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Message From The MHI Leadership Team

May 18, 2020

        Dear MHI Colleagues: It is with great pleasure (and quite belatedly!) that I introduce to you Delphi Bull, who has taken over as MHI Business Manager on a part-time basis. Many of you already know Delphi, as she has worked at UNC for many years, and has been Business Manager of … Continued

Janet Rubin, M.D. Awarded RO1 Grant From The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

May 4, 2020

Congratulations to Janet Rubin, M.D., Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor; Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism; Joint Professor, Pediatrics and Pharmacology; Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering, for the receipt of NIH’s NIAMS grant.   Dr. Rubin received grant to study how mesenchymal stem cells, which supply progenitors for … Continued

Biochemistry and Biophysics Graduate Student, Anna Wheless, Featured As Science Writer For The 2020 North Carolina (NC) DNA Day

May 4, 2020

Congratulations to Anna Wheless, a biochemistry and biophysics graduate student, who received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology with a concentration in Microbiology from the University of Houston–Downtown, a member of Dr. Neher’s lab since April, 2020, studying the inhibition of LPL by ANGPTL4, for being featured as a science writer for the 2020 … Continued

The Neher Lab Publishes Cryoelectron Microscopy (CryoEM) Structure In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

May 4, 2020

Congratulations to the lab of Saskia Neher, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, for publishing paper, titled “The structure of helical lipoprotein lipase reveals an unexpected twist in lipase storage”, in the journal PNAS. Researchers in Dr. Neher’s Lab have used CryoEM to solve the structure of the protein lipoprotein lipase (LPL) forming a … Continued

McAllister Heart Institute (MHI) Adjunct Faculty, Jian Liu, Ph.D., In Collaboration With Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, FRCP, Et Al. Published In The Journal Research And Practice In Thrombosis And Haemostasis (RPTH)

May 4, 2020

Congratulations to MHI Adjunct Faculty, Jian Liu, Ph.D., John & Deborah McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, in collaboration with Nigel S. Key, MB, ChB, FRCP, Harold R. Roberts Distinguished Professor; Section Chief of Hematology, Division of Hematology & Oncology; Director of the UNC Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center, et al. … Continued

Message From The MHI Leadership Team

April 22, 2020

        Dear MHI Colleagues: MHI is here to support you during these exceptional times! We hope this finds you finding time to advance aspects of your work supported remotely, supporting your trainees and staff, and taking time to take care of yourself. We are here if you have any questions or concerns. … Continued

NCSU/UNCCH Biomedical Engineering Ph.D. Student, Sandra Stangeland-Molo, Receives Honorable Mention In The National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program

April 20, 2020

Congratulations to Sandra Stangeland-Molo, a second-year Ph.D. student in Biomedical Engineering, NCSU/UNC, who received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, currently in Dr. Cole’s Lab, for recently receiving Honorable Mention in the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.  

Jacqueline H. Cole, Ph.D. Published In The Journals MethodsX and Journal of Biomechanics

April 20, 2020

Congratulations to Jacqueline H. Cole, Ph.D., Assistant Professor; Director, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University (NCSU) & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNCCH) for publishing papers, titled “A minimally invasive technique for serial intraosseous perfusion measurements in the murine tibia using laser Doppler flowmetry” and “Assessing changes in attitudes … Continued

Jonathan Schisler, M.S., Ph.D. Awarded Grant From The National Institute On Aging

April 20, 2020

Congratulations to Jonathan Schisler, M.S., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, for the receipt of grant from the National Institute On Aging. Dr. Schisler received grant to study how disease-causing mutations in key enzymes involved in protein quality control cause a loss in motor function and accelerated aging that impacts several organ systems. It is … Continued

Genetics and Molecular Biology Graduate Student, Gabrielle Gentile, And PrepScholar, Nicole Rivera, Receive Graduate Research Fellowships (GRFPs) From National Science Foundation (NSF)

April 10, 2020

Congratulations to Gabrielle Gentile, a second-year genetics and molecular biology graduate student, who received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) from the University of Pittsburgh and is currently a part of the Mechanistic and Interdisciplinary Training Program (MiBio), and to Nicole Rivera, a PrepScholar, who received her B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico Cayey, both in … Continued