Support and Facilities
Research is supported through grants to affiliated faculty. Funding agencies include: NIH, AHA, VA, Whitaker Foundation and NSF. A number of projects are funded through industrial support (pharmaceutical- and device-related studies). Facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories for genetics, molecular biology, cellular and subcellular electrophysiology, optical mapping of action potentials and cell-calcium, multi-electrode mapping of cardiac electrical activity, and theoretical and computer simulations using supercomputing. Studies can also be conducted in clinical facilities for MRI, CT and Ultrasound imaging, and for electrophysiology studies and arrhythmia treatment during cardiac catheterization and surgery.