Birce Onal


I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Computer Science. While I worked in Dr. Efimov’s lab, I extracted mRNA samples from human heart tissue for statistical analysis of gene expression among male and female hearts. I also contributed to a continually evolving program and user manual for analyzing optical mapping data, and built a graphical user interface for sensitivity analysis of a cardiac action potential model. Dr. Efimov was my senior design mentor for my group’s project, “A Portable Electrocardiographic Impedance Tomography Imaging Device.” I am now at Ohio State University working towards a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on cardiac cell excitability.