Dr. Kedar Aras

Dr. Kedar Aras is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. He completed his PhD at University of Utah where he investigated the spate-temporal bioelectric sources of acute myocardial ischemia. He pursued his postdoctoral training at George Washington University under the supervision of Dr. Igor Efimov. As a postdoctoral fellow, he investigated the cardiac arrhythmia mechanisms, and the role of obesity in cardiovascular diseases for which he received the NHLBI Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Kedar joined UB and opened his independent lab in November 2022.

Research Interests:
The ARAS Lab focuses on investigating the mechanistic underpinning of obesity and circadian dysfunction mediated cardiovascular diseases including arrhythmias and heart failure. We use a multimodal approach including: electrical and optical mapping, integrated omics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics), cell and tissue imaging, and computational modeling & simulations to study the involvement of obesity (and metabolic syndrome) in promoting arrhythmias, heart failure, and other cardiac disorders.

Research Areas:
Cardiac electrophysiology, Adipose biology, Chronobiology, Bioinformatics, Bioelectronics