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Research

Our research centers around understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease at the molecular, cellular and electrophysiological levels. Our specific research objectives are:

To understand how cells in the heart communicate with each other.

To understand the mechanism of ventricular fibrillation, the major cause of sudden death.

To understand the mechanisms of atrial fibrillation, the major cause of stroke.

To develop new treatments for arrhythmias and prevent sudden death.

To develop genetic models of heart disease.

To study the molecular genetics of heart failure.

To study the molecular causes of diseases of the blood vessels.