Dai receives career development from Internal Medicine mentors

Dao-Fu Dai, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Pathology and Radiation Oncology, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Dai will investigate how cystic fibrosis (CF) affects heart rhythm disorder. Although his primary appointment is in a different department, Dai will work under the mentorship of E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD; […]

Zhang focuses on oncometabolite’s role in heart failure

Yuan Zhang, PhD, associate in Endocrinology and Metabolism, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Zhang’s project, “2-Hydroxyglutate mediates cardiac remodeling induced by mitochondrial stress,” seeks to understand how cardiac metabolism affects heart function. Zhang is a member of the Abel Laboratory. This is the second of three AHA CDAs […]

Ait-Aissa to examine pathway for prevention of radiation-induced cognitive dysfunction

Karima Ait-Aissa, PhD, assistant research professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). A member of the lab of Isabella Grumbach, MD, PhD, Ait-Aissa plans to examine the mechanisms that lead to radiation-induced blood-brain barrier damage, a major contributor of cognitive dysfunction. “As a young investigator, […]

Boudreau Lab to improve mRNA measurement methods

Ryan Boudreau, PhD, associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a two-year $200,000 Innovative Project Award (IPA) from the American Heart Association. The project aims to improve methods for examining gene expression changes in heart disease, and the work will largely be spearheaded by Jared McLendon, PhD, a senior post-doctoral research fellow in the Boudreau Lab […]

Li earns AHA career development award

Qiuxia (Lisa) Li, PhD, associate in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000, Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Li will use this funding to investigate how Sirtuin1 in endothelium affects peripheral insulin-sensitive tissues. “Endothelial dysfunction and inflammation is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and co-exists with insulin resistance,” Li said. “Sirtuin1 […]

Doddapattar earns AHA career development award

Prakash Doddapattar, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the Chauhan Lab, earned a three-year, $231,000 Career Development Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). Doddapattar’s application was ranked below 1 percentile, indicating it was among the very best. Doddapattar will use the funds to investigate the mechanisms by which myeloid cell-specific metabolic enzyme, Pyruvate kinase M2 […]