Sunil Yadav has recently been accepted in a summer internship program at MyoKardia, Inc., a San Francisco based precision cardiovascular medicine company, working on targeted therapies for heritable Cardiomyopathies. Their line of research greatly overlaps with the basic science research Sunil is involved in as a graduate student, and he believes this internship opportunity will help him further explore leading […]
Please welcome Melanie Veerasammy, a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Public Health at the University of Miami! She will be volunteering in the lab every day for the summer 2019. She has many shadowing and leadership experience and wishes to pursue an MD-PhD degree following her bachelor’s degree. She will be working […]
We are very pleased to present our newest publications: Therapeutic potential of AAV9-S15D-RLC gene delivery in humanized MYL2 mouse model of HCM Hereditary heart disease: pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and animal models of HCM, RCM, and DCM associated with mutations in cardiac myosin light chains Phosphomimetic-mediated in vitro rescue of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy linked to R58Q mutation […]
Our graduate student Yoel Sitbon passed his PhD proposal on September 27th! His research focuses on mutations on ELC leading to HCM and RCM and aims at further understanding the role of the N-Terminus of ELC in regulating cardiac muscle contraction in health and disease. Congrats ! Next steps for him include: elaborating on the […]
2018 Myofilament Meeting: Elastic Domains in Proteins of the Sarcomere: Stressors, Regulators or Rulers?
Dr. Szczesna-Cordary and her two graduate students Yoel Sitbon and Sunil Yadav flew to Madison where they presented their research via poster presentations & oral presentations! Very interesting and nourishing intellectual trip!
Dear Mr. Yadav, As you may know the AHA frequently partners with other funding sources such as private foundations, individual donors, and corporations to share support for projects of excellent scientific merit. I am writing to let you know that your AHA award was selected to be funded with a gift from Pamela Knous. Funds […]
In their latest paper published in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, the Szczesna-Cordary Lab reveals the molecular mechanisms associated with MYL2- mutant dilated cardiomyopathy: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/02/15/1716925115 Yuan et al. 2018 DCM + Suppl
Our lab would like to thank our postdoc Cindy for her hard work and dedication in the DSC lab! We enjoyed having you in the lab and hope you will like your new position in Dr. Slingerland laboratory!
Our graduate student Yoel Sitbon successfully passed his Qualifying Exam on 01/25/2018 untitled: “Effect of Mutations in Myosin Essential Light Chains (ELC) on the Development of Pathological vs. Physiological Cardiac Hypertrophy”. More specifically, his project will be based on the two following aims: Specific aim 1: Morphological and contractile phenotypes and myosin motor function in heart […]
Jacob Rowe, first year graduate PIBS student gave his rotation symposium talk today! His project focused on two different mutations in the Essential Light Chain of myosin (A57G and D43) and how each modulate the Super Relaxed State (SRX) of myosin. Thank you for all the help and we hope you enjoyed your time in […]