Elaheh Graduates (June, 2017)

posted Jun 22, 2017, 3:40 PM by Vondriska Lab

Elaheh recently graduated with her Ph.D in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology. We are excited to see what her future holds. Congratulations, Dr. Karbassi!

Dr. Elaheh Karbassi and her mentor, Dr. Tom Vondriska

Elizabeth Presents Award-Winning Poster at Undergraduate Research Poster Day (May, 2017)

posted Jun 2, 2017, 4:30 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Jun 2, 2017, 4:36 PM ]

At this year's UCLA Undergraduate Research Poster Day, Elizabeth presented the culmination of her work in the lab with a poster entitled "Chromatin structure mediates cardiac hypertrophy and failure". Her efforts were recognized when she was selected to receive the Dean's Prize Science Award. Congratulations on your outstanding work, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth and her poster.

Elizabeth and her mentor, Manuel, at the award reception.

Elaheh Successfully Defends Her Thesis. Congratulations, Dr. Karbassi!

posted Dec 5, 2016, 11:38 AM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 11:41 AM ]

In her defense titled "Orchestration of Cardiac Gene Expression Mediated by Global Chromatin Architecture", Dr. Elaheh Karbassi captivated her audience as she explained the culmination of her work while a graduate student in the lab. Her years of hard work and dedication to scientific research were evident in the range and depth of data she had to present. Congratulations again, Dr. Karbassi!

Sarah and Todd Publish Smyd1 Report in AJP (August, 2016)

posted Sep 1, 2016, 9:12 AM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Sep 28, 2016, 3:47 PM ]

Sarah and Todd's hard work has paid off with a publication in the American Journal of Physiology. The paperThe chromatin binding protein Smyd1 restricts adult mammalian heart growth, was a collaborative effort with Dr. Haley Tucker at UT Austin.

Manuel Presents at the European Society of Cardiology (August, 2016)

posted Sep 1, 2016, 9:03 AM by Vondriska Lab

Our resident European, Manuel Rosa Garrido, presented a poster at the European Society of Cardiology in Rome. His poster informed the conference of his work with CTCF.
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Elaheh Makes to Cover of Physiological Genomics (August, 2016)

posted Sep 1, 2016, 8:56 AM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Sep 1, 2016, 8:59 AM ]

Elaheh's paper, Relationship of disease-associated gene expression to cardiac phenotype is buffered by genetic diversity and chromatin regulation, was recently published in Physiological Genomics. Doubling down on excitement, she also designed the cover of the August issue!

Todd is accepted to graduate school at UCLA.

posted Aug 12, 2016, 4:57 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 5:04 PM ]


Shanxi Contributes to the Manual of Cardiac Proteomics (May, 2016)

posted Jun 1, 2016, 2:03 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated Jun 1, 2016, 2:04 PM ]

Shanxi Jiang has contributed to the Manual of Cardiac Proteomics with the chapter Sensing and remembering cellular states through chromatin. 

Elaheh Tries on Professor Cap (April, 2016)

posted May 3, 2016, 9:44 AM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated May 3, 2016, 9:44 AM ]

Elaheh Karbassi taught the upper division undergraduate course Cell Biophysics and Physiology in Disease. Her lecture was on her work in observing nuclear organization, with a focus on using FISH to understand genomic reorganization during disease.

Linqing and Nima Join the Lab (March, 2016)

posted May 2, 2016, 3:05 PM by Vondriska Lab   [ updated May 2, 2016, 3:05 PM ]

In a recent development, the Vondriska lab has welcomed two new undergraduate members. Linqing Wei, a third year Biochemistry major, Bioinformatics minor, has joined to help with our computerized data analyses. Nima Ghorashi, a second year Biology major, Biomedical Research minor, is going to lend a helping hand in the wet lab to learn new techniques for his future endeavors. 

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