Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor of Engineering
In 2004, Professor Rudy came to Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) from Case Western Reserve University, where he had been a member of the faculty since 1980.
In 2008, Professor Rudy became the Hein J.J. Wellens Distinguished Professor in Cardiology at the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands. In this role, Professor Rudy will conduct workshops on cardiac electrophysiology at the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM) from September 2008 through May 2009. He will also host visiting scientists from Maastricht University in his WUSTL laboratory as part of a collaboration for heart research.
Using computational biology, Professor Rudy researches the mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and tissue levels that underly normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms, particularly those that lead to sudden cardiac death. He has also developed a novel, non-invasive imaging modality for mapping cardiac activation and arrhythmias called electrocardiographic imaging.
Professor Rudy is currently the director of the Cardiac Bioelectricity and Arrhythmia Center