How does fat affect the human heart?
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including arrhythmias and sudden death remain one of the major causes of mortality in the US. This has only exacerbated with the growing epidemic of obesity, which has adverse impact on the cardiac metabolism and physiology resulting in CVD. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The goal of this project to characterize the role of obesity and its adverse impact on cardiac functional and structural remodeling resulting in susceptibility to obesity mediated cardiac arrhythmias.
Publications, Presentation at Conferences
|Length of commitment||10-12 months|
|Start time ||Spring (January/February) |
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?||Hybrid|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students) |
|Benefits||Academic credit |
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
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Physiology and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering