Sacramento Science Distilled presents: The Heart of It: Modeling for heart health and drug interactions. This is our first SSD event of 2019! We will listen to Aiyana Emigh, a PhD student in the Biophysics Graduate Group at UC Davis, discuss the difficulty in predicting which drugs will harm the heart and how to use models to identify key structural features of drugs with a range of known safety levels. We will also hear from Divya Kernik, a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group at UC Davis, on how she uses computer modeling to better understand the heart in order to predict responses to diseases and medications. This installment is presented in collaboration with Capital Science Communicators and Powerhouse Science Center.