John Yun Qiao


Graduate Research Assistant

Cardiac arrhythmias are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality with increasing prevalence with aging. The first portion of my thesis research is focused on investigating the arrhythmogenic effect of Notch activation in response to cardiac injury in an animal model. To translate my findings from animal models to a human model system of the heart, I am also developing an organotypic culture system for human cardiac slices, which would enable pharmacological testing and gene therapy validation.


  • Doctor of Philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis (2018)
  • Master of Science from Washington University in St. Louis (2015)
  • Bachelor of Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (2012)
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