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March of Dimes funding for Giudice Lab

April 9, 2018

Jimena Giudice, PhD has received a Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Award from the March of Dimes Foundation. The mission of the March of Dimes Foundation is to prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Basil O’Connor Starter Scholar Research Awards support junior scientists embarking on their independent research careers. This award of … Read more

Award for Liu Lab research

March 5, 2018

Nicole Fleming, a PhD candidate in Liu Lab, has received a Congenital Heart Defect Research Award from the American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation for her work on defective ventricular growth in embryos. Her research aims to better understand pharmacological treatments that may improve heart function. Read more.

MHI Co-Director Victoria Bautch, PhD, receives NIH Outstanding Investigator Award

February 15, 2018

Victoria Bautch, PhD, has been awarded $6.5 million from the National Institutes of Health and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute. The award will enable the Bautch Lab to study the molecular and cellular control of angiogenesis, a naturally occurring process responsible for the formation and growth of blood vessels. Read the full story.

Conlon Lab research in Cell Reports

February 15, 2018

Cell Reports publishes “Initiating Events in Direct Cardiomyocyte Reprogramming,” new research from Frank Conlon, PhD, in collaboration with the labs of McAllister’s Li Qian, PhD, and Ileana Cristea, PhD of Princeton. Access the paper or read an overview of the new research.

New NIH grant for Liu Lab

February 9, 2018

Jiandong Liu, PhD has received a $2 million research grant from the NIH for his project “Molecular regulation of ventricular chamber maturation.” In September 2017, he received one year of funding from the NIH for a related project. The new funding demonstrates the NIH’s continuing commitment to supporting Dr. Liu’s research.

NIH funding for multidisciplinary McAllister group

January 22, 2018

A multidisciplinary research group from McAllister Heart Institute was awarded a competitive renewal of their R01 from the NHLBI to further develop Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) ultrasound for noninvasively characterizing the structure and composition of carotid atherosclerotic plaque for assessing stroke risk. The research team spans several investigators and departments within McAllister Heart Institute: … Read more

McAllister Heart Institute receives funding to advance novel therapy for heart failure

January 4, 2018

A $1.9 million NIH grant will enable new studies of alpha-1-adrenergic receptors in the heart. Brian Jensen, MD, an associate professor in the division of cardiology and the department of pharmacology, and member of the McAllister Heart Institute, will serve as principal investigator for research that considers how metabolic alterations provide cardioprotection. Read more here.