Obesity and Cardiac Arrhythmias

Technologies that will be part of this project .

How does fat affect the human heart? 

Project description

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. 

Project outcome

Publications, Presentation at Conferences 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment 10-12 months
Start time
Spring (January/February)
Summer (May/June) 
In-person, remote, or hybrid? Hybrid 
Level of collaboration Small group project (2-3 students)
Benefits Academic credit
Work study
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Project mentor

Kedar Aras

Assistant Professor

Physiology and Biophysics

Phone: (269) 519-3818

Email: aras@buffalo.edu

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Physiology and Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering