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.
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.
Cardiac electrophysiology, Adipose biology, Chronobiology, Bioinformatics, Bioelectronics