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Education & Training

Post-doc, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Molecular and Developmental Biology, 1995

PhD, New York Medical College, Experimental Pathology, 1992

MS, New York Medical College, Experimental Pathology, 1988

BS, State University of New York Cortland, Biology and Physical Education (Exercise Science), 1986

 

 

 

Awards/ Honors

2020             Invited speaker at Inaugural World CRISPR Day

2019              J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Vascular Biology

2014             ATVB Special Recognition Award in Vascular Biology

2009-18        Adjunct Professorship, Xi’an University, China

2007             Tenured at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

2007             Inducted into the Gates-Chili High School Hall of Fame

2003-07        Established Investigator of the American Heart Association

2001             Elected as Fellow of the American Heart Association

1997             Manitowoc Heart-A-Rama Research for Life Award-AHA, Wisconsin Affiliate

1993             Post-Doctoral National Research Service Award, National Institutes of Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation

1992             Martha Lucas Pate, PhD Memorial Award

 

 

 

Funding

Title: “Transcriptional control of myocardin and the MYOCARDome“
Type: NIH R01HL138987-01A1
Agency: NIH
Period: 07/01/18 – 06/30/22
Role: Principal Investigator

Title: “Role of smooth muscle calponin in vascular pathobiology”
Type: NIH R01HL136224-01A
Agency: NIH
Period: 12/15/18 – 10/31/22
Role: Principal Investigator

Title:  Function and regulation of TSPAN2 in vascular disease”
Type: NIH HL139794-01A1
Agency: NIH
Period: 01/18/19 – 12/31/22.
Role: Co-Investigator

Title: “Regulation and function of SRF in vascular pathobiology”
Type: NIH R01HL147476-01
Agency: NIH
Period: 03/05/19 – 01/31/23
Role: Principal Investigator