Vincenzo Macri, PhD
Vincenzo Macri joined the Ellinor lab in the summer of 2011. He completed his BSc (Kinesiology) and MSc from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada) and PhD from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). His graduate research focused on the structure and function of pacemaker channels. As a post doctoral fellow, Vincenzo is working to determine how common and rare variants in genetic loci identified by GWAS and sequencing are linked to cardiac excitability and atrial fibrillation. His research interests include atrial fibrillation, cardiac electrophysiology, functional genomics, ion channels, and stem cells. Vincenzo has been supported by post doctoral fellowship awards from the Heart Rhythm Society.