Associate Professor
Volker Hall
VH B126
1670 University Blvd

Birmingham AL
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(205) 975-2119
(205) 975-4720

Miscellaneous Information


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