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Dr. Makarand Deo

  Dr. Makarand Deo
  Associate Professor

  Office: RTC 410G
  Office Phone: (757) 823-8301
  FAX: (757) 823-2698

Brief Biography
Dr. Makarand Deo joined Norfolk State University in Fall 2012 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. Dr. Deo has earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Calgary, Canada. His graduate and undergraduate degrees are from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and University of Pune, India, respectively. After PhD, Dr. Deo joined the reputed Center for Arrhythmia Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, for his postdoctoral training followed by a research faculty position at the University of Toledo, OH.      

Dr. Deo's research interests are in computational modeling of coupled systems and optics-based biosensing. He has developed anatomically and electrophysiologically realistic multiscale models of heart geometries derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in patients and animals. He has received several research-related awards including the American Heart Association's Scientist Development Grant (2012-2016), and Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined due to career transition). Dr. Deo has a strong publication record in high-impact engineering as well as medical journals.

Detailed CV of Dr. Deo

Research Interests

  • Multiscale modeling and computer-aided simulations (tissue, circuits, and plasma)
  • Optics-based biosensing, light-tissue interaction
  • Mathematical modeling of bioelectric systems
  • Modeling of RF/microwave systems
  • Augmented reality and interactive visualization

Recent Publications

  • Limbu B, Shah K, Weinberg SH, Deo M. Role of Cytosolic Calcium Diffusion in Murine Cardiac Purkinje Cells. Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2016 Jul 20;10(Suppl 1):17-26.
  • Ringenberg J, Deo M, Filgueiras-Rama D, Pizarro G, Ibañez B, Peinado R, Trayanova N, Miller M, Merino JL, Berenfeld O, Devabhaktuni V. Effects of fibrosis morphology on reentrant ventricular tachycardia inducibility and simulation fidelity in patient-derived models., Clin Med Insights Cardiol. 2014 Sep 25;8(Suppl 1):1-13.
  • Deo M, Ruan Y, Pandit SV, Shah K, Berenfeld O, Napolitano C, Jalife J, Priori S. Impaired inward rectification in a novel KCNJ2 mutation in short QT syndrome 3 results in atrial fibrillation and ventricular pro-arrhythmia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (PNAS). 2013; 110(11):4291-6.
  • Ringenberg J, Deo M, Devabhaktuni V, Filgueiras-Rama D, Pizzaro G, Berenfeld O, Boyers P, , Gold J. Automated segmentation and reconstruction of patient-specific cardiac anatomy and pathology from in vivo MRI. Measurement Science and Technology (Special Issue). 2012; 23(12): 125405:1-13.
  • Vaidyanathan R*, O’Connell RP*, Deo M*, Milstein ML, Furspan P, Herron TJ, Pandit SV, Musa H, Berenfeld O, Jalife J, Anumonwo JMB. The ionic bases of the action potential in isolated mouse cardiac Purkinje cell. Heart Rhythm. 2013; 10(1):80-7. (*equal contribution)

    (Updated 3/25/2019)