Aaron Koppel


Lab Manager

I oversaw the day-to-day operations in Professor Efimov’s research laboratory. I maintained our IRB and animal protocols, coordinated grant submissions, managed our human heart sample inventory and database, and ensured environmental and safety compliance. Furthermore, I conducted molecular biology experiments and statistical analyses. I now work in research administration, still within GW SEAS.


  • B.A. – Anthropology – Washington University in St. Louis (2007)
Contact Information

Address: ​​

School of Engineering and Applied Science
The George Washington University
​800 22nd Street NW, Suite 2885
Washington DC, 20052

Telephone: (202) 994-7385



Recent Publications
  • Koppel AC, Kiss A, Hindes A, Burnes C, Marmer B, Goldberg G, Blumenberg M, Efimova T. Delayed skin wound repair in proline-rich protein tyrosine kinase 2 knockout mice. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2014 May 15;306(10):C899-909. PubMed PMID: 24598361. [PubMed]
  • Ng FS, Holzem KM, Koppel AC, Janks D, Gordon F, Wit AL, Peters NS, Efimov IR. Adverse remodeling of the electrophysiological response to ischemia-reperfusion in human heart failure is associated with remodeling of metabolic gene expression. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2014 Oct;7(5):875-82. PubMed PMID: 25114062; NIHMSID: NIHMS620663; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4206603. [PubMed]
  • Kiss A, Koppel AC, Anders J, Cataisson C, Yuspa SH, Blumenberg M, Efimova T. Keratinocyte p38δ loss inhibits Ras-induced tumor formation, while systemic p38δ loss enhances skin inflammation in the early phase of chemical carcinogenesis in mouse skin. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Mar 8;PubMed PMID: 25753147. [PubMed]
  • Holzem KM, Gomez JF, Glukhov AV, Madden EJ, Koppel AC, Ewald GA, Trenor B, Efimov IR. Reduced response to IKr blockade and altered hERG1a/1b stoichiometry in human heart failure. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2015 Jun 17. pii: S0022-2828(15)00194-7. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2015.06.008. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26093152; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4683114. [PubMed]
  • Gloschat CR, Koppel AC, Aras KK, Brennan JA, Holzem KM, Efimov IR. Arrhythmogenic and metabolic remodeling of failing human heart. J Physiol. 2016 Mar 28. doi: 10.1113/JP271992. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27019074. [PubMed]