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Awards and Recognitions:

Adrian Arrieta
  • Gordon Research Conference: Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms Oral Presentation 2018
  • AHA BCVS Oral Presentation top 10% 2017
  • Advancement to Candidacy for the Ph.D. May, 2017
  • Alternative Muscle Club Meeting San Diego 2016 - Oral Presentation and Young Investigator Award
  • Rees-Stealy Fellowship - 2016, 2017, 2018
  • NHLBI NIH Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-related Research 2016-2019

Alina Bilal

  • AHA Abstract Travel Award Chicago IL; 2018

Erik Blackwood

  • AHA Predoctoral Fellowship 2017-2018
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship - 2018-2021
  • ARCS Fellowship - 2017,2018
  • Rees-Stealy Fellowship - 2016, 2017,2018
  • Inamori Fellowship - 2016
  • Advancement to Candidacy for the Ph.D. March, 2017
  • ISHR Best Overall Poster Award - New Orleans, LA; 2017
  • Gordon Research Conference Best Trainee Poster Award - New London, NH; 2016, 2018
  • UCSD Abstract Travel Award (ISHR) - New Orleans, LA; 2017
  • AHA Abstract Travel Award - New Orleans, LA; 2016
  • AHA Abstract Travel Award - San Antonio, TX; 2018

Shirin Doroudgar

Fred Kolkhorst

  • Wins University Research Grant to study the effects of exercise on heart failure and cardiac and skeletal muscle structure and function in ATF6 knockout mice - 2016
  • Recipient of a transplanted heart to replace his old heart July 3, 2017
  • Happy rebirthday and doing great 1 year after heart transplant July 3, 2018
  • Published Kolkhorst, FW & Buono, MJ, 2018, Exercise Physiology Illustrated: Moving Oxygen from Air to Muscle, Montezuma Publishing.
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Ingrid Neisman

  • Joins our faculty as the new Director of the SDSU Microscope Facility and Faculty Member of the Glembotski Lab - 2017

Anup V. Sarakki

  • Alternative Muscle Club Meeting San Diego 2017 Outstanding Poster Award
  • Alternative Muscle Club Meeting San Diego 2018 - Oral Presentation and Young Investigator Award
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Winston Stauffer

  • Alternative Muscle Club Meeting San Diego 2017 Outstanding Poster Award
  • ARCS Fellowship 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Rees-Stealy Fellowship 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Advancement to Candidacy for the Ph.D. February, 2017

Cat Aivati

  • Advancement to Candidacy for the Ph.D. May, 2017
  • Dissertation Defense for the Ph.D. July, 2018

Research Presentations:

Jonathan Hernandez, M.S. student, gave an excellent presentation on March 9, 2012 at the Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium at SDSU on a portion of his master's thesis research. Jonathan's talk was entitled: "Roles for MANF in Cell Proliferation".

Ned Uncanin, undergraduate student, also gave an excellent presentation on March 9, 2012 at the Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium at SDSU. Ned's talk was entitled: "Characterizing Protective Aspects of the Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress Response in Cardiac Progenitor Cells". Kudos to Ned for being selected by the judges for one of the President's Awards, which went to only 10 students out of the more than 500 that participated.

Ned Uncanin gave a presentation at The 26th Annual CSU (statewide) Student Research Symposium 2012 on May 2, 2012 at CSU Long Beach. Ned did an amazing job at the presentation, which was well received by all. The lab website was updated.

Recent Publications Accepted:

Doroudgar S, and Glembotski CC (2013) ATF6 and thrombospondin 4: the dynamic duo of the adaptive endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Circ Res. 112(1):9-12

Belmont, P.J., Chen, W.J., Thuerauf, D.J. and Glembotski, C.C. (2012) Regulation of microRNA Expression in the Heart by the ATF6 Branch of the ER Stress Response. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. 52:1176-1182.

Vekich, J.A., Belmont, P.J., Thuerauf, D.J., and Glembotski, C.C. (2012) Protein Disulfide Isomerase-associated 6 is an ATF6-inducible ER Stress Response Protein that Protects Cardiac Myocytes from Ischemia/reperfusion-mediated Cell Death. J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol., in press.

Glembotski, C.C., Thuerauf, D.J., Huang, C., Vekich, J.A., Gottlieb, R.A. and Doroudgar, S. (2012) Mesencephalic Astrocyte-derived Neurotrophic Factor (MANF) Protects the Heart from Ischemic Damage and is Selectively Secreted Upon ER Calcium Depletion. J. Biol Chem., in press.

Doroudgar, S. and Glembotski, C.C. (2012) Communication in the Heart: Cardiokines as Mediators of a Molecular Social Network. Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease. Ed. J.A. Hill and E.N. Olson, Academic Press., in press.

Doctoral Dissertation Defense:

John Vekich presented an excellent defense of his doctoral dissertation on May 7, 2012. His presentation, which was entitled: "The Roles of Protein Disulfide-Isomerase Associated 6 and Alpha-B Crystallin in Chaperone-Mediated Cardioprotection", was well delivered and John fielded many questions well. Congratulations, Dr. Vekich!!!

Shirin Doroudgar presented an outstanding defense of her doctoral dissertation on May 7, 2012. Her presentation, which was entitled: "Discovery and Application of Stress Response Proteins for Heart Disease", was well received and elicited enthusiastic comments and questions from the packed house in the BioScience Center Gold Auditorium. Congratulations, Dr. Doroudgar!!!

Commencement 2012:

Shirin Doroudgar was awarded her doctoral degree in Biology from San Diego State University and the University of California San Diego at the SDSU College of Sciences Commencement on May 18, 2012.

Ned Uncanin was awarded his bachelor's of science degree in Biology from San Diego State University at the SDSU College of Sciences Commencement on May 18, 2012.