Rob MacLeod, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI).
Associate Director, Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and
Training Institute (CVRTI)
Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor of Bioengineering. which is part of the
College of Engineering
Associate Director of the Comprehensive
Arrhythmia Research and MAnagament (CARMA) Center , a new center
dedicated to research and clinical care of patients with atrial arrhythmia.
Research Associate Professor of
Division of Cardiology, which is part of the School of
Co-Director, NIH/NIGMS Center for
Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)
PETA kills 90% of its shelter animals. The best definition
of hypocrisy that I can think of.
The physics of Guinness, it is all about the nitrogen!
Biomedical Research Workforce Working Group Report
from the NIH.
- The Body Weight Simulator
from Dr. Kevin Hall's research group at the NIDDK and published
as part of The Lancet series on obesity.
SCIx, the first open house at SCI. Huge success!
The importance of stupidity in scientific research by Martin Schwartz,
a very insightful and liberating article for grad students and all
those who live with them.
Rob's work calendar See it and be happy for me that I am so busy.
- The care and maintenance of
your adviser , an article from Nature for all (my) graduate
Pro-Test group at UCLA an organization supporting the humane and
approprate use of animals for biomedical research.
Niel and his team with business competion also as
and pdf file
on atrial fibrillation project on the College of Engineering web
Labor statistics for engineers, comparing employment and wages for
all engineering disciplines.
National Academy of Sciences Report on Interdisciplinary
Research, and a summary article from the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Night view of the world a terrific image.
The benefits of
chocolate for cardiovascular health.
The latest on water consumption. Do we drink enough?
Bioengineering/Physiology 6000 (Spring 2009): Physiology for
Bioengineering/Physiology 6003 (Fall 2010): Cellular Electrophysiology and
- Instructors: Rob MacLeod, Steve Poelzing, John Bridge,
Bonnie Punske, Alonso Moreno, Frank Sacshe, Michael
Sanguinetti, John White, and Mark Warren
- Register as regular course, 3 credit hours, Bioen 6003
- Course web site
- Course Announcements
Bioengineering 6060 (Fall 2011): Presentations
Bioengineering 6061 (Spring 2012): Presentations
Bioengineering/Physiology 6460 (Fall 2009): Electrophysiology and
Bioengineering 6900-009 (Spring 2012): Biomedical Technology in
Anesthestia and Critical Care
See here for more detailed descriptions and images.
- Electrocardiographic Mapping:
- The recording and analyzing multi-lead bioelectric data, especially
body surface potential mapping (BSPM), heart surface (epicardial)
electrograms, and intramural potential distributions.
- Cardiac Electrophysiology:
- The examination of hyper-acute cardiac ischemia and its effects on
membrane resting potential, excitability, recovery, and conduction
abnormalities. The detection of local changes in cardiac
repolarization and their role in the genesis and maintenance of
cardiac rhythm disturbances.
- Computational Electrophysiology:
- The use of computer simulations of the relationship between
body-surface potentials (ECGs) and the electrical activity on the
surface of the heart (forward and inverse problems in
electrocardiography) to reveal and localize electrocardiographic
phenomena in normal and pathological states.
- Scientific Visualization:
- Development of novel computer graphics tools for the display of
multichannel bioelectric data, especially the incorporation of
computational tools within the graphics environment for the
interactive analysis of large datasets.
- Bioelectric Signal Processing:
- The application of modern signal processing techniques such as
temporal and spatial wavelets, three-dimensional interpolation
techniques, and statistical estimation to electrocardiographic data
with the goal of better signal
characterization and the extraction of physiologically important
features and parameters. Software design and implementation of
large scale processing and analysis tools for biomedical signals.
- Cardiac Arrhythmias:
- Rhythm disturbances of the heart is a huge topic and my specific
areas of interest are atrial fibrillation (AF) and ventricular
defibrillation. Projects related to AF are described at the
CARMA website and also as driving
biomedical projects in the
CIBC and the
National Alliance for Medical Image Computing or NA-MIC.
- Myocardial Ischemia:
- This is another disease state of the heart that arises when blood
flow is in some way compromised to those vessels supporting the
heart. This is the physiology of heart attacks and our approaches
include basic electrophysiology, computational cardiology, and even
clinical applications (at least once we are smart enough to say
Links to group research (past and present)
The Current Grad Student Team
Other Team members, collaborators and labs
Links to other materials and topics:
Bicycle Info and Links
Bioengineering Department Material
Grants and granting agencies
Literature references: how to find and managing
Miscellaneous information links
NIH/NIGMS for Center for Integrative Biomedical
Materials from talks
Papers and publications
People: friends, students, colleagues, and
Research groups and Resources
Research results and images
SCI web pages
Travel links and information
Personal info and links
Organizations I support
- Snail Mail:
- Dr. Rob MacLeod
- University of Utah, SCI Institute
- Warnock Engineering Building
- 72 South Central Campus Drive, Room 3705
- Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
- Phone: (801) 585-7596
- Fax: (801) 585-6513
- Warnock Engineering Building, Room 4602
Where to find me
- SCI/Bioengineering: The Warnock Engineering Building
- CVRTI: The Nora Eccles Harrison Bldg
- School of Medicine and Cardiology
For more maps of the campus,
visit the University of Utah
Last update: Sat Nov 5 08:21:31 2011 by Rob Macleod