Research opens opportunities to develop targeted drug therapy for cardiac arrhythmia (Links to an external site)

Jianmin Cui

CBAC 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.

Wickline receives chancellor’s innovation award (Links to an external site)

Samuel Wickline, Chancellors Award

CBAC alumnus Samuel A. Wickline, MD, received the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis. Wickline, the James R. Hornsby Family Professor of Biomedical Sciences, was presented with the honor at the Faculty Achievement Awards ceremony

Gel implant might help fight heart failure (Links to an external site)

Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart failure, according to a new study by CBAC member Douglas L. Mann, MD, the Tobias and Hortense Lewin Professor of Medicine and cardiologist-in-chief at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Mann presented the study’s findings at the American Heart Association (AHA) annual meeting in Chicago.

CBAC Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) Retreat


The CBAC Retreat was a full day of exciting lectures, informal talks and dialogue, and presentations from various CBAC faculty members whose interests range in both research and clinical studies.