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Open Paws Pantry logo

Vascular Biology Center takes 1st place during the five day competition “Win the Feud, Give Some Food” with the largest amount of items donated to the Open Paws Pantry (October 3-7, 2022). Donations directly benefit AU students.

The Open Paws Pantry is FREE to all students. All food and non-food items are accepted but many of the needs are grab-and-go food, toiletries, and microwavable food items.

Open Paws Pantry Flyer

VBC for Open Paws Pantry

Front: Candee Barris, Karl Diaz-Sanders, Brand Goo, Zsuzsanna Bordan, Josue Zambrano-Carrasco

Middle: Maria Blahove, Cody Rosewater, Zach Brown, Tayler Kress, Suhib Alhusban

Back: David Kim, Steve Haigh, Drew Speese

 

VBC Award plaque for Open Paws Pantry

 

MCG scientists find new target in fight against heart disease

December 30, 2022WJBF.com | News Channel 6

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States…and in the CSRA. Scientists at MCG have discovered a new target in the treatment of the incurable disease. And regulating that target could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year. Coronary artery disease- the most common type of heart disease- occurs when cholesterol and fat block the passage of blood flow to your heart. Scientists at MCG have found that the smooth muscle cells that give those blood vessels strength respond by getting bigger and multiplying. Unfortunately, this further contributes to the disease.

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The 2022 T32 student researchers include, from left, Candee Barris, Drew Speese, Katie Anne Fopiano and Karl Diaz-Sanders.

.The NIH-funded, highly competitive T32 training grant currently supports the PhD work of four graduate students: Candee Barris, Drew Speese, Katie Anne Fopiano and Karl Diaz-Sanders. 

Prestigious NIH grant supports Augusta University student researchers

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AU Days of Service

Team VBC, lead by Captain, Candee Barris, joins Augusta University Annual Days of Service to raise money for the final event held Nov 12th at SRP Park in North Augusta, CSRA Walk for Water

Every day, millions of women and children in developing countries walk nearly 4 miles to retrieve water for their family’s daily needs. In most cases, even after walking for miles and miles, the water they have to drink is contaminated. Our walk will simulate this trek to raise awareness of the global water crisis here in our community. Each participant will start the walk with an empty bucket. About halfway through, they will fill that bucket with water and complete the remainder of the course. We hope that all participants end the walk with a better understanding of the daily challenges people around the world face in search of something that we often take for granted – water. The CSRA Walk for Water 2022 will bring together teams of participants from both sides of the Savannah River and all walks of life as we boldly battle the global water crisis, which affects 2.1 billion people around the world. Together, we can make a real difference by bringing safe water to people in need.

left to right- Eric, Brandee, Karl, Drew, Gabor.

 

Left to right - Eric Belin de Chantemele, Brandee Goo, Karyl Holliday, Drew Speese, Gabor Csayni 

 

 

 

 

 

 left to right- Brandee, Eric, Drew, Gabor, an event organizer, Karl.

 

 

Left to right- Brandee Goo, Eric Belin de Chantemele, Drew Speese, Gabor Csanyi, an event organizer, Karyl Holiday

 

 

 

 

Maria Blahove, PhD

Excellent Work!

Graduate student, Maria Blahove who is mentored by Dr. Gabor Csanyi, received The Anthony Shuker Scientific Poster Award at the

Center for Global Health Innovation (CGHI) Bio Innovation Summit held October 11th in Atlanta, GA.

Maria’s project is a collaboration between Gabor Csanyi, PhD and Brian Stansfield, MD.

Maria Blahove, PhD research picture

 

Karl Diaz Sanders

Karl Diaz-Sanders featured for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Graduate Student, Karl Diaz-Sanders (Sullivan lab) is featured on The Graduate School Facebook and Instagram during National Hispanic Heritage Month.

