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Ariel Escobar

B.S.: Universidad Tecnologica Nacional. FRBA. Buenos Aires
PhD.: Universidad de la Republica. Uruguay
(209) 228-4618

hsri member ariel escobar
School of Engineering
Bylaw 55 Unit: 
Recent Success: 
Editorial Board for Physical Biology
Community Affiliations: 
Member of HSRI executive
Graduate Courses: 
Molecular and Cellular cardiology
Undergraduate Courses: 
Physiology for Engineers
Graduate Student Research: 
Role of Calsequestrin in the development of catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.
Current Graduate Students: 
Past Research Topics: 
Calcium Signaling
Area Of Expertise: 
Cardivascular Physiology
New Microscopies
Cellular Biophysics
Field of Study: 
Cardiovascular Physiology
Year Joined UC Merced: 
Post Doc School: 
UCLA, School of Medicine
Chubut, Argentina
Current Funding Needs: 
Funding for research support graduates students and postdoctoral fellows.
Current Research Focus: 

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of human death all over the world. My laboratory have been focused in understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in the development of cardiac arrhythmias during an increase in the heart rate (tachycardia) and after a cardiac infarction (ischemia).

Controlling the development of this cardiac arrhythmias will dramatically improve the rate of survival after a cardiac episode.

  • Bioelectricity
  • Physiological engineering
  • Molecular and cellular cardiology