News, Presentations, and Achievements

2017

Lab Activities and Achievements

  • Honghai Liu, PhD, received the Children’s Research Advisory Committee grant to fund his research project, Repression of Epithelial Cell Transforming 2 Induces Binucleation of Cardiomyocytes.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Keystone Symposia and Cellular Biology - Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Development (X7), Keystone, Colo.
    • Honghai Liu, PhD, presented the poster “Repression of Epithelial Cell Transforming 2 Induces Binucleation of Cardiomyocytes.”
    • Abha Bais, PhD, and Niyatie Ammanamanchi, MS, presented the poster “A Transcriptional Map of Human Primary Single Cardiomyocytes.”
  • At the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 20th Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, D.C., Yijen Wu, PhD, presented her poster, entitled “Strain Derived from Tagging MRI Is More Sensitive Than Ejection Fraction for Detecting Functional Effects of Myocardial Regeneration.”
  • American Heart Association Fellows Research Day in Pittsburgh, Pa.
    • Krithika Rao, PhD, won the 3rd prize in Basic Science category for her poster presentation, “Ligands of G Protein-coupled Receptors Control Cell Cycle Activity in Neonatal Cardiomyocytes by Modulating Hippo Pathway Signaling.”
    • Honghai Liu, PhD, gave a platform presentation, entitled “ Expression of Epithelial Cell Transforming 2 Induces Bi- and Multi-nucleation of Cardiomyocytes in Mice and Humans.”
    • Balakrishnan Ganapathy, MS, gave a platform presentation, entitled “Strain Derived from Tagging MRI is More Sensitive than Ejection Fraction for Detecting Functional Effects of Myocardial Regeneration.”
    • Abha Bais, gave the platform presentation, “A Transcriptional Map of Human Cardiomyocyte Differentiation at the Single Cell Level.”
    • Christopher Lewarchik, PhD, presented the poster, “Cycling Cardiomyocytes Exhibit Altered Calcium Release.”
    • Niyatie Ammanamanchi, MS, presented the poster, “Lamin B2 Controls Nuclear Envelope Permeability and Can be Used to Regulate Cardiomyocyte Regeneration.”

2016

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Abha Bais, PhD, and Niyatie Ammanamanchi, MS, presented the poster, “ Transcriptional Map of Human Cardiomyocyte Differentiation at the Single-cell Level,” at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
  • Rangos Research Symposium
    • Balakrishnan Ganapathy, MS, gave a platform presentation about the molecular mechanisms by which cardiomyocytes proliferate using RNA-Seq-based single cell transcriptional analysis.
    • Niyatie Ammanamanchi, MS, presented a poster detailing her results from human RNA-seq based single cell transcriptional analysis.
    • Honghai Liu, PhD, presented his poster about the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which cardiomyocytes binucleate.
  • Honghai Liu, PhD, gave a platform presentation about the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which cardiomyocytes binucleate at the Weinstein Conference in North Carolina.

2015

News and Announcements

Lab Activities and Achievements

  • Honghai Liu, PhD, named finalist for best presentation at Fellows' Research Day, Rangos Research Center.
  • Bernhard Kühn, MD, named one of six members of a new international collaborative network funded by a 5-year grant from Fondation Leducq, to pursue heart regeneration through cardiomyocyte division.
  • Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation provided a 2-year grant, the Functional Genomics Discovery Award to Dr. Kühn for his collaborative work with Dennis Kostka, PhD.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Bernhard Kühn, MD, was an invited presenter at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Fla.
  • Bernhard Kühn, MD, made a lab research presentation at the Molecular Medicine Research Seminars, Rangos Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

2014

News and Announcements

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

  • Bernhard Kühn, MD, delivered a Grand Rounds presentation at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
  • Bernhard Kühn, MD, was an invited lecturer at Victor Chang Research Institute in Sydney, Australia.
  • Brian Polizzotti, PhD, gave a moderated poster presentation at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Washington, D.C.
  • Sangita Choudhury, PhD, received a Career Development Award from the Office of Faculty Development at Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • Bala Ganapathy, MS, presented his poster about stimulating cardiomyocyte regeneration in neonatal mice at the Basic Research Meeting of the American Heart Association in Las Vegas.