"Karl Diaz-Sanders is a second year PhD student here at AU! He is working toward a Doctorate in Vascular Biology. When he isn't in his lab, he loves playing the drums! Karl is most proud of his recent talk he gave at a conference where he was able to highlight his research (as a first year PhD student!) He chose AU because of the holistic approach to wellness, specifically the economic wellness provided by affordable tuition and the educational wellness provided by the great faculty. Karl's favorite resource for grads is the Center for Writing Excellence, which offers one-on-one writing support. Karl is excited to be featured during National Hispanic Heritage Month because he wants to be a representations of the values within the Chicano community in healthcare! He ultimately hopes to work in immunology with the National Institute for Health." - Instagram Post from the Graduate School.

Bernard Ogola

Welcome to the VBC!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Benard Ogola joined our faculty as Assistant Professor on June 1, 2022. Dr. Ogola received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy in Amarillo, Texas. His research interest is focused on understanding the role of sex chromosomes contribution to cardiovascular disease including arterial stiffening. We look forward to learning more of his research investigating the interplay of sex hormones and chromosomes and their impact on vascular function to identify novel targets for hormone therapy in cardiovascular disease. Take a moment to visit Dr. Ogola in his lab CB-3205. He may have a box you can unpack.

 

Congratulations to our 2022 Graduates!

Kareem Abdelsaid

Kareem Abdelsaid, mentored by Dr. Tohru Fukai and Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai, successfully defended his thesis entitled “Cu Transporter ATP7A and Extracellular SOD Function in Adaptive Angiogenesis and Regeneration of Skeletal Muscles in Response to Exercise or Injury:  Role of Exosomes”. Dr. Abdelsaid is now a postdoctoral fellow at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

 

 

 

Caleb Padgett

Caleb Padgett, mentored by Dr. David Stepp, successfully defended his thesis entitled “The Roles of Circadian Disruption and Reactive Oxygen Species Overproduction in the Development of Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Disease”. Dr. Padgett will now pursue an MD beginning Fall semester at The Medical College of Georgia.

Great results from hard work. Well done!

New Students Summer 2022

Welcome, New Graduate Students!

Maria Blahove, Zach Brown, Cody Rosewater, Mitch Shivers, Josue Zambrano-Carrasco

Front Row: Josue Zambrano-Carrasco, Dr. David Stepp, Maria Blahove, Dr. Huabo Su, Mitch Shivers                                                                                                  Back Row: Zach Brown, Dr. David Fulton, Dr. Gabor Csanyi, Cody Rosewater

Qian Ma with mentor Dr. Huo

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology and The American Heart Association Investigator in Training Award

Postdoctoral fellow Qian Ma, Dr. Yuqing Huo's lab, was selected to receive ATVB Investigators In Training Award at the Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine 2022 Scientific Sessions held in Seattle, WA May 12-14, 2022.

Congratulations Dr. Ma!

AHA Cardio-Oncology Meeting 2022

 

American Heart Association Cardio-Oncology Strategically Focused Research Network

A prestigious group gathered on our campus for the American Heart Association Cardio-Oncology Strategically Focused Research Network Semiannual Meeting. It was last summer when the AHA announced this new network on disparities in cardio-oncology that is pursuing the intersection of heart disease and cancer, common conditions that share common risks like obesity and chronic inflammation, with the goal of better understanding the dynamics and how to better identify and address this intersection which disproportionately affects underrepresented populations. MCG, Boston University School of Medicine, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania are the institutions selected for this important initiative.

AHA Cardio-Oncology Meeting 2022

CSRA AHA Heart Ball 2022

CSRA AHA Heart Ball

In more than 150 communities across the country, Heart Ball supporters unite with a shared purpose to raise the critical funds we need to ensure our work continues. Throughout our campaign we celebrate our milestones, we thank our sponsors and we honor our heroes. We come together to achieve something bigger than ourselves. 

Reem Atawia, Benard Ogola and Caleb Padgett pose with their EB 2022 awards

Kudos Experimental Biology 2022 Awardees

  • APS Cardiovascular Section Clinical Science Young Investigator Award – Reem Atawia
  • APS Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Postdoctoral Trainee Finalist – Benard Ogola
  • APS Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award – Caleb Padgett

Go Red for women's Day

February 4, 2022 is the Annual American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Day to increase women’s heart health awareness. Most heart disease and stroke deaths are preventable, cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat.

