Jan Christoph

Jan Christoph is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and head of the Cardiac Vision Lab. He is a faculty member of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, with appointments in the Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine, and the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences. His research interests include cardiac electrophysiology and biomechanics, cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms, the physics of complex biological systems, numerical modeling and imaging. Previously, he worked as a researcher in Germany, where he established novel optical and ultrasound-based imaging techniques for the visualization of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Read more ...



Jan Lebert

Jan Lebert is a Research Scholar and Associate Specialist in the Cardiac Vision Lab. He received his M.S. in Physics and is currently enrolled in the doctoral program 'Physics of Biological and Complex Systems' at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He will continue to pursue his Ph.D. remotely while at UCSF. Jan's research interests include computational modeling and data processing, artificial intelligence and the physics of complex systems. In his thesis, he specializes in the measurement and analysis of cardiac electrophysiology and tissue mechanics, as well as the inverse problem of computing cardiac electrophysiology from the heart's motion.


Namita Ravi

Namita Ravi is a Sarnoff Research Fellow at the Cardiac Vision Lab. She received her B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and is currently a fourth-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. During her stay at UCSF, she will investigate the effect of tissue stretch onto cardiac electrophysiology in a joint research project with the lab of Vasanth Vedantham. Namita is interested in clinical cardiology, the electrical mechanisms driving arrhythmias and has previously gained experience in the Arrhythmia Center at Stanford University developing algorithms for the analysis of electrocardiograms. She is excited to use new mapping techniques and to study molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac disease.


We are looking for enthusiastic undergraduate students, Ph.D. students or Postdocs to join our lab. If you are interested in working in an exciting interdisciplinary field and would like to be involved in the development of novel imaging technology, arrhythmia research or apply your computational skills in biomedical research, then please contact us! Please submit your CV and a brief research statement to: [email protected] We value a diverse and inclusive work environment.