Rudy lab conducts first study of electromechanics of healthy, living human hearts. While there have been numerous studies of abnormalities in the human heart, there have not been studies of the electromechanics of healthy adult hearts — until now.
Jon Silva won first place and Subham Ghosh won third place. Leonid Livshitz and Thomas Hund presented posters and Dr. Rudy gave a talk.
Professor Yoram Rudy received the Chancellor’s Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on November 8, 2019. He gave a presentation on his work during the award ceremony and Chancellor Andrew Martin presented him with the award afterwards.
Yoram Rudy spent the Academic year 2018-19 as Fellow of Merton College and Visiting Professor in Computer Science at the University of Oxford, and as Visiting Professor of Cardiology at University College London (UCL).
Professor Yoram Rudy was one of two WashU faculty members named to the National Academy of Inventors this year. The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Program highlights inventors who demonstrate a “prolific spirit of innovation.”
Congratulations to Jiajing Xu who successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Friday, September 14, 2018.
Congratulations to Chris Andrews successfully who successfully defended his PhD dissertation on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.
Smiruthi Ramasubramanian successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Thursday, August 9, 2020.
In celebration of many years of breakthrough science, the alumni of the Yoram Rudy Lab organized a reunion on May 23-24, 2018 in St. Louis.
Dr. Yoram Rudy gave the keynote lecture at the 14th International Dead Sea Symposium (IDSS) on Innovations in Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure, October 18-31, 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
A New Noninvasive Treatment Based on Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) was developed in Dr. Yoram Rudy’s laboratory. The treatment is offered at Washington University in St. Louis and at the Cleveland Clinic.
The CardioInsight ECGI system was cleared by the FDA. After 30 years of development and validation in Professor Yoram Rudy’s laboratory, he hopes to see ECGI in clinical use in hospitals, helping to treat cardiac patients.
Ramya Vijayakumar successfully defended her Ph.D. Dissertation on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.
While at Case Western Reserve University, Professor Yoram Rudy had the idea for a game-changing cardiac monitoring device–a vest filled with more than 200 sensors that could detect the heart’s electrical activity.
On Friday, August 28, 2015, the Cardiac Bioelectricity & Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) – which the Yoram Rudy Lab is a part of – held a symposium celebrating its 10th anniversary. The symposium addressed basic research and clinical issues in the field of cardiac arrhythmias. Faculty included speakers from Washington University and guests from all around the world.
Junjie Zhang (JJ) defended his PhD dissertation on Friday, August 21, 2015. We celebrated that evening in Hadas and Yoram Rudy’s home.
A recent publication in the journal Circulation describes research conducted by Ramya Vijayakumar, a PhD student in the lab. Ramya used a novel noninvasive imaging modality – Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) to study the arrhythmic substrate in the hearts of 25 patients.
Dr. Yoram Rudy was awarded a $1,520,000 four year grant (years 21-24 of the award) from the NIH – National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for the project titled “Cardiac Excitation and Arrhythmias.”
Jordi Heijman received the prestigious CARIM Dissertation Award 2011-2012 during the evening program of the CARIM symposium 2013 on October 30, 2013.
Members of the Rudy Lab participated in the Heart Rhythmn Society meeting in Denver, Colorado May 8-11. They included Graduate Student Ramya Vijayakumar, Clinical Fellow Phillip Cuculich, Dr. Jordi Heijman (alumnus) and Dr. Yoram Rudy
Dr. Yoram Rudy, The Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor and Director, Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center gave the keynote address entitled: “Cardiac Repolarization: From Molecule to Human Heart”
Congratulations to Smiruthi Ramasubramanian and Jiajing Xu, who received a Merit Award for their poster presentation!
CardioInsight Technologies, whose technology was initiated by Rudy Lab Alumni Charu Ramanathan and Ping Jia, continues the development of Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) for clinical application.
Dr. Yoram Rudy was awarded a $1,520,000 four year grant (years 28-31 of the award) from the NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, for the project “Inverse and Forward Problems in Electrocardiography.”
Yoram Rudy, Fred Saigh distinguished professor and director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center at Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, USA, talked to Cardiac Rhythm News about the novel imaging technique, electrocardiographic imaging, which was developed in his laboratory.
Study shows a noninvasive, fast way to map the heart’s electrical activity in one heartbeat. This article features Dr. Yoram Rudy, and his lab members Junjie Zhang, Kavit A. Desouza, MD, Ramya Vijayakumar and fellow collaborators.
Graduate students Pan Li and Junjie Zhang awarded for best poster presentations in the 2011 Gordon Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms (Galveston, February 13-18).
Yoram Rudy, the Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center (CBAC) is the recipient of the 2010 Heart Rhythm Society Distinguished Scientist Award. The award ceremony will take place in May, during the Annual Heart Rhythm Society scientific sessions in Denver, Colorado.