Team VBC, lead by Captain, Candee Barris, joins Augusta University Annual Days of Service to raise money for the final event held Nov 6th at SRP Park in North Augusta, Walk to End Alzheimer’s

AU Days of Service - 2021

Team VBC, lead by Captain, Candee Barris, joins Augusta University Annual Days of Service to raise money for the final event held Nov 6th at SRP Park in North Augusta, Walk to End Alzheimer’s

An estimated 55 million people worldwide are living with dementia. In the United States alone, more than 6 million have Alzheimer’s, and over 11 million are providing unpaid care. The Association addresses this crisis by providing education and support to the millions who face dementia every day, while advancing critical research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

VBC Walk to end Alzheimers

 Team VBC left to right -  FRONT: Laszlo Kovacs, Candee Barris, Brandee Goo, unknown.

BACK: Taylor Kress, Anita Kovacs-Kasa, Jessica Faulkner, Eric Belin de Chantemele, Manuela Bartoli, Gabor Csanyi

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VBC Walk to end Alzheimers
VBC Walk to end Alzheimers
VBC Walk to end Alzheimers

 

Belin de Chantemele

Congratulations Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemèle!

Dr. Belin de Chantemele received the 2021 AURI Outstanding Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award.

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele

Congratulations Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemèle!

Dr. Belin de Chantemèle is to Present the Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lecture during the Experimental Biology 2021 Conference held April 27-30.

This award honors early-career achievement in physiology and is given to an APS member younger than 42 or who is fewer than eight years from the start of the first faculty or staff research scientist position beyond postdoctoral training. Dr. Belin de Chantemèle’s lecture is Obesity-Associate Cardiovascular Disease: The exposed Secret of the Sexes.

 

 

GRD 2021 awards

(left to right) Qiuhua Yang, Taylor Kress, Caleb Padgett, Candee Barris, Reem Atawia & Robert Batori

 

Drs. Stepp and Padgett 2021 awards

Dr. David Stepp & Caleb Padgett

36th Annual Graduate Research Day

Ji Cheng Memorial & Phi Kappa Phi Award for Excellence in Research by a Biomedical Sciences student in the early years of training
– Candee Barris

The Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student – Taylor Kress

Program & Discipline Award for Excellence in Research – Vascular Biology – Caleb Padgett

Award for Excellence in Research by a Postdoctoral Fellow (poster)
- 2nd place – Robert Batori
- 3rd place – Qiuhua Yang

Award for Excellence in Research by a Postdoctoral Fellow (oral)
- 1st place – Reem Atawia

AMERICAN HEART ASSOC. PREDOCTORAL & POSTDOCTORAL AWARDEES:

Predoctoral Fellow Awardees:  Taylor Kress

Postdoctoral Fellow Awardees:  Qiuhua Yang, and Reem Atawia

 

Drs. Belin with Kress, Barris and Atawia

(l to r) Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele with students Taylor Kress, Candee Barris, & Postdoctoral Fellow Reem Atawia

 

Drs. Batori & Fulton

Postdoctoral fellow Robert Batori & Dr. David Fulton

Dr. Rudolf Lucas

Congratulations to Rudolf Lucas!

Rudolf Lucas, PhD received an Intramural Grants Program (IGP) award for his project entitled: Restoration of ENaC Blunts SARS-CoV2S Protein-Induced Lung Endothelial Dysfunction

Congratulations to Dr. Lucas and his team!

Caleb Padgett

Congrats to Vascular Biology PhD candidate, Caleb Padgett

 
PhD Student Brings Joy to Patients in the Georgia Cancer Center

Dr. Rudolf Lucas

Congratulations to Rudolf Lucas!

Rudolf Lucas, PhD received an Intramural Grants Program (IGP) award for his project entitled: Restoration of ENaC Blunts SARS-CoV2S Protein-Induced Lung Endothelial Dysfunction

Congratulations to Dr. Lucas and his team!

