About the Li Lab
Cardiac arrhythmias severely affect cardiac performance and, in some cases, are lethal. Arrhythmias can result from dysfunctional ion channels located on the plasma membrane or abnormal intracellular calcium handling. Emerging evidence suggests that risk factors for arrhythmias, such as inflammation, obesity, hypertension, etc. can modify the function of cardiac ion channels and calcium handling proteins via transcriptional or post-transcriptional mechanisms.
The goal of our research is to elucidate the mechanistic link between these risk factors and the pathophysiology of cardiac arrhythmias, in order to develop novel therapeutic targets for arrhythmic patients.
The Li Lab is funded by multiple research grants from the National Institutes of Health. Trainees will have the opportunity to receive NIH T32 training fellowship. Multiple positions are available for postdoc, graduate student, and research assistant.