Dr. Efimov receives $3.6m AHA grant and an NIH sub-contract

June 4, 2019

Dr. Igor Efimov has received two new grants. He is the principal investigator on a four-year, $3.6 million grant from the American Heart Association for the project “Targeting intracellular calcium leak for ventricular arrhythmia prevention in structural heart disease.” He will work with principal investigators Drs. B. Knollmann and W. Stevenson (Vanderbilt University), and his part of the award is $977,128. In addition, he received a two-year sub-contract on the NIH grant “Comprehensive Structural and Functional Mapping of the Mammalian Cardiac Nervous System.” His budget for this collaborative project with UCLA is approximately $540,000.