Ayala manages the core processing laboratory for the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in microbiology and a minor in chemistry.
Kelvin Chua, MD, is a cardiologist from Singapore who has embarked on a combined clinical electrophysiology fellowship and cardiac research program in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He has a keen interest on the electrocardiographic predictors of sudden cardiac death as well as sudden death in the seizure population.
Navid Darouian, MD, is an internal medicine resident at Cedars-Sinai and a member of the research team in the Chugh Lab. His area of focus is on electrocardiographic findings in the sudden cardiac death population.
Huertas Vazquez is a research scientist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. Her main research focus is the identification and characterization of genetic variation influencing susceptibility to sudden cardiac death.
Mariani is a research associate at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. As a retired fire paramedic and captain in the Portland Fire Bureau, he functions as liaison to the collaborating Emergency Medical Services.
Hripsime Martirosyan, MD, MPH is a clinical research associate at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. She is a medical doctor from Armenia with extensive training and experience in public health and clinical research. She is coordinating implementation of Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities Study (PRESTO) in Ventura County.
Sandeep Nair, MD, is working on projects related to sudden cardiac death (SCD) with a special focus on cardiac pathology and novel histopathological aspects of SCD. He is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist from India.
Daniel A. Perez is the research assistant and biobank laboratory manager for the Chugh Lab at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He maintains the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Deaths Study (Oregon SUDS) biobank of DNA, blood, plasma and tissue samples. Perez supports the bench work aspect of research projects by performing biological verifications, processing blood samples and performing other molecular-based assays. He is also the research study coordinator for the expanding network of study sites for the Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities (PRESTO). Perez joined the Chugh Lab in 2014 and came with a background in molecular biology and genomics.
Derek Phanm, MD, is an internal medicine resident involved in research in the Chugh Lab at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside and medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles. Phan is currently involved in looking at electrocardiography predictors of sudden cardiac death in the lab.
Reinier is a research scientist at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and lead epidemiologist for the Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study. She received her doctorate in epidemiology and Master of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. Her research interests include social, demographic, and clinical predictors of sudden cardiac arrest.
Arayik Sargsyan, MD, MPH, is a clinical research associate at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute. He is a surgeon from Armenia with extensive training and experience in public health and clinical research. Sargsyan is coordinating implementation of Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities Study (PRESTO) in Ventura County.