Editorial Boards: Circulation Research, American Journal of Physiology – Heart & Circ Physiol, PLOS One, Frontiers in Physiology, Drug Discovery Today: Disease Models, ISRN Physiology, and Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
Active Reviewer: American Journal of Cardiology, American Journal of Physiology, Basic Research in Cardiology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Circulation Research, Circulation, Hypertension, Heart Rhythm Journal, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, Molecular Therapy, Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, PLOS One
National Institutes of Health
June 2009 NIH NHLBI ARRA Study Section in IPS-cell models for inherited arrhythmia syndromes
May 2010 NIH NHLBI review branch – PPG study section.
Sep 2010 NIH NHLBI review branch – PPG study section.
May 2011 NIH NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel: Cardiac Electrophysiology.
June 2011 NIH NHLBI Electrical Signaling, Transport and Arrhythmias (ESTA) Study Section.
Jan 2012 NIH NHLBI Review Branch: PPG on human IPS models of inherited arrhythmias.
NIH NHLBI CSR: Permanent member of ESTA: July 2012 – June 2018
Oct 2013 NIH NHLBI Review Branch: Program Project Grant.
Oct 2013 Chairperson, NIH Special Emphasis Panel, ZRG1 CVRS-M-02.
Oct 2014 Vice-Chair, ESTA Study Section.
Jun 2015 Vice-Chair, ESTA Study Section.
Feb 2018 NIH NHLBI Review Branch: Program Project Grant.
May 2018 NIH NHLBI Review Branch: Program Project Grant.
American Heart Association
2007-prsnt Member of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology BSC1 Peer Review Committee
2014 Co-chair of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology BSC1 Peer Review Committee
2013 Member of the AHA Founders Affiliate Research Committee
2015 Co-chair of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology BSC1 Peer Review Committee
2016 Chair of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology BSC1 Peer Review Committee
2017 Chair of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology BSC1 Peer Review Committee
2017 Member of the AHA Founders Research Task Force
2018 Chair of the AHA Cardiac Electrophysiology Peer Review Committee for Fellowships
Recent AHA & HRS Activity
Invited Speaker or Chair at the Heart Rhythm Society for years:
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018
Invited speaker or Chair at the American Heart Association for years:
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
Selected Awards at various career stages
1998 Young investigator award finalist, 2nd prize, American Federation of Medical Research & Central Society for Clinical Research. “Unique topographical distribution of M-cells underlies reentrant mechanism of torsade de pointes.” Chicago, IL.
2005 1st prize winner of the 2005 American Heart Association’s Melvin L Marcus Young Investigator Award in cardiovascular science for work entitled: “The mitochondrial Origin of Post-Ischemic Arrhythmias”
2006 Winner and 1st co-author of the 2005 Best Paper Award in Circulation for the manuscript: “Functional integration of electrically active cardiac derivatives from genetically engineered human embryonic stem cells with quiescent recipient ventricular cardiomyocytes: insights into the development of cell-based pacemakers”. Presented at the American Heart Association Meeting, Chicago IL, 11/2006
2007 Author of the manuscript “Bioartificial sinus node constructed via in vivo gene transfer of an engineered pacemaker HCN Channel reduces the dependence on electronic pacemaker in a sick-sinus syndrome model”, which was selected as a “2006-2007 Groundbreaking study in Cardiovascular Medicine” by the editors of Circulation.
2008 Awarded AHA SDG 0830126N
2009 Irma T. Hirschl and Monique Well Caulier Investigator Award
2009 Awarded R01 HL091923
2012 Keynote talk, Saudi Heart Rhythm Society Meeting
2012 NIH NHLBI CSR: Permanent member of ESTA: July 2012 – June 2018
2013 Awarded AHA 13GRNT17000046
2013 Awarded 1R21 HL114378
2013 Member of the AHA Founders Research Committee (2013-2017)
2014 Awarded 1R01 HL119046
2016 Awarded 1R21 AG954211
2016 Awarded 1R01 HL137259
2017 Mentor to Lukas Motloch, Heart Rhythm Society’s Best of Early Career Physician Abstract
2017 Elected member of the AHA Founders Research Task Force
2018 Mentor to Benjamin Strauss, Heart Rhythm Society Young Investigator Award Finalist