Bender Russo


I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in biomedical engineering and a student-athlete on the men’s water polo team.


I joined the Efimov Lab in May 2020.  Because of DC’s protocals for COVID-19, I was only able to participate in the weekly meetings virtually. 


In March 2021, I started working in the lab with Rose Yin. 


This summer, I am in the lab full time.  I assist in research projects relating to implantable devices and conformal electronics.  My duties include developing and conducting immunohistochemistry staining and analysis, performing echocardiography and analysis, assisting surgeons in performing cardiac implantation procedures, and assisting in tissue preparation and optical mapping experiments.