Caleb Padgett

Congrats to Vascular Biology PhD candidate, Caleb Padgett

 
PhD Student Brings Joy to Patients in the Georgia Cancer Center

Dr. Yuqing Huo

Congratulations to Dr. Yuqing Huo!

Dr. Huo was awarded the 2020 AURI Distinguished Researcher Award.

Research interests

  • Examination of metabolic effect on leukocyte recruitment and activation
  • fibroblast activation
  • activation and proliferation of vascular cells in animal models of atherosclerosis
  • thrombosis
  • diabetes/obesity
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • retinopathy
  • cardiac hypertrophy
  • renal fibrosis

Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Congratulations!

Ruth B. Caldwell, PhD received the 2020 AURI Research Lifetime Achievement Award.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms that control microvascular growth and permeability barrier function
  • Mechanisms that regulate the expression and signal transduction functions of VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor) and PEDF (pigment epithelial derived factor).

 

Dr. Yuqing Huo


 

 

 

 

Dr. David Stepp

Congratulations to MCG Faculty Senate Awardees, Drs. Yuqing Huo & David Stepp!

Yuqing Huo, MD, PhD, Professor of Cellular Biology and Anatomy received the 2020 Basic Science Research Award

 

 

 

David Stepp, PhD, Professor of Physiology received the Outstanding Faculty Award

Atawia-Reem Postdoc picture

Congratulations!

Dr. Reem Atawia, Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Belin de Chantemele’s lab has been awarded a one year Postdoctoral Fellowship from the American Physiological Society (APS)

“Perivascular Adipose Tissue Regulates Endothelial Function And Glucose Disposal Via Leptin-Control Of the endothelial PFKFB3-Nox1 pathway”

Jie Li, PhD 

Congratulations!

Jie Li, PhD
Assistant Professor

Jr Faculty Award 1st Place Oral Presentation

"Ubiquitin-fold modifier 1 (Ufm1), a small protein modifier with big impact on pathological cardiac remodeling"

Academy of Cardiovascular Research Excellence (ACRE)
Acta Pharmacologica Sinica (APS)
Research Symposium 2020

Eric Belin de Cantemele, PhD 

Congratulations!

Eric Belin de Chantmele, PhD
Associate Professor

RO1 Score of 2 percentile!!

"Ubiquitin-fold modifier 1 (Ufm1), a small protein modifier with big impact on pathological cardiac remodeling"

Head shot of Robert Batori 

AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award Begins January 2020

Robert Batori, PhD
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD

"Novel roles of PFKFB3 in mediating nitric oxide syntheses and endothelial dysfunction in obesity" 

Huiping Lin gets Travel Award at AHA 2019

ATVB Travel Award for Basic Science Abstracts Oral Presentation

2019 AHA Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia.

Huiping Lin
Mentor:  Gábor Csányi, PhD

"Receptor-independent Ldl Macropinocytosis By Macrophages Contributes To The Pathogenesis Of Atherosclerosis"

photo of Archita Das

Top score in Best Poster Award at AHA 2019

Archita Das
Mentors: Drs. Masuko and Tohru Fukai

“Cu Importer CTR1 is a Redox Sensor That Promotes VEGFR2 Signaling and Angiogenesis”. 

 

Intramural Grants Program Award (IGP)

The purpose of the IGP is to assist Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University faculty members in competing successfully for major research funding from external sponsors. This award is administered through the Division of Sponsored Program Administration on behalf of the Office of Vice President for Research.

After a rigorous application review, this year VBC has racked up the awards!

Dr. Su

 

Huabo Su
"Novel Post-Translational Mechanisms Regulating Mitochondrial Homeostasis in the Adult Heart."

 

 

 

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele

 

Eric Belin de Chantemele, Jennifer Sullivan & Wendy Bollag
"The Role of Aldosterone in High Fat Diet-Induced Hypertension in Males and Females.

 

 

 

Dr. Weintraub

 

Neal Weintraub & Lufei Young
"Investigator-Initiated Pilot Study to Evaluate Preclinical Effects of Nicotinamide Riboside in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm."

