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UCLA Cardiovascular Symposium Names Poster Awardees



UCLA CTSI News Archive

CTSI congratulates the winners of this year's UCLA Cardiovascular Symposium poster competition. CTSI partnered with the DGSOM Cardivascular Theme to co-sponsor the awards at the Sept. 25-26 event. 

Post-Graduate Winners (Post-docs and Basic Science Fellows):

  • Bethan Clifford, PhD for "Regulation of Circulating Cholesterol by Goliath Family E3 Ligases"
  • Chen Gao, PhD for "Function Beyond RNA Splicing for RBFox Family Members in Heart"
  • Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, PhD for "Role of Sex- and Tissue- Specific Differences in Mouse Lipocalin-2 Expression in Regulating Insulin Resistance and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Progression"
  • Antonios Pantazis, PhD for "Resolving the Molecular Processes Governing the Activity of a K+ Channel (BK) that Regulates Vascular Tone"
  • Pradeep Rajendran, PhD for "Topographic organization of stellate ganglia"

Clinical Division Winners (Residents and Clinical Fellows):

  • Geoffrey Cho, MD for "Activation of Autophagic Flux Blunts Cardiac Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury"
  • Jeffrey Hsu, MD for "Evaluating the Effects of Intracardiac Hemodynamic Modulation on Cardiac Valve Development"

Student Winners:

  • Douglas Chapski for "Top Down Proteomics Identifies Differentially Abundant Proteoforms in Isolated Cardiomyocytes from Healthy and Hypertrophic Hearts"
  • Christine Cunningham for "Y Chromosome Protection in PH is Not Mediated by Histone Demethylase Kdm5d"
  • Shayan Moazeni for "PTP1B is a Critical Mediator for Vascular Smooth Cell Proliferation in the Development of Pulmonary Hypertension in vivo and in vitro"
  • Dawoud Sulaiman for "The protective role of Paraoxonase 2 in cardiomyocytes against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury"
Go to UCLA Cardiovascular Symposium to learn more about this event.