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.”

New publication in Blood from Bergmeier Lab

August 22, 2018

Bergmeier Lab has a new publication in Blood: Functional redundancy between RAP1 isoforms in murine platelet production and function. This work demonstrates a crucial role for the small GTPase RAP1 in platelet production and function. Using mice deficient in one or both RAP1 isoforms, RAP1A and RAP1B, we were able to demonstrate that (1) megakaryocytes … Continued

New NIH funding for Silvio Antoniak, PhD

August 13, 2018

Silvio Antoniak, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Member of the McAllister Heart Institute, has been awarded a $1.9-million, five-year grant from the NIH-NHLBI to investigate the potential therapeutic approach in inhibiting the coagulation factor Xa or PAR2 in viral myocarditis and H1N1 influenza A virus infection. The project … Continued

New NIH funding for Griffith lab

August 7, 2018

Griffith Lab has received $2.78M funding from the National Institutes of Health for a new 5-year project: Multiscale Modeling of Clotting Risk in Atrial Fibrillation. This is a multi-institutional project involving UNC, Duke, and the University of Utah. UNC co-investigators include Dr. John Vavalle from the Division of Cardiology.

Qian receives Transformational Project Award from American Heart Association

August 3, 2018

Li Qian, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, member of the McAllister Heart Institute, has received the 2018 Transformational Project Award from the American Heart Association (AHA) with 3 years funding in the amount of $300,000 to support Qian Lab’s continued effort in using reprogramming approaches to mend broken hearts. Dr. Qian’s work in cardiac reprogramming … Continued