Professor Yoram Rudy received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Case Western Reserve University for his contributions to basic science in biomedical engineering. The award was presented on October 22, 2009, during the biomedical engineering department’s 40th year celebration ceremony.
Yoram Rudy delivered the Tawara Lecture in Kyoto, Japan, on July 30, 2009. From August 2 – 13, Professor Rudy presented a series of invited lectures in Taiwan. On August 2, 2009 a National Workshop celebrated the 18 year anniversary of the Luo-Rudy model of the cardiac cell.
Yoram Rudy was awarded a $1,900,000 four year grant (years 17-20 of the award) from the National Institutes of Health and a three year $294,621 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Congratulations to Yong Wang who successfully defended his PhD thesis (more accurately, passed with flying colors…..)!
The title of Yong Wang’s thesis was: “Contributions to the Methodology of Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) and Application of ECGI to Study Mechanisms of Atrial Arrhythmia, Post Myocardial Infarction Electrophysiological Substrate, and Ventricular Tachycardia in Patients.”
Congratulations to Subham Ghosh who successfully defended his PhD thesis (more accurately, passed with flying colors…..)! The title of Subham Ghosh’s thesis was: “Electrocardiographic Imaging: Development Of A Non-Smooth Regularization Method And Clinical Application In Patients With Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome And Heart Failure.”
Dr. Thomas J. Hund, an alum of the Yoram Rudy Lab (PhD 2004) won the 2008 Early-Career Authors Prize, designed to recognize outstanding papers published by early-career authors in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology.
Professor Yoram Rudy was elected to be the Hein J.J. Wellens Distinguished Professor in Cardiology at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. Professor Rudy conducted workshops on cardiac electrophysiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) during September 2008 and May 2009.
Thomas O’Hara was awarded two-year grant from the Predoctoral Fellowship Program of the Midwest Affiliate Research Committee of the American Heart Association for his “Mathematical Model of Human Cardiac Ventricular Action Potential” project.
Dr. Yoram Rudy was awarded a $1,362,285 four year grant, (years 24-27 of a Merit Award to Dr. Rudy) from the NIH, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute for his Inverse and Forward Problems in Electrocardiography project.
Dr. Rudy participated in a symposium entitled, “Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death: From Genes to Prevention” at the Hatter Cardiovascular Research Institute of Cape Town University in South Africa.
We are pleased to announce that Jonathan Silva successfully completed his PhD research. The title of his dissertation is: “Linking Molecular Dynamics of Ion Channels to the Cardiac Action Potential: Simulations of Wild Type and Mutant Iks.”
Washington University School of Medicine’s quarterly magazine, Outlook, is published by the Office of Medical Public Affairs. Biomedical Engineering Professor Yoram Rudy’s Lab was featured as the Outlook Winter 2007 cover story.
Charulatha Ramanathan and Ping Jia, co-founders of CardioInsight Technologies, were elected by Crain’s Cleveland Business to “2007 forty under 40”. CardioInsight is developing Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) as a clinical diagnostic tool. Charu and Ping are former PhD students in the Rudy Lab.
Leonid Livshitz participated in the 4th International Symposium of Cell/Biodynamics Simulation Project. The symposium took place in Kyoto, Japan, November 12-13, 2007.
Yoram Rudy participated in a workshop on Regulation of Transport Phenomena in the Cardiac System. The workshop took place in Antalya, Turkey, September 16-20, 2007.
The paper “Application of the Method of Fundamental Solutions to Potential-based Inverse Electrocardiography” by Yong Wang and Yoram Rudy had been chosen as the Outstanding Original Paper for 2006 in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. The award carries a prize of $1500 that will be used to support Yong Wang.
Yoram Rudy organized and chaired the workshop “Systems Approach to Understanding Electromechanical Activity in the Human Heart” at the NIH-National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (Washington D.C., August 20-21, 2007). Participants included 13 leading scientists in cardiac research. They developed a list of recommendations for future research directions and support.
Leonid Livshitz wins first prize at the Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms.
Dr. Yoram Rudy appointed to the Board of Directors for the International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE).
Charu Ramanathan and Ping Jia, our former PhD students, established CardioInsight Technologies, a startup company for developing Electrocardiographic Imaging (ECGI) as a clinical diagnostic tool for cardiac arrhythmias.
We are pleased to announce that Gregory Faber successfully completed his Ph.D. research. The title of his dissertation is: “A Model of L-type Ca2+ Channel – Ryanodine Receptor Interaction in the Restricted Space in a Cardiac Ventricular Myocyte”.
Congratulations to Lina El-Esber who received The Dr. Yoram Rudy Scholarship for the 2006-2007 academic year. Contributors to this scholarship fund are Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Brasch.