Graduate student Amara Greer-Short awarded fellowship

Amara Greer-Short was recently named the 2015–2016 recipient of Virginia Tech’s Ellen E. Wade Graduate Studies Fellowship. Greer-Short is a biomedical engineering doctoral student in the laboratory of Steven Poelzing, an associate professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

Greer-Short studies the underlying mechanisms leading to the development of arrhythmias, and how imbalanced coordination between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems can affect the characteristics of such arrhythmias.