Congratulations to Dr. Angie Serrano who joined the the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute and the Vascular Biology Department at Boston University as an Assistant Professor on January 1, 2022. See her new lab website!
Exciting new NIH T32 training grant “Initiative for Maximizing Student Development at the University of Utah” is funded! Led by Joe Yost, Kristen Kwan and Jeanette Ducut-Sigala
The mission of the IMSD@U2 program is to build a diverse and inclusive biomedical workforce. In the past five years (2017-2021), the University of Utah’s enormous and foresightful commitment to diversity and inclusion has resulted in successful recruitment of UR students to the Biosciences PhD programs, so that UR students comprise 33% (62 UR/192 total)…Details
Avery led the MUSS to cheer on the Utes Football team all the way to the Rose Bowl this year! She was interviewed for the Alumni Connection. The MUSS was voted the #1 student section in the Nation!
A collaborative study with Randy Peterson’s lab that developed a new high-throughput in vivo CRISPR technique was recently published in Science
Dr. Chelsea Herdman was awarded an RNA2021 Conference Award sponsored by the US National Science Foundation to support training and innovation in RNA science and bioinformatics
Avery Abelhouzen was awarded 2nd place in the undergraduate poster competition at the Society for Developmental Biology’s 79th Annual Meeting 2020. She was selected as a finalist out of the 601 posters presented this year and competed in a Q&A session to claim 2nd prize for her poster entitled “Loss of jag2b leads to adult-onset…Details
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…Details
Dr. Angie Serrano was awarded one of five prestigious Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar transition grants! Congratulations Angie! The Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholars is a recently established program, now in its second year, that will support individual scientists of exceptional creativity who have an MD or PhD degree and who have completed a minimum of three…Details
Dr. Chelsea Herdman was awarded a three year postdoctoral fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2020-2023) for her project entitled “The roles of microRNAs in the regulation of heart development and human congenital heart disease” https://www.canada.ca/en/institutes-health-research/news/2019/05/government-of-canada-invests-in-top-research-leaders-of-tomorrow.htmlDetails
Dr. Angie Serrano has been awarded a 2 year AHA Postdoctoral Grant for the project “The roles of Kmt2d in vasculogenesis.” – July 2018 – June 2020 https://professional.heart.org/idc/groups/ahamah-public/@wcm/@sop/@rsch/documents/downloadable/ucm_432213.pdfDetails