Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
- Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Calgary, 2011
- B.Sc. Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, 2005
Patrick Boyle starts this fall as an assistant professor. He was recently an assistant research professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he held appointments in the biomedical engineering department and the Institute for Computational Medicine. His research in computational cardiology involves the development and application of computational simulations of the human heart to advance understanding of the underlying mechanisms of lethal cardiac arrhythmias. His work also focuses on optogenetics, which uses photosensitive proteins to enable light-based stimulation of cells and modification of electrical activity with the aim of replacing conventional anti-arrhythmic treatments.
He has received over $200K in grant funding from the American Heart Association to understand the mechanisms of persistent atrial fibrillation, a disease that affects millions of Americans. He regularly speaks at national and international conferences on novel strategies for using computational methods to better understand and treat arrhythmias. He is a fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and has published over 40 papers in peer-reviewed research journals.