The Ellinor lab is located in the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. 


The goal of our lab is to use genetics to elucidate the molecular basis underlying abnormalities of the heart rhythm and heart function. Our primary research focus has been on atrial fibrillation, a common arrhythmia affecting over 3 million Americans. To identify novel pathways for atrial fibrillation we are using a broad range of techniques including population genetics, cardiac electrophysiology, and animal models of arrhythmias.