Moreno seeks precision medicine for genetic heart condition (Links to an external site)
CBAC Member Jonathan Moreno conducts cardiac research in Jon Silva’s lab in biomedical engineering.
SentiAR raises $5.1 million for holographic cardiac ablation guidance system (Links to an external site)
Technology allows electrophysiologists to visualize cardiac anatomy in hands-free, real-time 3D. This article features CBAC members Jonathan Silva and Jennifer Silva.
Ghiska Ramahdita becomes finalist in Reach Out SciComm Slam (Links to an external site)
Ghiska Ramahdita, a doctoral student in the labs of CBAC member Nathaniel Huebsch and Guy Genin, will continue on to compete in the finals May 4, 2021
Mechanism behind heartbeat regulation, heart function uncovered (Links to an external site)
New findings show how CaM and PIP2 orchestrate large-scale molecular movement of the KCNQ1 cytoplasmic domain to facilitate channel opening
Faculty receive grant for heart health research (Links to an external site)
Weikai Li, associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics at the School of Medicine, along with CBAC Member Michael J. Greenberg, assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics, and Michael L. Gross, professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, and of immunology and of medicine at the School of Medicine, received a three-year $750,000 grant from American Heart Association for their research titled “Interdisciplinary structural studies of iron homeostasis in cardiovascular health.”
Colored light investigated to control irregular heartbeat noninvasively (Links to an external site)
A team led by Chao Zhou in biomedical engineering will use fruit flies to study a noninvasive stimulation and imaging technique to regulate an irregular heartbeat
Zhou to pursue novel imaging method with Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (Links to an external site)
With this funding, Zhou and his team plan to develop an ultrahigh-speed parallel imaging optical coherence tomography (OCT) system for motion-free imaging in children
CBAC Member Richard Schuessler Retires (Links to an external site)
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.
How a hologram can show a patient’s heart during surgery (Links to an external site)
CBAC Members, Jennifer and Jon Silva have developed a hologram that visualises a patient’s heart while they are in the operating theatre. They were featured on BBC News. Click on the title or image for their BBC News video.
WashU-developed holograms help physicians during cardiac procedure (Links to an external site)
Holographic display improves physician accuracy when treating irregular heartbeat. CBAC members, Jennifer N. Avari Silva, MD, associate professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine, and Jonathan Silva, associate professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering, co-led a team that tested a Microsoft HoloLens headset with custom software during cardiac ablation procedures on patients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.