Who We Are?

The ARAS Lab is a brand new lab that opened doors on November 1st, 2022 at SUNY Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics.

Our research spans disciplinary boundaries between electrophysiology, adipose biology, and chronobiology to uncover the role of obesity in mediating cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure. We use a combination of electrophysiology, adipose biology, chronobiology, bioinformatics, and bioelectronics modalities to:
–  Advance our understanding of obesity and by extension metabolic syndrome mediated cardiovascular diseases including cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.
–  Develop new lines of diagnostics and therapeutics to treat obesity and metabolic syndrome mediated cardiac conduction and rhythm disorders.

We are always looking to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about science. If you are motivated, curious, and embrace working in a dynamic and stimulating team environment, you will love being in our group. We are actively looking for postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students interested in exploring obesity and cardiac arrhythmias.

Buffalo is known as the “city of good neighbors” as it has a history of welcoming immigrants and migrant communities – from Europeans in the 1800s, to African Americans from the southern United States in the 1900s, to Latin American and Caribbean populations in the latter twentieth century. We not only cherish that heritage but have made it an integral part of our lab culture. We are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and equity. The lab firmly stands against sexism, racism, or any form of hate. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming group culture, where every voice is welcome, heard, and respected.