The Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) is an interdisciplinary center whose goals are to study heart rhythms and their disorders (cardiac arrhythmias), and to develop new tools for their diagnosis and treatment in the prevention of disabilities and cardiac death.


imageCBAC members Jianmin Cui, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, and Mark Zaydman, fifth-year MD/PhD student, and a team of biomedical engineers has discovered that for one important channel in the heart, called KCNQ1, the membrane voltage not only causes the channel to open, but also determines the properties of the electrical signals, acting as both conductor and composer rather than only conductor as previously believed.



January 26, 2015 - Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

February 16, 2015 - Colin Nichols, Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Jeanne NerbonneFebruary 23, 2015 - Sándor Györke, Ph.D. The Ohio State University College of Medicine

March 9, 2015 - C. William Balke, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.H.A., Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

April 13, 2015 - Patrick Jay, M.D., Ph.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

April 27, 2015 - Ye Chen-Izu, M.S., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

May 11, 2015 - David Paterson, D.Phil., D.Sc., University of California, Davis


Mark E. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.

February 16, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
Whitaker Hall, Room 218, Danforth Campus

Colin Nichols, Ph.D.

“Cardiovascular KATP Channels & Disease: From Arrhythmias, to Cardiomegaly, to Lymphedema & Congenital Hypotension"

Carl F. Cori Professor of Cell Biology & Physiology
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Director, Center for the Investigation of Membrane Excitability Diseases
Washington University School of Medicine

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