Grainne McLoughlin, PhD

Dr. McLoughlin is a Senior Lecturer of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. She is a recognized expert in computational neuroscience, EEG and mobile EEG. She has multiple publications, including those reporting some of her ground-breaking studies on ADHD and the Autism spectrum.

Xiaolei Xu, PhD

Dr. Xu is a Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a long-standing interest in applying genetic model organisms to the study of cardiovascular diseases.

He started working with the zebrafish model after joining Dr. Mark Fishman’s group as a post-doc in 1998, when he identified a group of titin mutants, which was considered the first zebrafish embryonic model of cardiomyopathy. Since 2004, he has continued to study titin and other sarcomere genes in his own lab at the Mayo Clinic, and has played a leading role in establishing zebrafish as a model for genetic studies of sarcomere assembly.

Having recognized the limitations associated with the embryonic models, he decided to shift his research focus towards developing adult zebrafish models of cardiac diseases. His program generated the first acquired zebrafish models of cardiomyopathy, and successfully developed a mutagenesis screen-based strategy that can be used to systematically identify genetic modifiers for cardiomyopathy.

In brief, with over 20 years of experience working with zebrafish, Dr. Xu is a world-renowned expert in zebrafish genetics.

Honchi Lee, MD PhD

Dr. Lee is a Professor of Medicine as well as a Physician at Mayo Clinic. He has 40 years of precious experience working in cardiovascular medicine. He has been a board-certified cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist for more than 20 years and has treated thousands of patients with atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as hypertensive and ischemic heart disease.

The priority of his research program is to employ cutting-edge technologies to investigate novel mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases. His program employs well-established patch clamp and electrophysiological techniques, coupled with cellular, biochemical, proteomics, molecular, and vascular physiological approaches and a wide range of novel technologies to study cardiovascular regulation. Recent efforts include examining the role of microRNA, autoimmunity, oxidative stress, signal transduction, and membrane microdomain targeting on the regulation of cardiovascular physiology.

Nikil Dutt, PhD

Dr. Dutt is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UC Irvine. He leads the Dutt Research Group whose focus is on:

  • developing robust hardware and software platforms for embedded computing systems
  • developing large-scale, neurobiologically realistic brain simulation frameworks
  • enabling the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in the domain of healthcare and personalized medicine.

A recent research thrust is focused on leveraging emerging IoT technologies to facilitate delivery of quality healthcare.

He recently collaborated with Dr. Cao for a Health IoT project to promote fetal and maternal care.

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