Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, PhD Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Myosin Light Chain Mutant Induced Cardiomyopathies The major theme of my research regards myosin and troponin-mediated cellular events that result in sarcomere shortening and muscle contraction studied at the molecular, myofilament and organ levels. Our recent research interests concentrate on the molecular and genetic causes of cardiomyopathy with a special […]
The DSC lab would like to congratulate Yoel Sitbon for successfully passing his sufficiency exam. Next step: PhD defense! Good luck!
Newest addition to the lab, Michelle , a master student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her projects will include ATP chase experiments, data analysis and reconstituted fiber experiments in RLC animals.
The DSC lab would like to welcome AJ, a master student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His projects will include ATP chase experiments and data analysis in ELC animals!
Former Graduate Student. Currently awaiting to start a post-doctoral research position in the department of cardiovascular medicine at Stanford in the lab of Dr. Euan Ashley.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our former graduate student Sunil is at home in Nepal. He is enjoying time with his family and friends and shared some beautiful pictures of his backyard and country for the lab to enjoy! Special congratulations to him for accepting a post doctoral position in the department of cardiovascular medicine […]
The DSC lab would like to thank Josh and Amber for their hard work during their rotations. Special congrats to Josh for his acceptance to medical school at Miller School of Medicine, we wish you the best in your future endeavors!
On May 26th 2020, Yoel presented his research projects to the MCP faculty and students, followed by his second progress meeting to his committee members. Next stop for Yoel is his sufficiency meeting and defense ! Good luck for the next steps in his PhD thesis progress.
Jason Breithaupt, medical student at the Miller School of Medicine. He will take part in various projects in the lab including PV and echocardiography data analysis of RLC mutant mice.
Congratulations to Yoel H. Sitbon, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Szczesna-Cordary for having his recent article, “Ablation of the N-terminus of cardiac essential light chain promotes the super-relaxed state of myosin and counteracts hypercontractility in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutant mice” accepted for publication in The FEBS Journal. The article explores a new role for the N-terminus of cardiac ELC […]
Congratulations, Sunil Yadav, on successfully defending your dissertation and becoming Dr. Sunil Yadav!
On December 9, 2019, Sunil Yadav successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Exploring Myosin RLC Phosphorylation as a Potential Novel Therapeutic Target for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy” to earn his doctoral degree! Congrats, Sunil! Serving as his committee members were Drs. Claudia Rodrigues (Chair), Fangliang Zhang, Arun Malhotra, and Peter Buchwald. Dr. Audrey Chang, an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center, serves as […]