Published November 18, 2022
We are excited to welcome a new faculty member to our department — Kedar Aras, PhD.
After a highly competitive and rigorous search, Dr. Aras was selected due to his outstanding accomplishments in research and teaching and his strong potential to promote department-, school-, and university-wide collaborations.
Dr. Aras has been appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, effective Nov. 1, 2022.
Dr. Aras comes to UB from George Washington University, where he did postdoctoral training in cardiac electrophysiology.
He received his doctoral degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Utah and a Master of Science degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Aras is the recipient of the prestigious NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence award and his lab at UB will focus on investigating the role of obesity and metabolic syndrome in promoting cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death.
“I am thrilled to join the University at Buffalo community and look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with other Jacobs School faculty and students on making biomedical discoveries to advance scientific knowledge and promote health,” Dr. Aras said.
Dr. Aras joins the UB community with his wife, Holly, a clinical psychologist, who works with children with autism, and their 3-year-old son, Avi.
We wish Dr. Aras the best in all his future endeavors.
— The Department of Physiology and Biophysics