CVI Travel Award Winners

August 2022

Alex Ho Pang Chan, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ngan F. Huang, PhD

PI Mentor

Stretchable Tissue Chips for Customizable Rehabilitative Microenvironments

International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology 18th Biennial Meeting, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2022, Memphis, TN

Karen Gonzalez

PhD Student in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and CVI Travel Award Outreach Awardee

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD

PI Mentor

How to Make a Native Coronary Bypass: Building Smooth Muscle Around Collateral Arteries

Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting 2022, Aug. 13-17, 2022, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

Jennifer Kong, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Biochemistry

Rajat Rohatgi, MD, PhD

PI Mentor

The Role of Signaling Sensitivity in Congenital Heart Defects and Heterotaxy

Cell Bio (American Society for Cell Biology) Meeting, Dec. 3-7, 2022, Washington D.C.

Minas Nalbandian, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Microbiology and Immunology

Helen Blau, PhD

PI Mentor

Characterization of hiPSC-derived Muscle Progenitor Cells Reveals Cell Heterogeneity and New Markers for Cell Purification

The Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells and Regeneration Conference, July 24–29, 2022, New Orleans, LA

Jie Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Utkan Demirci, PhD

PI Mentor

Biofabrication of Living Cardiomyocyte-based Hybrid Biorobots Through Acoustic Assembly

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, Sept. 16-19, 2022, Boston, MA

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