News: Student Highlight

Claire Zhao receives a Post-Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral award from the NSERC

12/07/2011

Claire Zhao, a second-year BME PhD student in Dr. Raimond Winslow’s lab, has been awarded a Post-Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral (PGSD) from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This award will support her project “Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Calcium Entrained Arrhythmia”, which aims to gain new insights into the causes of cardiac […]

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JMCC selects ICM paper for Virtual Special Issue on Calcium

28/06/2011

A paper by Yasmin Hashambhoy, Joseph Greenstein, and Raimond Winslow has been selected for inclusion in a Virtual Special Issue of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology on Calcium “enclosing a selection of outstanding contributions on the topic published over the past two years”. The paper selected is “Role of CaMKII in RyR leak, […]

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Research on a new technology in Trayanova lab highlighted by Heart Rhythm editorial

05/05/2011

A new article in the journal Heart Rhythm entitled “Mapping of cardiac electrical activation with electromechanical wave imaging: An in silico–in vivo reciprocity study” from Trayanova lab was highlighted by an editorial. The goal of the research in the published article was to model ultrasound electromechanical wave imaging in the heart using an anatomically realistic […]

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Millie Shah receives a Spring 2011 Provost’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Award

11/04/2011

Millie Shah, a biomedical engineering undergraduate student in the lab of Feilim Mac Gabhann, has been awarded a 2011 Provost’s Undergraduate Research (PURA) Award for her project entitled “Computational Modeling of VEGF and sFlt-1 to Stimulate Preeclampsia and Evaluate Treatments”. “For [her] PURA project, [she] developed a computer model that depicts the activity of these […]

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Brent Millare awarded National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NHLBI

22/03/2011

Brent Millare, a second-year BME PhD student in Dr. Natalia Trayanova’s lab, has been awarded a National Research Service Award (NRSA) from NHLBI. The award will support his project “Metabolic/Electrophysiological Model of the Heart under Ischemia/Reperfusion”, which aims to address the ways in which coupling between metabolic and electrophysiological processes in the whole heart contribute […]

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Jason Constantino awarded for poster at Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms

18/02/2011

Jason Constantino placed third in the young investigators poster competition (translational category) at the Gordon Research Conference on Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms, which was held on February 13-19 at Galveston, Texas. His poster was entitled, “Systems Biology Approach to Cardiac Electromechanics: Impaired Calcium Kinetics and Remodeled Ventricular Structure Prolong the Electromechanical Delay in Dyssynchronous Heart Failure.” […]

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Jason Constantino awarded NRSA grant

25/03/2010

Jason Constantino, a PhD student in Dr. Trayanova’s lab, has been awarded a NIH predoctoral Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA). His research project, entitled “Image-based models of electromechanics in normal and failing hearts”, aims to characterize the relation between electrical activation and mechanical contraction in normal and failing hearts under different loading […]

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