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Graduate Research Assistant, Benjamin Keepers, Prepares To Defend Doctor Of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Thesis

March 22, 2022

Congratulations to Benjamin Keepers, a graduate research assistant, who received his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Rutgers University, currently in Dr. Qian’s Lab, for preparing to defend Ph.D. thesis. Ben’s Ph.D. Defense, titled ““A Change of Heart: Novel Approaches to Direct Cardiac Reprogramming”, is scheduled for April 18, 2022, in … Continued

Robert Wirka, M.D. Publishes In The Journal Circulation

February 8, 2022

Congratulations to Robert Wirka, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology and Physiology, Division of Cardiology, for publishing a paper, titled “ZEB2 Shapes the Epigenetic Landscape of Atherosclerosis”, in the journal Circulation. This co-first author paper was based off of some of the work Dr. Wirka did as a post-doc during his Cardiology Fellowship … Continued

The Bahnson Research Group Publishes In Biomaterials Science, A Journal Of The Royal Society Of Chemistry

February 8, 2022

Congratulations to the Lab of Edward Moreira Bahnson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology, Center for Nanotechnology, for publishing paper, titled “Antioxidant Response Activating nanoParticles (ARAPas) localize to atherosclerotic plaque and locally activate the Nrf2 pathway” in Biomaterials Science, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In this work, led by postdoctoral fellow … Continued

The Bautch Lab Publishes In The Journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

January 25, 2022

Congratulations to the Lab of Victoria L. Bautch, Ph.D., Beverly Long Chapin Distinguished Professor of Biology; Co-Director, UNC McAllister Heart Institute, for publishing their exciting review of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling in blood vessels in the journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. The work from Dr. Bautch’s Lab was led by Cell Biology and … Continued

The Polacheck Lab Publishes A New Microfluidic Platform For Vascular Biology In Biofabrication

January 25, 2022

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 publishing a new microfluidic platform for vascular biology in Biofabrication. Dr. Gi-Hun Lee and colleagues in the lab addressed shortcomings with previous vascular organ-on-chip … Continued

Jonathan Schisler, M.S., Ph.D., In Collaboration With Matthew Wolfgang, Ph.D., Selected As Finalists For The 2022 Creativity Hub Award

January 25, 2022

Congratulations to Jonathan Schisler, MS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, in collaboration with Matthew Wolfgang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, for being selected as finalists for the 2022 Creativity Hub Award. Their research creativity hub, CTSB-RID (Center for Therapeutic Systems Biology of Respiratory Infections Diseases), seeking a better understanding of the … Continued

Brian C. Jensen M.D., In Collaboration With Current and Former McAllister Heart Institute Members, Publishes In The Journal Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine

January 25, 2022

Congratulations to Brian C. Jensen, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, in collaboration with current and former MHI members, Silvio Antoniak, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, also a member of the UNC Blood Research Center, and Zhaokang Cheng, Ph.D., former postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Taylor’s Lab and current Postdoctoral Research … Continued