December 2017

Congratulations to Mingtao Zhao for his PNAS paper on "Molecular and functional resemblance of differentiated cells derived from isogenic human iPSCs and SCNT-derived ESCs"

- Comparing two cellular reprogramming methods from one donor’s cells yields good news for iPSCs

- Link to abstract

November 2017

Congratulations to Arun Sharma for being selected for 2017 STAT Wunderkinds award

Congratulations to Xulei Qin for being featured in Stanford Medicine Scope article: "Nanoparticles help track human heart muscle cells in mice in Stanford study"

October 2017

Congratulations to Masataka Nishiga for receiving a 2-year Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Overseas Research Fellowship

Jared Churko featured on "Behind the Paper in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Congratulations to Ian Chen for receiving a $25k from the Women & Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center.  His grant is on "Sex-Dependent Contribution of Endothelial Progenitor Cells to Fibrosis in Calcific Aortic Valve Disease"

Congratulations to Nazish Sayed for also receiving a $25k from Women & Sex Differences in Medicine (WSDM) Center. His grant is on "Modeling Endothelial Dysfunction in Preeclampsia using Patient-specific iPSCs"

Congratulations to Jared Churko for publishing his paper on generating iPSCs by 6 reprograming methods in Nature Biomedical Engineering

September 2017

Congratulations to Nazish Sayed for receiving a $25k grant for "Stem Cell Model of Lyme Carditis"

Congratulations to Ian Chen for receiving the 2017 TRAM award on "Deciphering the Mechanisms of Low-Calcification Phenotypes in Severe Calcific Aortic Valve Disease"

Congratulations to Nazish Sayed for receiving the 2017 TRAM award on "Identifying the Molecular Mechanisms of Physical Activity on Vascular Function in Type 2 Diabetes"

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Nguyen (Asst Prof of Cardiovascular Medicine) for receiving her first NIH R01 grant

Congratulation to Priyanka Garg for receiving the NHBLI T32 fellowship in Myocardial Imaging

August 2017

Congratulations to Karim Sallam for his promotion to Assistant Clinical Professor

Cell Reports paper shows inadequacy of current humanized mouse model

Congratulation to Chi Keung Lam for receiving the NHLBI T32 fellowship in Myocardial Biology

July 2017

June 2017

Congratulations to Sang Ging Ong for receiving a $30k grant from Stanford Child Health Research Institute

Congratulations to Angela Zhang for receiving the Dorothy Dee & Marjorie Helene Boring Trust Award

Congratulations to Haodi Wu for receiving a New Investigator Travel Award at the 2017 BCVS Scientific Sessions

Congratulations to Edward Lau for receiving a F32 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)

Congratulations to Joe Zhang for receiving a two-year Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program grant

May 2017

Congratulations to Mohamed Ameen for accepted into the Stanford Cancer Biology PhD program

Congratulations to CIRM trainee Rajani Shrestha for receiving a Masters degree from the San Francisco State University Dept of Biology

Congratulations to PhD student Alexa Wnorowski for receiving a 4-year $150,000 fellowship from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Wu for receiving the AHA Merit Award

Congratulations to Ioannis Karakikes for publishing paper on genome editing of iPSCs that is featured on cover of Circulation Research and received the 2017 Best Manuscript Award

Congratulations to Michelle Bae for receiving the Stanford Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) Major Grant

April 2017

Congratulations to Xulei Qin for receiving a Fujifilm VisualSonics Vevo Travel Award to attend the 2017 AHA Basic Cardiovascular Science (BCVS) meeting

March 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Karim Sallam for receiving the William W. Parmley Award at the 2017 American College of Cardiology meeting

February 2017

Congratulations to Arun Sharma for his paper published in Science Translational Medicine on iPSC scorecard index for tyrosine kinase inhibitor-induced cardiotoxicity

January 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Nazish Sayed for receiving a NHLBI K01 grant