|Arjun Deb, MD|
On November 16, at the annual AHA meeting in Chicago, Arjun Deb, MD, was awarded the Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Basic Science Research Prize for Young Investigators for his work: "Wnt1 mediated dynamic injury response activates the epicardium and is critical for mammalian cardiac repair." The Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Prize is one of the oldest and prestigious awards offered by the American Heart Association and encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science. This award recognizes research involving biochemical, cellular, molecular and genetic studies in basic cardiovascular science. This is the first time in the history of the award that a researcher from the University of North Carolina has won the first prize.
Dr. Deb is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and of Cell and Molecular Physiology, and a member of the McAllister Heart Institute and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.