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. 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.
His research interests include:
Multiscale modeling and computer-aided simulations
Mathematical modeling of bioelectric systems
Medical technology and sensor integration
Augmented reality and interactive visualization
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)
Deo M, Sato PY, Musa H, Lin X, Pandit SV, Delmar M, Berenfeld O. Relative contribution of changes in sodium current vs intercellular coupling on reentry initiation in two dimensional preparations of Plakophilin-2-deficient cardiac cells. Heart Rhythm. 2011; 8(11):1740-8.
Hou L*, Deo M* , Furspan P, Pandit SV, Mironov S, Auerbach DS, Gong Q, Zhou Z, Berenfeld O, Jalife J. A major role for hERG in determining frequency of reentry in neonatal rat ventricular myocyte monolayer. Circ Res. 2010; 107(12):1503-11. (*equal contribution)