Angela Yang Participates in POP

posted Aug 12, 2019, 6:24 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Aug 12, 2019, 6:25 PM ]

The Summer UCLA Physiology Outreach Program (POP) is directed to high school students who are looking for an opportunity to experience working in a lab. During this program, students participate in experiments and learn how to apply science in a way that pushes boundaries. For Angela, she was able to get a better idea of what work in a research lab was like as well as seeing the biology she had learned in class being used to solve real world problems, such as heart failure.
                                                        Right: The five high school interns who participated this year in 2019 Summer POP! (From left to right: Rachel, Porter, Angela, Mohana, Nahmi) 
                                                                         Left: All the interns and their mentors and PIs! (We all know Manu just came for the food :) )
                                                        Angela Yang gives a presentation on what she has been doing in the lab to fellow interns and lab members at the conclusion of the program

Dr. Douglas Chapski Successfully Defends Thesis

posted May 2, 2019, 4:13 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated May 2, 2019, 4:18 PM ]

Recently, Douglas Chapski defended his PhD thesis, titled "Chromatin Architectural Dynamics in Cardiovascular Disease". He was incredibly dedicated to this project over the past several years, contributing both his technical knowledge in bioinformatics as well as his scientific creativity. We are proud of his work and look forward to seeing what life has to follow after graduation. Congratulations, Dr. Chapski!

Dr. Rosa Garrido congratulates Dr. Chapski on his PhD defense.

Dr. Chapski getting a slice of post-doctoral life.

Rose Mason Presents at 2018 CARE Science, Engineering, and Math Summer Research Program Poster Session

posted Aug 20, 2018, 12:36 PM by Vondriska Lab

Rose Mason, recipient of the Dean's Scholarship for her work, presented her research contributions to the lab in a poster entitled "Role of the Chromatin Structural Protein CTCF in Heart Failure". We are excited for her success. Well done, Rose!

Rose presents her poster.

The lab always comes to support.

Manuel Rosa-Garrido wins Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award at Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Session

posted Aug 7, 2018, 4:19 PM by Vondriska Lab

Dr. Rosa-Garrido won the Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award at BCVS 2018 for his presentation titled "Elucidation of Gene Regulation Paradigms by Integrating Chromatin Architecture, Histone Marks, and DNA Methylation". We at the lab are proud of his hard work and deserving recognition. Below is an interview with Manuel from the conference in which he discusses his project in detail. Congratulations, Manuel!

Douglas Chapski and Manuel Rosa-Garrido accepting the award.

Dr. Vondriska Hosts Lab BBQ

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:14 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Nov 14, 2018, 4:09 PM ]

To celebrate the successful laboratory move as well as our recent graduates (Nima Ghorasi with his B.S. in Biology and Shanxi Jiang with her PhD in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology), Dr. Vondriska hosted the lab for an afternoon of barbecue, swimming, and fun in the sun.

The Lab Moves

posted Jun 11, 2018, 3:55 PM by Vondriska Lab

Recently, the lab moved spaces and while we will fondly look back at the good times had and work done in the old lab, we are excited to turn a fresh leaf.

                                            (L-R) 1. Manuel packs the first box. One down, several dozen to go! 2. Rose diligently packs away materials. 3. Doug finds an ancient relic. Some sort of music device, perhaps?                                                                              

                                                                                                              Lab members strategizing over their Lab of Thrones victories. No dragons were harmed in the staging of these photos.

                                                                                                        Goodbye, old lab!                                                                   Hello, new lab!

Nima Presents Poster at Undergraduate Research Symposium

posted May 29, 2018, 10:35 AM by Vondriska Lab

Congratulations to Nima Ghorasi for successfully presenting the culmination of his work in the lab in a presentation entitled "Genetic Modulation of Chropmatin Structural Proteins  to Treat Heart Failure".

Dr. Shanxi Jiang Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

posted May 9, 2018, 3:00 PM by Vondriska Lab

In a thesis entitled "Epigenetic Regulators of Cardiac Hypertrophy and Failure", Dr. Jiang presented the work she conducted over the course of her PhD. We are grateful for her dedication to the laboratory and are excited to see what the future holds. Congratulations, Dr. Jiang!

Nima Publishes Abstract in UCLA Biomedical Research Publication

posted Mar 23, 2018, 11:55 AM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Mar 23, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

We are glad Nima's hard work is being recognized by being published in the winter quarter edition of the UCLA Biomedical Research Publication. He would like to thank his mentor, Manuel, for his guidance and advice. His abstract pertaining to the remodeling of chromatin structure in heart failure can be read in full in the attachment below.

Manuel Rosa Garrido Spoke at 2018 Heart Failure Keystone Symposium

posted Jan 19, 2018, 4:47 PM by Vondriska Lab

Manuel Rosa Garrido gave an invited lecture at the January 2018 Heart Failure Keystone Symposium entitled: "Elucidation of Gene Regulation Paradigms by Integrating Chromatin Architecture, Histone Marks and DNA Methylation in Failing Hearts.

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