Sina Safabakhsh is a 3rd year medical student at the University of British Columbia. His interests lie in the pathophysiological mechanisms driving atrial fibrillation using mass spectrometry with the goal of identifying molecular signatures that may serve as therapeutic or diagnostic targets. Moreover, he is interested in the recent research on the clinical management of patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy leading to follow up mechanistic studies of this patient population. He is excited to learn more about single cell RNA sequencing technology to characterize this disease process and look for novel cellular processes that can further our understanding of this condition and pave the way for improved therapies.
“I enjoy being a part of the CANet’s CHAT community because it connects me with experts across all aspects of the management and research of cardiac arrhythmias”, Sina states. “Patients, providers caring for those with arrhythmias, and researchers studying these processes at the cellular or population level all have a unique contribution to improving the lives of those living with arrhythmias.”
“To communicate and learn from these sources motivates me to strive for excellence as a trainee clinician and scientist. Apart from the strong sense of shared purpose that CHAT provides, the funding opportunities and resources on digital health innovations are further reasons to join this vibrant community!”
In his spare time, Sina enjoys going for runs, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a big fan of podcasts including, This American Life, The Hidden Brain, Heavyweight, Freakonomics, and Philosophize This!