders, which claim 300,000-400,000 lives annually in the United States alone. Our research has led to founding innovative startup company Cardialen, which aims to develop low energy electrotherapy for atrial and ventricular fibrillation, the primary causes of mortality, morbidity and low life quality in the industrialized world.
If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate students, postdoc or research scientist, please contact us!