Dr. Brian Stansfield

Brian Stansfield Featured on WJBF

 

Watch the News Report on WJBF

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento  

2019 Stephanie Watts Career Development Award Finalist

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, PhD 

As a finalist, Dr. Bruder do Nascimento will be attending the AHA Hypertension 2019 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA in September to compete for this coveted award. The Stephanie Watts Career Development Award was established to honor the advocacy work of Dr. Stephanie Watts, an active member of the Council on Hypertension, who has always advocated for the needs of the many trainees associated with the Council.

Bhupesh Singla, PhD

NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99)

Bhupesh Singla, PhD, 
Postdoctoral Fellow 
Lab: Gabor Csanyi, PhD


Submission Title: 
Regulation of Lymphangiogenesis by Thrombospondin 1

The purpose of this program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers or clinician-scientists from mentored research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers.

Alec Davila, MD/PhDAluya Oseghale, PhDShirley Li, PhD 

VBC 2019 PHD Awardees

Alec Davila, MD/PhD
Thesis Defense “Microvascular dysfunction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction”
Mentor, Zolt Bag, PhD

Aluya Oseghale, PhD
Thesis defense “Therapeutic reactivation of fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell disease: development of a novel prodrug AN-233”
Mentor, Betty Pace, PhD


Xueyi “Shirley” Li, PhD
Thesis defense “Dissecting the Roles of Galectin-3 in pulmonary hypertension”
Mentor, David Fulton, PhD

 

Vascular Biology Students Have Major Showing at Graduate Research Day
Awards Ceremony

VBC Students outperform at Graduate Research Day

(Top row L-R) 
Esraa Sosha won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".
Jessica Faulkner won 2nd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".
Aluya Oseghale won the "Award for Excellence in Research" – Vascular Biology.
Dipankar Ash won 1st prize in the "postdoctoral poster presentations".
Kareem Abdelsaid and Alec Davila won the "Graduate School Award for Excellence in Research by a Graduate Student".

(Bottom row L-R) 
Zsuszanna Bordan won the "Ji Cheng Memorial Award for Excellence in Research by a biomedical sciences student in the early years of training".
Thiago Bruder do Nascimento won 3rd prize in the "postdoctoral oral presentations".

Graduate Research Day 2019 Winners

Huiping Lin

ATVB Conference Finalist for the
Junior Investigator Award for Women.

Huiping Lin
Mentor: Gábor Csányi, PhD

   

Peptide May Protect Kidneys From Ourselves

Dr Lucas and Team have research featured

Dr. Ralf Lucas and Lab

READ NEWS FROM TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS

Dr. Brian Stansfield

Dr. Brian Stansfield Elected President of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research

 

Read the Article in JAGWIRE

Dr. Belin de Chantemele and Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow

Winner of the American Heart Association - Council on Hypertension 2018 Onsite Trainee Poster Award

Thiago Bruder do Nascimento, Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD

"Leptin Supplementation Restores Endothelial Function And Vascular Adrenergic Tone Via Direct Endothelial Mechanisms And Sympato-activation, Respectively, In A Mouse Model Of Congenital Lipodystrophy"

Alec Davila

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner

Alec Davila, MD/PhD Candidate

 

VBC Grad Student, Steve Haigh

Winner of  the "National Institutes of Health (NIH) F31 Fellowship Award"

Steve Haigh, Graduate Student
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD

Project Title: The hypoxia inducible factor: Galectin 3 signaling axis in pulmonary hypertension

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate and Dr. Gabor Csanyi

American Heart Summer 2018 Predoc Award Winner

Huiping Lin, PhD Candidate
Menor: Gábor Csányi, PhD

ATVB Travel Award for Young Investigators

Ruth Caldwell, PhD.

 
 

New Target Could Help Protect Vision Following Optic Nerve Trauma.

Dr. Abdelrahman Y. Fouda, Dr. Ruth B. Caldwell and research associate Zhimin Xu's work featured in Jagwire.

