Armen Kherlopian

  • Program Years: 2008-2012
  • Academic Institution: Cornell University
  • Field of Study: Computational and Systems Biology
  • Academic Advisor: David Christini
  • Practicum(s):
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (2009)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Biophysics, Cornell University, 2013
    M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2007
    B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2005

Current Status

  • Status: Professor & Investor
  • Research Area: Biophysics and Machine Learning




Bot CT, Kherlopian AR, Ortega FA, Christini DJ. Real-Time Human and Guinea Pig Action Potentials Anthropomorphized from Neonatal Mouse Cardiomyocytes, Biophysical Journal 2012, Volume 102, Issue 3, 35a.

Kherlopian AR, Ortega FA, Christini DJ. Cardiac myocyte model parameter sensitivity analysis and model transformation using a genetic algorithm. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation 2011: 755-758.

Kherlopian AR, Christini DJ. Automated tuning of ionic conductances in cardiac myocyte models. Gordon Research Conference: Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms 2011.

Kherlopian AR, Christini DJ. Tuning ionic conductances in cardiac myocyte models, Biophysical Journal 2011: Volume 100, Issue 3, Supplement 1, 155-156.

Kherlopian AR, Christini DJ. Parameter sensitivity and tuning in cardiac myocyte models. New York Academy of Sciences Symposium - Weill Cornell Physiology and Biophysics 2010: 28.

Kherlopian AR. Parallelization by stimulus leads to rapid yield of sufficient spikes for receptive field mapping. SIAM:PP 2010.

Kherlopian AR. Large-scale model of primary visual cortex provides single neuron resolution on a macro scale. SciDAC 2009.

Kherlopian AR, Song T, Duan Q, Neimark MA, Po MJ, Gohagan JK, Laine AF. A Review of Imaging Techniques for Systems Biology. BMC Systems Biology 2008, 2:74. (Highly Accessed)

Wallisch P, Lusignan M, Benayoun M, Baker T, Dickey A, Hatsopoulos N. MATLAB for Neuroscientists: An Introduction to Scientific Computing. Elsevier Publishing 2008. (Contributor)

Kherlopian AR, Victor JD. Long-Range Connectivity, Event-Driven Networks, and Complex Stimuli: Next Steps in Visual Cortex Modeling. Vincent du Vigneaud Symposium 2008. (Excellence in Research Award)

Kebejian LM, Kherlopian AR, Azoumanian K, Maguire J. A Cross-Regional Analysis of Child Health Inequities in Armenia. UMB Global Health 2007.

Kherlopian AR, Gerrein JP, Yue Minerva, Kim KE, Won J, Sukumaran M, Sajda P. Electrooculogram based system for computer control using a multiple feature classification model. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2006: 1295-1298. (International Design Finalist)

Kherlopian AR, Laine AF. Imaging the Virtual Cell. 250th Anniversary of Columbia University - Biomedical Engineering Symposium 2004.

Kherlopian AR, Gerrein JP, Bakhru R, Rodriguez J, Wu V, Wald A. MedfoLink: A Powerful Concept-Based Approach to Medical Report Processing. IEEE NC Biotechnology and Bioinformatics 2004: 83-84. (Best Student Paper Award)

Gerrein JP, Kherlopian AR, Wu V, Berman MF, Wald A. MedfoLink: Bridging the Gap between IT and the Medical Community. IEEE Computational Society of Bioinformatics 2003: 656-657.


U.S. Delegate for Nobel Laureates and Students Meeting in Lindau, Germany (2011) -- Top 3% of 20,000 applicants

Vincent du Vigneaud Excellence in Research Award (2008)

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology International Design Finalist (2006)

"Top of Their School" (2005) -- Exclusively profiled with class valedictorian for innovative work and leadership on campus in the University Newspaper special commencement issue

IEEE NC Biotechology and Bioinformatics Best Student Paper Award (2004)

Dean's List Columbia University (2004 - 2007)

1st Prize in the Columbia University Business Plan Competition (2003)

Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man Award (2002) -- For special recognition in regard to Leadership, Scholarship, and Sportsmanship

Outstanding Achievement in the Arts (2001) -- Reflections Photography Award

Method for epidemic monitoring via emergency room data aggregation and analysis

DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (2008 -- 2012)

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2008 -- 2012)

Coca-Cola Scholar (2001 - 2005) -- Top 0.1% of 200,000 applicants

Reebok and TWO/TEN International Fellowship (2001 - 2005) -- For academics and leadership

The New York Community Trust Scholarship (2001 - 2004) -- For high impact professional work

Chazen Foundation Fellow (2001 - 2003) -- In support of young talented scientists and engineers

Tylenol Foundation Scholarship (2002) -- For innovation in health sciences

President's Student Service Scholarship (2001) -- In recognition of outstanding community service and commitment to strengthening the United States

Hal Feldstein Memorial Scholarship (2001) -- For commitment to making a lasting contribution to the community and working toward the betterment of society

Birthright Armenia, Humanitarian Aid Fund, 2007. Health Care Project to Help 800 Children in Armenia. Armen Kherlopian.

The Lemelson Foundation/National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), Phase Two Grant, 2003 -- 2005. Real Time Outbreak Detection for Biodefense. Armen Kherlopian, Joseph Gerrein, Vezen Wu, Mitchell Berman, Alvin Wald.

The Lemelson Foundation/National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), Research Starter Grant, 2002 -- 2003. Medical Report Processing for Automated Diagnosis. Armen Kherlopian, Joseph Gerrein, Vezen Wu, Mitchell Berman, Alvin Wald.

Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Office of the Dean, Project Development Support, 2002. E-Team. Armen Kherlopian and Joseph Gerrein.