Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell biology
News from 2013-2014:
- Keerthi Harikrishnan, a PhD Candidate in Scott Argraves Lab, successfully defended her thesis: "Fibulin-1 Suppresses proximal Outflow Tract Endothelial to Mesenchymal Transition and Prevents Apoptosis During Semilunar Valve Formation" April 3, 2014
- Caitlin Czajka, a PhD Candidate in Chris Drake's Lab, successfully defended her thesis: "Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering: The Contribution of Endothelial Cell Density and Self-Assembly Mediated Tissue Tension to Fabrication of Vascularized Tissues" March 26, 2014
- SCTR Discovery Grant award to J. Matthew Rhett SCTR-Enhanced Pseudo-Organ Transplantation for the Amelioration of Chronic Pancreatitis and Type I Diabetes by Inhibition of Purinergic Signaling Project Period: 4/14 - 4/15
- Our sympathy goes out to the family of Dr. Christian Knaak, a long time research scientist in this department, who died suddenly on Sunday, January 26, 2014
- Suzanne Sawicki Parks, a PhD Candidate in Rick Visconti Lab, successfully defended her thesis: "Influence of Periostin on Bone Marrow-Derived Cell Contribution to Dermal Wound Repair" January 17, 2014
- Laura Briggs, a PhD Candidate in Andy Wessels Lab, successfully defended her thesis: "Molecular and Morphological Assessment of Second Heart Field Derivatives involved in Atrioventricular Septation with Particular Emphasis on the Dorsal Mesenchymal Protrusion" January 9, 2014
- Brent Wilkerson, a PhD Candidate working in the laboratory of Dr. Kelley Argraves, successfully defended his dissertation entitled: The Role of Sphingosine 1-phosphate in Endothelial Barrier Function, October 16, 2013
- John Scaringi, studying cardiac electrophysiology in the research lab of Dr. Martin Morad, won First Prize in the undergraduate category of the 2013 W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Research Paper Competition. "Physicians, Paupers, and the Peninsula: The Emergence of Public Health Policy in Charleston, South Carolina", August 10, 2013
- Obaidullah Aseem, a MSTP student working in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Argraves, successfully defended his thesis entitled: The Epigenetic Regulation of Cubilin and the Physiological Role of this Receptor in Maintaining the Homeostasis of Serum Albumin and HDL, June 14, 2013
- AHA Predoctoral Fellowship award to Kimberly Sauls (Norris Lab) Regulation of Postnatal Cardiac GrowthProject Period: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15. [3.5% score!]
- AHA Grant-in-Aid award to Andy Wessels The Epicardium and Atrioventricular Valve DevelopmentProject Period: 7/1/13 - 6/30/15. [2.78% score!]
- Co-Investigator – Kyu-Ho Lee (NHLBI) Elucidating the Phosphatase-Independent Roles of PTPN11 in the Heart7/1/13-6/31/17, PI: Maria Kontaridis, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.
- NIH/NCI R03 award to Suniti Misra, CA167722, Silencing CD44v6 Expression Prevents Intestinal Tumor Growth. Project Period: 3/1/13 - 2/28/15.
- NSF/SC EPSCOR/IDeA award to Scott Argraves, 'REU in Tissue Engineering and Biofabrication', January 2013.