Jonathan Silva, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering, has been selected to serve as a permanent member of the Electrical Signaling, Ion Transport and Arrhythmias Study Section with the Center for Scientific Review. His term will begin on July 1.

"Serving on the study section is an exciting opportunity to apply my combined experimental and computational background to help identify the best science for funding," Silva said.

Silva was recognized for his "demonstrated competence and achievement in his scientific discipline." Silva's research applies computational and biophysical methods to improve arrhythmia treatments. His most recent paper shared his lab's findings following the development of the first computational model that identified situations where a popular drug used to treat arrhythmia will be successful.

As a member of the study section, Silva will have the opportunity to contribute to the nation's biomedical research effort through the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study section reviews grant applications, makes recommendations to the advisory boards and oversees research in the field.

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