Fast, Vladimir G., Ph.D.
1670 University Blvd
Birmingham AL 35294-0019
Ph.D., Biophysics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology,
B.S., M.S.; Physics; Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
BME 210 - Engineering Biology EGR 150 - Computer Methods in Engineering
RESEARCH Optical imaging of electrical and ionic activity in the heart Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias and defibrillation
RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010) Kong W, Ideker RE, Fast VG. Transmural optical measurements of Vm dynamics during long-duration ventricular fibrillation in canine hearts. Heart Rhythm 2009;6:796-802. Bourgeois EB, Fast VG, Collins RL, Gladden JD, Rogers JM. Change in conduction velocity due to fiber curvature in cultured neonatal rat ventricular myocytes. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2009;56:855-61. Radisic M, Fast VG, Sharifov OF, Iyer RK, Park H, Vunjak-Novakovic G. Optical mapping of impulse propagation in engineered cardiac tissue. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009;15:851-60. RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010) “Mechanisms of Defibrillation and Shock-Induced Arrhythmias”. Principal Investigator, NIH. 2009-2013. SERVICE (current) Professional Service Journal Editorial Board: Heart Rhythm