Steven Poelzing


Office phone: 540-526-2108

Office location: R-2118

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Steven Poelzing, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Co-Director, Translational Biology, Medicine and Health Graduate Program

Education and Training

  • MetroHealth Medical Center: Postdoctoral fellowship
  • Case Western Reserve University: PhD , Biomedical Engineering
  • Case Western Reserve University: MSE , Biomedical Engineering
  • Wright State University: BS , Biomedical Engineering

Previous Positions

  • University of Utah
    Research Associate Professor, Bioengineering
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Research Assistant
  • Wright State University
    National Science Foundation Research Fellow

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Heart Rhythm Society, 2015
  • Fellow, American Heart Association, 2014
  • Editorial Board, Frontiers in Cardiac Electrophysiology editorial board, 2010-Present
  • Top Instructors in Engineering, University of Utah, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Michael Bilitch Fellowship in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, Heart Rhythm Society, 2004

Selected Publications

Veeraraghavan R, Lin J, Keener JP, Gourdie RG, Poelzing S. (2016). Potassium Channels in the Cx43 Gap Junction Perinexus Modulate Ephaptic Coupling: An Experimental and Modeling Study. Pflugers Archiv .

Veeraraghavan R, Lin J, Hoeker GS, Keener JP*, Gourdie RG*, Poelzing S*. (2015). Sodium channels in the Cx43 gap junction perinexus may constitute a cardiac ephapse: an experimental and modeling study. Pflugers Archive - European Journal of Physiology .

Greer-Short A, Poelzing S. (2015). Temporal response of ectopic activity in guinea pig ventricular myocardium in response to isoproterenol and acetylcholine. Frontiers in Physiology 6.