Congratulations to Natalie Harris, a graduate student, and Natalie Nielsen, an alumni graduate student, both in Dr. Caron’s Lab, for publishing paper, titled “VE-Cadherin Is Required for Cardiac Lymphatic Maintenance and Signaling”, in the journal Circulation Research. The “Natalies’” much anticipated paper focuses on the novel role of VE-cadherin in cardiac lymphatics. It will be … Read more
Yearly Archives: 2021
Congratulations to Matthew J. Flick, Ph.D., Member of McAllister Heart Institute; Associate Professor of Pathology, UNC Blood Research Center, for recently being appointed to chair the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis. An overarching objective of this meeting is to bring together biomedical practice with the biology of plasminogen activation factors, … Read more
Congratulations to Victoria L. Bautch, Ph.D., Beverly Long Chapin Distinguished Professor of Biology; Co-Director, UNC McAllister Heart Institute, for recently being appointed to the NHLBI Advisory Council of the NIH. The Council advises the NHLBI and its Director, Dr. Gary Gibbons, on research directions and funding priorities, and meets approximately 4 times/year.
Congratulations to the Lab of Frank L. Conlon, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Genetics, for publishing paper, titled “Cardiac proteomics reveals sex chromosome-dependent differences between males and females that arise prior to gonad formation”, in the journal Developmental Cell. The work from Dr. Conlon’s Lab team was co-led by postdoctoral fellow, Wei Shi. It was … Read more
Congratulations to Ju Youn Beak, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jensen’s Lab, for publishing paper, titled “The nuclear receptor ROR-alpha preserves cardiomyocyte mitochondrial function by regulating caveolin-3-mediated mitophagy”, in the journal JBC. This is a fitting send-off for Ju Youn. After four successful years at UNC, she has decided to take a position in industry. … Read more
Congratulations to the Lab of Juliane Nguyen, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Member of McAllister Heart Institute, Associate Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics, Eshelman School of Pharmacy, for publishing paper, titled “Delivering more for less: nanosized, minimal-carrier and pharmacoactive drug delivery systems”, in the journal ADDR. The work from Dr. Nguyen’s Lab team was led by … Read more
Congratulations to the Lab of William Polacheck, Ph.D., an MHI member and Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Member, Cell Biology and Physiology Curriculum, UNC Medicine; Member, Comparative Medicine Institute, NCSU, for the receipt of R35 MIRA grant from the NIH. The grant, titled, “Integrative Approaches for the Fluidic Microenvironment”, is a 5-year grant and funds … Read more
Congratulations to Silvio Antoniak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and member of the UNC Blood Research Center and UNC McAllister Heart Institute, in collaboration with James C. Bonner, Ph.D. (NCSU), for the receipt of R01 grant from the NIH’s NIEHS.
Congratulations to Li Qian, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, for recently being appointed a member of the AHA’s HBCU Scholar Mentor Program. AHA just launched the HBCU program in North Carolina this year, and Dr. Qian will be mentoring one of two North Carolina Central University (NCCU) scholars, Chisom Ezenweny. Dr. … Read more
Congratulations to the Lab of Frank L. Conlon, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Genetics, for the receipt of R01 grant from the NIH’s NHLBI. The grant, titled, “Mechanism and Function of Cardiac Transcriptional Repression Networks”, will investigate the mechanisms of the Nucleosome Remodeling and Deacetylase (NuRD) complex in heart development and human congenital heart disease.