Dr. Ai joined to Krannert Institute of Cardiology/Indiana University in 2010 as Assistant Research Professor. He received his M.D. at Osaka Medical College, and Ph.D. at Kyoto University in Japan. He has completed his clinical cardiac electrophysiology training at Kyoto University Hospital, and his postdoctoral training at University of Missouri. Dr. Ai has been interested in clinical and basic research in cardiac electrophysiology, focusing on genetic arrhythmia such as Long-QT syndrome and Brugada syndrome. Recently, Dr. Ai co-discovered a new gene related to the mechanism of Long-QT syndrome (LQT12). His research goal is to explore the role of ion channel and ion channel modifier proteins in heritable arrhythmic syndromes, which can lead to the development of new therapeutic strategy of cardiac arrhythmias.