Welcome to Silva Lab

The Silva lab uses engineering principles to help heart patients feel better and live longer.  Current projects include developing precision approaches to anti-arrhythmic therapy, creating augmented reality interfaces for surgeons and discovering the basic molecular mechanisms that regulate the heartbeat.

Precision Medicine for Arrhythmia Patients

We study variant-specific cardiac Na+ channel dynamics to predict patient responses to anti-arrhythmic therapies, allowing for a personalized approach to medicine.

Augmented Reality to Help Surgeons See

Jon Silva, PhD and Jennifer Silva, MD are developing a new technology to increase accuracy and safety in the Cardiac Cath Lab at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.