Veniamin Yu. Sidorov

Vanderbilt University
6301 Stevenson Center
Nashville, TN 37235-5225

Office Phone:   (615) 343-8170
Office Fax:       (615) 322-4977


Veniamin Sidorov


  • 1987-1992:   Tomsk State University, Department of Biology, Biophysics


  • 1993-1995:  Research Assistant, The Institute of Cell Biophysics (Pushchino), Russian Academy of Science
  • 1995-1999:  Junior Research Scientist, The Institute of Cell Biophysics (Pushchino), Russian Academy of Science
  • 1999-2000:  Research fellow, Institute of Cell Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000-           Research Asssociate, Vanderbilt University


  • 1993-1995:  Study of antiarrhythmiac properties of pharmacological chemical compounds by microelectrode technique
  • 1995-2000:  Study of electrophysiologycal mechanisms underlying polymorphic ventricular tachycardias using the multielectrode mapping

   Ph.D. Dissertation:

  • "Investigation of polymorphic arrhythmia mechanisms by the experimental models of the whole heart and isolated cardiac tissue", defended on April 20, 2000 at Institute of Cell Biophysics, Pushchino

   Professional Experiences:

  • In electrophysiology: Registration of the heart electrical activity by multielectrode extracellular mapping, optical mapping technique, microelectrode technique

   Research Instrests:

  • Cardiac arrhythmias, sudden cardiac death, mechanisms of polymorphic and monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, scroll waves in the heart, mechanisms in ducing of nonstationary 3D scroll waves in the heart.


  • Sarancha, D.Y.; Medvinsky, A.B.; Kukushkin, N.I.; Sidorov, VY; Romashko, D.N.; Burashnikov, A.Y.; Moskalenko, A.V.; Starmer, C.F., A system for computer-aided visualization of propagation of excitation waves in myocardium, (1997) Biofizika (in Russian) v.42, 502-507
  • Kukushkin, N.I.; Sidorov, V.Y.; Medvinskii, A.B.; Romashko, D.N.; Burashnikov, A.Y.; Baum, O.V.; Sarancha, D.Y.; Starmer, C.D., Slow excitation waves and mechanisms of polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in the experimental model: Isolated walls of rabbit and ground squirrel right ventricle, (1998) Biofizika (in Russian), v.43, 1043-1059
  • Efimov, I.R.; Sidorov, V.; Cheng, Y.; Wollenzier, B., Evidence of three-dimensional scroll waves with ribbon-shaped filament as a mechanism of ventricular tachycardia in the isolated rabbit heart , (1999) Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, v.10, 1452-1462
  • Efimov, I.R.; Sidorov, V.Y., Optical mapping of the cardiac electrical activity, (2000) Kardiologiya, v.8, 38-52 (in Russian)

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