Read more in Jagwire

Drs. Faulkner and Belin de Chantemele work in their lab

Drs. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Jessica Faulkner featured in Jagwire and on WJBF

 

Read more in Jagwire          Watch on WJBF news

Dr. Rudolf Lucas Distinguished Researcher Award   

Congratulations Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Researcher Award.

Gabor Csanyi Emerging Scientist Award

Congratulations Dr. Gabor Csanyi of the Vascular Biology Center

Recipient of the 2018 Emerging Scientist Award.

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele

Getting leptin levels “just right” may provide cardiovascular protection

Drs. Thiago Bruder do Nascimento and Eric Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire,

Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Dr. Ruth Caldwell receives RO1

National Institute of Health Research Project Grant (R01) Award
Congratulations Dr. Caldwell

Dr. Belin de Chantemele

Sex Differences in Mechanisms of Hypertension Associated with Obesity

Eric Belin de Chantemele, PhD interviewed at Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions -
AHA Council on Hypertension | AHA Council on Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease
American Society of Hypertension

See the interview (Friday Sept 7, 2018)

Dr. Rudolf Lucas

New Target is an Apparent Triple Threat to Pneumonia

Dr. Rudolf Lucas of the VBC featured on WJBF News.

See the TV News Interview          Read more in Jagwire

Dr. Yunchao Su and  Dr. Yuqing Huo

New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatment Target in the Bull's-eye

Dr. Yunchao Su and Dr. Yuqing Huo of the VBC featured.

Read the feature on Medical Xpress
Drs.  Eric Belin de Chantemele and Faulkner

Scientists work to protect obese, younger women from cardiovascular risk

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Dr. Jessica Faulkner, postdoctoral fellow, featured in Jagwire

Read more on Jagwire

Weintraub Lab 

Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, Dr. Julia E. Brittain and doctoral Student Tyler W. Benson in Jagwire.

Read the Jagwire feature

 

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD

The VBC Congratulates our 2018 Ph.D. Award Recipients!

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD

Thesis: “ß-adrenergic receptor/ß-arrestin-mediated microRNA maturation regulatory network: A new player in cardioprotective signaling.”

Mentor: Dr. Il-man Kim

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Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Thesis: “ADAM17 and age-related vascular dysfunction”Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Zsolt Bagi

 

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Esraa Shosha, PhD with Distinction

Thesis: “Neurovascular Degeneration Following Retinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Arginase 2”Esraa Shosha, PhD

Mentor: Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Dr. Romero-Lucas

VBC's Dr. Romero-Lucas Receives Award

Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, D. Sc, of the VBC, receives Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP) Award!

 

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD

American Heart Postdoc Award Winner

Anita Kovacs-Kasa, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow

Project: "HDAC7 in MLCP-mediated endothelial barrier preservation"

Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Verin

 

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD

American Heart Postdoc Award Winner

Taysuya Aonuma, PhD,
Postdoctoral Fellow 

Project: "The axis of long noncoding RNA MIAT and microRNA-150 in acute myocardial infarction"

Sponsor: Il-man Kim

 

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai

Copper excess in diabetes hinders our ability to make healthy blood vessels

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai of the VBC featured in Jagwire

Read more about the research on jagwire

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai 

New target emerging for treating diabetes-related blood vessel damage

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai featured in Jagwire

Read more about Dr. Ushio-Fukai's research

Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele

Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help

Grant by Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire.

Read more about their research

Dr. Liu and Dr. Huo

Likely new treatment target identified for Diabetic Retinopathy

Dr. Yuqing Huo and Dr. Zhiping Liu of VBC featured

 

Read about it in JagWire

Aluya Oseghale

American Society of Hematology
2017 Minority Graduate Student
Abstract Achievement Award

Aluya Oseghale

"Novel conjugates of butyrate and δ-aminolevulinate increase γ-globin gene expression and fetal hemoglobin synthesis in erythroid progenitors"

Mentor: Petty Pace 


Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

BCVS Minority Travel Award recipient

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

Student in Huabo Su’s lab received the
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award
at the AHA Scientific Session 2017 (11/11-15 in Anaheim, CA) - Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

 

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