Ruth Ann has secured a graduate student fellowship ($50,000) from the UB Graduate School. Congratulations Ruth!! You ROCK!!
Lab Luncheon with Prof. Mark Parker and Prof. Wilma Hoffman and their students.
We are excited to announce that the ARAS Lab has been awarded the NIH/NHLBI R00 grant. The NIH grant is for $747,000 for a period of 3 years (03/10/2023 – 02/28/2026). The goal of this award is to further study the role of epicardial fat in promoting obesity mediated cardiac arrhythmias. We are grateful to NHLBI for supporting our research. Additional details about this project can be found here.
Ruth Ann Saddler (Ruth) is a senior at SUNY at Buffalo majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Psychology. She has been admitted to the Physiology Ph.D. program for the Fall 2023 semester and will also be joining the ARAS Lab. Ruth is interested exploring the mechanisms of obesity mediated cardiac arrhythmias.
We look forward to welcoming her to our lab!!
Arad Sadaghiani is a high school junior at St Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and is looking forward to doing his summer internship in our lab!! He is passionate towards medical research and is motivated to become a practitioner in the field of medicine or allied science fields.
He will be joining the ARAS lab in summer and we looked forward to welcoming him to our lab!!
I wanted to start a YouTube channel for our lab because, well, why not? 🙂
On a serious note, I have three goals in mind for this channel:
First is to cultivate a media platform to communicate the exciting research that will come from our lab and also highlight the future accomplishments from our team.
Second is to provide mentoring (through sharing of knowledge and insights) to the next generation of scientists (high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc trainees), who could be deciding on an academic career in the future.
Lastly, I’d like to create video journal of sorts to track the lab’s evolution from the present humble beginnings to hopefully a thriving and successful lab in the future. I’d like to invite you to experience that journey with us.
We are planning on releasing one video content each week (every Monday around Noon). Stay tuned 🙂
There is lots to do to get the lab up and running, but the excitement is real 🙂
We will have amazing facilities for future post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students. If interested in our research, feel free to reach out to me at aras (at) buffalo.edu.
The CArdiac ARrhythmiAs and ObeSity Research Lab (ARAS Lab), officially opened doors on November 1, 2022 at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics.
We study the dynamic interaction between fat and the cardiac tissue at molecular, cellular, tissue, whole organ, and system scale under physiological and pathological conditions (e.g., obesity mediated arrhythmias). If you are interested in joining the team, please reach out to me at aras (at) buffalo.edu. Let’s do great science together and have fun along the way!!
The official ARAS Lab logos 🙂