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.

Precision 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.

New Therapeutic Approach

Welcome to The 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.