Lior Gepstein, MD

Lior Gepstein, MD, PhD is Professor of Physiology and Medicine (Cardiology) at the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and heads the Sohnis Family Research Laboratory for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Regenerative Medicine. He also serves as an attending electrophysiologist at the affiliated Rambam Medical Center.

Dr. Gepstein's research activities focus on basic and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, stem cell biology, early cardiac tissue development, and establishment of novel gene- and cell-based strategies for the treatment of different cardiac disorders. His group helped pioneer the development of unique cardiomyocyte differentiation strategies from human embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells. More recent studies from his group demonstrated the important implications of these technologies for several basic and translational cardiovascular research fields, including developmental biology and physiology, drug development, disease modeling, personalized medicine, and cell therapy and tissue engineering.

Dr. Gepstein is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including the American College of Cardiology Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award and the European Society of Cardiology Outstanding Research Achievement Award.

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