The Yost Lab has published a paper in Nature Communications titled, “Loss of Embryonic Neural Crest Derived Cardiomyocytes Causes Adult Onset Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Zebrafish.”

General overview Adult-onset cardiomyopathy and heart failure in humans is a major health concern. Approximately 5.7 million adults in the US have heart failure,costing an estimated $30.7 billion each year in health care. Using zebrafish as a discovery model, we have found that disruption of a small group of specialized heart cells (called neural crest…

Dr. Adrian Rothenfluh awarded an R01

Help us congratulate Dr. Rothenfluh on his recently awarded R01! Principal Investigator: Rothenfluh, Adrian Project Title: Mechanisms of alcohol-induced plasticitey mediated by Arf6 Alcohol abuse disorders are a chronic human condition where initial consumption leads to long lasting behavioral changes, including compulsive consumption despite adverse consequences. The results of the proposed studies will provide valuable…

NEW DIRECTOR OF THE MOLECULAR MEDICINE PROGRAM

Matthew T. Rondina, MD, MS has accepted the position of Director of the Molecular Medicine Program (U2M2). Dr. Rondina is a natural fit to maintain the momentum of U2M2. He has a deep commitment to the program, strong relationships with the faculty and staff, extensive knowledge of the program’s administrative operations and broad clinical and…

Dr. Joseph Yost awarded an NIH R25 Grant

Dr. Joseph Yost has been awarded a five year NIH R25 grant entitled “Genomics Summer Research for Minorities: A Pathway to Promote Diversity in Science Research. This grant is to bring Underrepresented Minorities undergraduates (12 per year) into a program to give them exposure to Genomics and mentor them to apply to graduate or Medical…

NIH R01 awarded to Andrew Weyrich, PhD

Title:  Translational Control of Megakaryocyte and Platelet Function in Sepsis Project Period: 07/01/2018 – 06/30/2022 (4 Years) R01 HL142804 Megakaryocytes and platelets are critical effectors of acute and infectious inflammatory diseases such as sepsis. Results generated from this proposal will advance our understanding of how gene expression pathways in megakaryocytes (i.e., platelet precursors) and platelets…

Dr. Craig Selzman is the recipient of the Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair

The University of Utah announced Friday, June 15th, that it has established the Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and awarded its first recipient. The recipient of the endowed chair is Craig H. Selzman, a heart surgery professor in the University of Utah’s School of Medicine since…