New volume from MHI researcher Jonathan Schisler

December 17, 2018

Jonathan Schisler, PhD is an editor, along with Monte Willis (Indiana University) and Cecelia Yates (University of Pittsburgh) of a new book, Fibrosis in Disease: An Organ-based Guide to Disease Pathophysiology and Therapeutic Considerations (Humana Press, 2019)

2019 AHA Fellowships for MHI Postdocs

December 17, 2018

Several MHI postdocs have received postdoctoral fellowships from the American Heart Association. Congratulations to all! Danielle Berlin, postdoctoral fellow at Bautch Lab, received a fellowship for her project Centrosome Number as a Regulator of Endothelial Cell-Cell Junctions and Lumenization. Simone Rossi of Griffith Lab  received a fellowship for her project Experimental and Computational Biomechanics of … Continued

Mentoring awards for MHI faculty

December 12, 2018

Kathleen Caron, Chris Mack, and Joan Taylor are recipients of the inaugural Excellence in Basic Science Mentoring Award from the Office of Graduate Education.This new award recognizes these faculty members’ dedication to graduate training. Faculty were nominated by current and former students. Faculty members also submitted letters of support, and a committee of graduate education … Continued

Li Qian Appointed Associate Director of MHI

November 12, 2018

Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, will serve as the associate director of the McAllister Heart Institute (MHI), a role that will allow her to work closely with Victoria Bautch, PhD, and Rick Stouffer, MD, co-directors of MHI, to support the basic cardiovascular and translational research efforts of the institute. Read … Continued

New PNAS publication for Conlon Lab

October 24, 2018

Conlon Lab and former post doc Chris Slagel, in collaboration with Ivan Moskowitz’s lab (University of Chicago), have a new publication in PNAS demonstrating that cardiac signaling is required for the initiation of lung formation in air breathing vertebrates: Evolutionarily conserved Tbx5–Wnt2/2b pathway orchestrates cardiopulmonary development.

$2.8-million NIH Funding for Griffith Lab

October 11, 2018

Boyce Griffith, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics, member of the McAllister Heart Institute, and Adjunct Faculty in the Departments of Applied Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, has received a $2.8-million award from the National Institutes of Health for a new 5-year project, Multiscale Modeling of Clotting Risk in Atrial Fibrillation. Read more here.

MHI Seminar Series, Fall 2018

October 2, 2018

Please come out and support the Fall Seminar Series 2018. We have some amazing speakers coming to speak. We hope to see you there. Review flyers for details. 2018 Seminar Series Flyer_Sept-December

Postdoc award for Zhou Yang (Qian Lab)

September 24, 2018

Zhou Yang, postdoc in Qian Lab, was selected to receive the Postdoctoral Award for Research Excellence for the 2018-2019 academic year.

New NIH funding for Drs. Jian Liu & Rafal Pawlinski

September 6, 2018

Two UNC scientists, Jian Liu, Distinguished Professor in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, Division of Chemical Biology & Medicinal Chemistry and Rafal Pawlinski, Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Member of McAllister Heart Institute, have been awarded a 1.6-million, four-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic effect … Continued

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship for Raju Khatri (Lee Lab)

August 29, 2018

Raju Khatri, PhD, DABT, a postdoctoral fellow in Craig Lee’s laboratory has been awarded a 2-year AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project “Predicting Maternal Changes in Antihypertensive Drug Metabolism and Exposure During Pregnancy.”