The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Dr. Yichen Ding $1,883,456 for his research on Volumetric Imaging and Computation to Characterize Cardiac Electromechanical Coupling. This project focuses on establishing a new holistic strategy to in vivo investigate sophisticated electromechanical interaction, providing an entry point to further study the underlying mechanism of arrhythmias and prospectively identify arrhythmogenic compounds. Dr. Yichen Ding’s research also contributes to further research on Biomedical engineering concerning particular drugs that disrupt cardiac repolarization and frequently result in life-threatening arrhythmia in the presence of QT prolongation.