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2009-10 Sarnoff Fellows

Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation

2009-10 Sarnoff Fellows

Mani Akhtari
Medical School: University of California, San Diego
Sponsor: Christopher Glass, MD
Host Institution: Columbia
Preceptor: Alan Tall, MD
Research area:The role of the hematopoietic stem cell population in hypercholesterolemia—associated monocytosis

Kevin Alexander
Medical School: University of Pennsylvania
Sponsor: Mariell Jessup, MD
Host Institution: Duke University
Preceptor: Howard Rockman, MD
Research area: The role of PI3Kγ in ß2AR-mediated EGFR transactivation

Joanna Ayoung
Medical School: Cornell
Sponsor: Morton Bogdonoff, MD
Host Institution: New York University
Preceptor: Edward Fisher, MD, PhD
Research area: Cellular uptake and extracellular interaction of Gd-rHDL and FeO-rHDL with components of atherosclerotic plaques

Ahmad Bayomy
Medical School: University of Washington
Sponsor: David Dichek, MD
Host Institution: Brigham & Women's
Preceptor: Ronglih Liao, PhD
Research area: The role of matrix environment on cardiac side-population cell viability and commitment to cardiac differentiation

Henry Cheng
Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Sponsor: Linda Demer, MD, PhD
Host Institution: Stanford
Preceptor: Thomas Quertermous, MD
Research area: To investigate whether allelic variation in the 9p21.3 disease-associated intergenic region or in the CDKN2B 3'-UTR regulates CDKN2B or ANRIL expression, and the mechanisms for this regulation

Jennifer Jarvie
Medical School: University of Colorado
Sponsor: Robert Eckel, MD
Host Institution: Brigham & Women's
Preceptor: Joanne Foody, MD
Research area: Sister to Sister: Women's Assessment and Tracking of Cardiovascular Health (WATCH) study

Victoria Parikh
Medical School: Stanford
Sponsor: Philip Tsao, PhD
Host Institution: Brigham & Women's
Preceptor: Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
Research area: egulation of Fibrosis and Pulmonary Hypertension by MicroRNA

James Piccuccello
Medical School: Johns Hopkins
Sponsor: Charles Lowenstein, MD
Host Institution: Broad Institute
Preceptor: Sekar Kathiresan, MD
Research area: Genetic basis for plasma lipid concentrations

Rachel Roth
Medical School: Cleveland Clinic
Sponsor: James Young, MD
Host Institution: Cleveland Clinic
Preceptor: John Hickner, MD
Research area: Investigating predictors of good BP and lipid control (and therefore decreased morbidity) in three categories, patient and community factors, doctors and practice factors, and system factors

Jose Sanchez
Medical School: Case Western Reserve
Sponsor: Robert Haynie, MD, PhD
Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Preceptor: Robin Shaw, MD, PhD
Research area: Role of 14-3-3 regulation of Cx43 in heart failure

Kaartiga Sivanesan
Medical School: Vanderbilt
Sponsor: H. Scott Baldwin, MD
Host Institution: Stanford
Preceptor: Paul Wang, MD
Research area: To develop a novel way to reduce the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation

Christopher Stapleton
Medical School: Harvard
Sponsor: Mark Feinberg, MD
Host Institution: University of Southern California
Preceptor: Florence Hoffman, PhD
Research area: A potential role for thrombospondin-1 in mediating the aberrant angiogenic characteristics of brain arteriovenous malformation endothelial cells

Catherine Wong
Medical School: Cornell
Sponsor: Morton Bogdonoff, MD
Host Institution: Yale University
Preceptor: Harlan Krumholz, MD
Research area: Understanding the epidemiology and progression of heart failure

 

2nd Year Fellows

Kenta Nakamura - Second Year Fellow
Medical School: University of California, San Francisco
Sponsor: Daniel Lowenstein, MD
Host Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Preceptor: Bruce Conklin, MD

Olakunle Ogunrinade - Second Year Fellow
Medical School: Stanford
Sponsor: Philip Tsao, PhD
Host Institution: Rockefeller University
Preceptor: Jan Breslow, MD

 

 

 

 

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