From molecule to bedside,
we study & treat heart rhythm disorders.

  • CBAC Newsletter 2020
  • Cell-Cell Interactions and Gap Junctions in the Heart
  • Optical Mapping of Cardiac Electrical Activity
  • Noninvasive Electrocardiac Imaging of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Structure/Function of Cardiac Ion Channels


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.

Our mission is to battle cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death through scientific discovery and its application in the development of mechanism-based therapy.

Upcoming CBAC Seminars

Dec 8

10:00 am, virtual seminar

Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction – of Myocytes and Fibroblasts

Karin Sipido, University of Leuven, Belgium
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Dec 15

10:00 am, virtual seminar

Abnormalities in Sodium Current and Calcium Homeostasis as Drivers of Arrhythmogenesis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Elisabetta Cerbai, University of Florence, Italy
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Karin Sipido


Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction-of Myocytes & Fibroblasts

On December 8, 10:00 am, please join us for this virtual seminar by Karin Sipido, a Professor & Head of Experimental Cardiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

CBAC Member Richard Schuessler Retires

CBAC Member Richard Schuessler Retires

Richard Schuessler, PhD, Director of the Cardiac Surgical Research Laboratory, retires from the Department of Surgery in October 2020, after an accomplished 35-year career at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.