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Thomas Hund

  • Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • 333 W. 10th Ave
    Graves 5078
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-0755



  • B.S.E, Duke University, 1996
  • M.S., Case Western Reserve University, 2000
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2004


Key Honors and Distinctions

  • Lumley Research Award, OSU College of Engineering (2017)
  • Melissa G. Piper Distinguished Mentor Award, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, OSU Wexner Medical Center (2016)
  • Herman R. Weed Excellence in Teaching Award, OSU Department of Biomedical Engineering (2014)
  • Studying Complex Systems Scholar, James S. McDonnell Foundation (2013)
  • Research Scholar in Cardiovascular Disease, Gilead Sciences Research Scholar Program (2011)


RESEARCH AREAS – Hund Lab for Excitable Cell Engineering []

  • Bioelectricity; Molecular, cell and tissue engineering; Mathematical modeling; Cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure mechanisms





Professor Hund’s research addresses the regulation of cardiac ion channels and cell excitability with the overall objective of understanding human cardiac arrhythmia and disease mechanisms.  Studies in the lab span cardiac cell biology and electrophysiology to computational biology and mathematical modeling to murine models of cardiac arrhythmia (in vivo and ex vivo) and heart failure.  A major focus of his research is the role of the cytoskeletal protein betaIV-spectrin in organizing ion channel macromolecular complexes at the cardiomyocyte intercalated disc to regulate cell excitability. His work has received support from the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program, James S. McDonnell Foundation, and Saving tiny Hearts Society.