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September 2023

Check out our editorial on the publication by Yang et al. from XJ Wang’s lab, which provides the first genetic examination of a proteasome phosphosite in animals, showing cAMP-dependent PKA (protein kinase A)-induced proteasome activation protects against proteotoxicity.

Dr. Aghajani presented her work at the Arizona Postdoctoral Research Conference on 9/22/23 at the UA College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix Bioscience Core, Virginia G. Piper Auditorium.

August 2023

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!

Shirin delivers Department of Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday 8/25/23.

May 2023

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.

June 2022

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!