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A sodium surprise: Engineers find unexpected result during cardiac research : “Silva and his colleagues found certain sodium subunits attached to the main protein in different places. It was an unexpected result that could lead to better drug delivery and efficacy for patients with heart arrhythmia”

Common heart ailment target of new Washu Engineering research

Heart of the Matter: Silva Studying Genetic Mutiations:

“What we’re trying to understand is how altering the movements of the sodium channel causes arrhythmia…We are trying to go all the way from the molecular level where the mutations are having an effect to the whole heart level, and it is very challenging.”

Awards and Grants

We have received an RO1 award for 5 years with a total of $1.9M.  Read more about the research here.

The Children’s Discovery Institute has awarded us funds in total of 495k over 3 years in support of our augmented reality project. Thank you CDI for your support!

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences has awarded our lab a Just-In-Time Core Usage Program (JIT) grant for use with the Genome Engineering & iPSC Center at Washington University. Thanks to the ICTS and the GEiC for your assistance!

We are recipients of a Bear Cub grant during the second cycle! Thank you to the Skandalaris Center, the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, and the Center for Drug Discovery for your support!

Our lab has also been awarded a Grant-in-Aid (GIA) award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Thank you to the AHA for your continued support!