Hermenegild Arevalo

Hermenegild Arevalo started as a postdoctoral fellow at Simula Research Laboratory earlier this year. His project will be focusing on the development of a virtual electrophysiology lab that can predict arrhythmia susceptibility in patients with myocardial infarction.

Arevalo has previously been an assistant research scientist at the Institute for Computational Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US, studying the complex electrophysiological mechanisms of the heart using multi-scale simulation approaches, including biophysically-detailed representations of cellular and subcellular processes and image-based descriptions of the geometry and structure of the heart.

His research focused on translating cardiac computational methodology into addressing clinically relevant problems which also led him to win the 2015 Young Investigator Award at the Heart Rhythm Scientific Sessions in Boston. He was given the award for his clinical research, “Virtual Electrophysiological Study Improves Risk Prediction of Adverse Cardiac Events in Post-Infarction Patients.”.



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