Congratulations to Jiandong Zhang, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Jensen’s Lab, for recently completing a highly successful postdoctoral fellowship. Jiandong will begin his clinical cardiology fellowship on July 1st, but his scientific acumen and warm collegiality will be greatly missed in the McAllister Heart Institute (MHI).
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Congratulations to MHI Adjunct Faculty, Jian Liu, Ph.D., John & Deborah McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor, Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry, et al., for publishing article, titled “Investigation of the biological functions of heparan sulfate using a chemoenzymatic synthetic approach” in the journal RSC Chemical Biology. This transparent peer review article is featured … Continued
Congratulations to the lab of Ke Cheng, Ph.D., Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, NC State University and UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Adjunct Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, for publishing paper, titled “Platelet membrane and stem cell exosome hybrids enhance cellular uptake and targeting … Continued
Congratulations to 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 CDA from the AHA. Dr. Polacheck received this grant for his studies, titled, “The role of the Notch mechanosensory complex in the vascular endothelium”, … Continued
Congratulations to Hannah J. Wiedner, B.Sc., a graduate student, GMB curriculum, in the Giudice Lab, and Jimena Giudice, Ph.D., a MHI member and Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, for publishing review article, titled “It’s not just a phase: function and characteristics of RNA-binding proteins in phase separation” in Nature Structure & Molecular Biology. … Continued
Congratulations to Ke Cheng, Ph.D., Randall B. Terry, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Regenerative Medicine, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences, NC State University and UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Adjunct Professor, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, for being named a 2021 IAMBE Fellow. Dr. Cheng is one of only 26 fellows to be named by … Continued
Congratulations to the lab of Kathleen M. Caron, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology, for the receipt of R03 grant from the NIH’s NCATS. The grant, titled, “Illuminating Orphan GPCRs in Lymphatics”, is a part of the Trans-NIH Illuminating the Druggable Genome Initiative. The goal is to develop unique tools and … Continued
Congratulations to Margeaux Marbrey, a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Caron’s Lab, for recently receiving a K99/R00 pathway to independence award from NICHD. Margeaux’s project is titled “Investigating Implications of E-Cigarettes on Pregnancy Success and Reproductive Fitness”. She aims to examine how e-cigarette usage affects the initiation and progression of pregnancy and understand how e-cigarette flavorings … Continued
Congratulations to Emma R. Hinkle, a graduate student in Dr. Giudice’s Lab, for recently receiving a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA individual predoctoral fellowship (Parent F31) from NIH’s Research Training and Career Development. The fellowship provides ongoing stipend support for Emma’s project, which is investigating the interplay between alternative splicing and mechanotransduction in skeletal muscle cells … Continued
Congratulations to Natalie Harris, a graduate student in Dr. Caron’s Lab, for recently receiving a 2021 predoctoral fellowship from AHA. Natalie’s project will focus on defining the protein networks important for lymphatic endothelial cell function.