December 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Vahid Serpooshan who has been awarded the NIH/NHLBI K99 Pathway to Independence Award. This award provides him with two years of mentored research training and then 3 additional years of independent research support as a full-time tenure-track investigator.
November 5, 2015
Congratulations to Arun Sharma whose letter regarding NIH policy on human-animal chimera research has been published in the journal Science. The publication of this letter received numerous media coverage including from the Stanford Daily, San Jose Mercury News, NPR, Wired, MIT Technology Review, Boston Globe, Gizmodo, Healios, Phys.org, Stanford Medicine, and Stanford Medicine Scopeblog.
April 25, 2015
Congratulations to undergraduate research assistants Yuan Zhang (’17) and Daniel Hu ('17) for being selected as recipients of the Undergraduate Summer Research Award from the Stanford BIO-X program. Yuan will be working on growth factor signals regulation human iPSC-derived cardiomyocyte proliferation and cell-cycle re-entry. Daniel will be working on 3D tissue engineering using decellularized matrix and synthetic biomaterials and human iPS cell-derived cardiomyocytes.
Congratulations to undergraduate research assistants Nick Flores ('16) for being selected as recipients of the Departmental Major Award from the Stanford department of Biological Sciences for his summer research project on YY1 regulation of cardiac progenitor cell differentiation.
April 5, 2015
Congratulations to research assistant Adele Xu who has been accepted to Medical Scientist Training Program for MD-PhD training at both Stanford and Harvard Medical Schools. We are delighted that she has chosen to stay at Stanford for her medical and graduate school training.
April 5, 2015
Congratulations to undergraduate student Ryoko Hamaguchi who has been accepted to both Stanford and Harvard Medical Schools for MD training. She will be spending a year at the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application in Kyoto, Japan before starting her Pathway training at Harvard Medical School in 2016.
March 20, 2015
Congratulations to high school student Kevin Liu who has been offered an admission to Cornell University for undergraduate training and also to Boston University and School of Medicine for a 7 year combined BS-MD training. (Kevin has chosen to go to Boston University and School of Medicine)
March 15, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Anthony Sturzu who has been offered a full-time cardiologist position at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz, CA.
March 1, 2015
Congratulations to Drs. Guang Li, Rajarajan Kuppusamy, Anthony Sturzu and Ms. Karolina Plonowska whose paper titled “Identification of cardiovascular lineage descendants at single-cell resolution”, published in Development, was noted as the feature article of the month and a “highly recommend” reading by the F1000Prime.
January 16, 2015
Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Paige, Ms. Karolina Plonowska and Adele Xu whose paper titled “Molecular regulation of cardiomyocyte differentiation” was published in Circulation Research.
January 1, 2015
Congratulations to Drs. Wen-pin Chen and Yuan-hung Liu whose paper titled “Pharmacological inhibition of TGFbeta receptor improves Nkx2.5 cardiomyoblast-mediated regeneration” was published in Cardiovascular Research.