Vinod Ravikumar


I was an undergraduate student at Washington University majoring in Biomedical Engineering. My research focus in the Efimov Lab was to investigate the properties and roles of various ion channels in the heart, specifically in the human ventricle. My previous work has revolved around the activity of Connexin 43 and N cadherin gap junction proteins and studying their inactivation and downregulation during heart failure. I also investigated similar ion channels to see if they exhibit similar characteristics across different animal species.