Christoph Hofmann’s exciting new paper “mTORC1 inhibition impairs activation of the unfolded protein response and induces cell death during ER stress in cardiomyocytes” is published in the American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology! Here, we found that mTORC1 is transiently activated early in response to ER stress and is essential for the upregulation of adaptive unfolded protein response genes and cell survival. Great job, Christoph and team!
Ngunyi Ellis Fuangunyi, undergraduate majoring in Physiology at the University of Arizona – Tucson, starts his summer internship in the lab. Welcome Ngunyi! Looking forward to all you will do this summer.
Congratulations to Dr. Marjan Aghajani! Dr. Aghajani was awarded the prestigious Postdoctoral Research Development Grant. She has received the title of University of Arizona Sursum Fellow. Sursum is Latin for “upwards” and is featured at the center of the University of Arizona seal.
Shirin is invited as an Early Career Development Awardee to speak at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson Translational Medicine Workshop on April 15th. What an exciting event and great fun also participating in the panel discussion on career development. Energizing to meet the next generation of investigators beginning their journey!
We are off to a great start! Lab receives a Catalyst Funding award from the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix Department of Medicine to pursue exciting, collaborative, innovative work!
We also received a grant from the University of Arizona Core Facilities Pilot Program.
Shirin is a moderator of the session on Mechanisms of Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Chicago, IL.
The Phoenix Bioscience Core Arts Committee hosts the public grand opening of the Artist + Researcher exhibit Friday, Sept 2nd. The reception is from 5:00-7:30 pm in the lobby of Health Sciences Education Building at the UA College of Medicine Phoenix. Phoenix Bioscience Core, Bentley Gallery, and the Phoenix community celebrate the nexus of science and art!
Ashkan Khanishayan and Marjan Fakhrizadeh join the lab. Welcome!
A new initiative of the Art in Medicine program provided the unique opportunity to work with the exceptionally talented artist Alexandra Bowers to create a visual depiction of our research. We unveiled “Deciphering the Nature of Cardiokines” at the first-look VIP event at Wexford Science + Technology.
Shirin is invited to join the Career Mentoring Panel Discussion at the 2022 Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms Gordon Research Seminar. Thank you chairs, Arica Beisaw and Christopher Johnson for the invitation and a fantastic GRS!