BCVS 2018 - San Antonio, Texas

Dhanendra, Joanne, Jonathan and Dr. Elrod attended this years BCVS conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

Joanne presented her work on MCU regulation in heart failure and Jonathan presented his work on MCUB regulation of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter channel. 

Jonathan and Dhanendra both took home New Investigator Travel Awards. Congratulations to DT and Jonathan!

 BCVS award winners! Three members of the lab were represented.

BCVS award winners! Three members of the lab were represented.

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 Elrod lab members - Dhanendra (left), Joanne (center), and Jonathan (right) after the BCVS dinner and awards ceremony.

Elrod lab members - Dhanendra (left), Joanne (center), and Jonathan (right) after the BCVS dinner and awards ceremony.

 Dr. Elrod presenting on a new regulatory mechanism controling mitochondrial calcium uptake.

Dr. Elrod presenting on a new regulatory mechanism controling mitochondrial calcium uptake.

 Dr. Elrod was recognized for his service on the AHA Early Career Committee.

Dr. Elrod was recognized for his service on the AHA Early Career Committee.

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GRC 2018 - New London, New Hampshire

Dr. Elrod and Jonathan Lambert attended the Cardiac Regulatory Mechanisms Gordon Research Conference at Colby-Sawyer College . Dr. Elrod presented Alyssa Lombardi's recent work investigating mitochondrial calcium exchange's role in linking metabolism with the epigenome to modulate cellular differentiation. Jonathan Lambert's poster abstract was selected for an oral presentation and he presented work on how MCUB regulates the molecular composition of the mitochondrial calcium uniporter channel. The meeting was excellent with all the leaders in cardiac research attending.

 GRC conference attendees. Temple representatives: Bottom row, right-to-left: Dr. Kishore (2nd), Dr. Koch (3rd), Dr. Elrod (5th), Jonathan Lambert (9th).

GRC conference attendees. Temple representatives: Bottom row, right-to-left: Dr. Kishore (2nd), Dr. Koch (3rd), Dr. Elrod (5th), Jonathan Lambert (9th).

 Jonathan taking in the great outdoors.

Jonathan taking in the great outdoors.

 Jonathan at Fenway Park after the meeting with colleagues and friends.

Jonathan at Fenway Park after the meeting with colleagues and friends.

Neil's Goodbye Celebration

Neil began in the lab as part of the Presidential Scholar program during his freshman year at Temple. He was a tour de force in the lab for 4+ years. To celebrate his acceptance into Rutgers Medical School we ventured out to the German beer garden, Frankford Hall, for happy hour. Congratulations Neil on your acceptance in to medical school!

Kentucky Derby Party

Andrew performed his this thesis work at the University of Louisville where he began a tradition of watching the Derby with friends. The tradition now continues in Philly!

POOJA WINS ELIOT STELLAR AWARD

Temple University hosted the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Postdoctoral fellow, Pooja Jadiya, presented a poster on mitochondrial calcium efflux in Alzheimer’s disease and won the Eliot Stellar Research Award for her 1st place poster. Congratulations Pooja ! 

 Pooja (second left) with other award winners. 

Pooja (second left) with other award winners. 

ALYSSA DEFENDS THESIS

Alyssa Lombardi (MD/PhD student) defended her thesis "Mitochondrial Calcium Exchange links Metabolism with Epigenetic Changes to Control Cellular Differentiation" on April 25th. The lab celebrated her successful defense at 1 Tippling Place a speakeasy in Center City. Alyssa is now onto year three of medical school. Congratulations Alyssa!

Lab Outing to Nomad Pizza

To celebrate the end of summer the lab went out to Nomad Pizza on South Street for a fantastic dinner. Afterwards the lab headed to Tattooed Mom for drinks and some great games of pool. 

Seminar by Guest Speaker Jörg Heineke

 Dr. Jörg Heineke (left) and Dr. Doug Tilley at dinner after the seminar. 

Dr. Jörg Heineke (left) and Dr. Doug Tilley at dinner after the seminar. 

Jörg Heineke - Professor at Hannover Medical School and Molkentin alum, gave an excellent talk as part of the CTM Seminar Series on the Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Failure. 

BCVS 2017 - Portland, Oregon

 Alyssa presenting her poster on myofibroblast transdifferentiation

Alyssa presenting her poster on myofibroblast transdifferentiation

Dr. Elrod and lab members Jonathan and Alyssa attended the AHA-BCVS conference in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Elrod participated as a judge for the New Investigator Award competition and as a panel member of a special session. Alyssa presented two abstracts, one on myofibroblast transdifferentiation and a second on a novel necrotic cell death pathway, and Jonathan presented his work on MCUB regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake. 

 Dr. Elrod during the New Investigator competition questioning. 

Dr. Elrod during the New Investigator competition questioning. 

 Jonathan presenting his poster on MCUB regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake.

Jonathan presenting his poster on MCUB regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake.

 Panel members for the "Next Big Thing in CV Sciences" session. From left to right: Rui-ping Xiao, MD, PhD; Jennifer Davis, PhD; John W. Elrod, PhD; Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA. 

Panel members for the "Next Big Thing in CV Sciences" session. From left to right: Rui-ping Xiao, MD, PhD; Jennifer Davis, PhD; John W. Elrod, PhD; Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA. 

 "Next Big Thing in CV Sciences" session. Audience during the New Investigator Competition

"Next Big Thing in CV Sciences" session. Audience during the New Investigator Competition

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 Temple trainees take a break break from the conference to enjoy Portland's beautiful rose gardens.  

Temple trainees take a break break from the conference to enjoy Portland's beautiful rose gardens.  

Molkentin Lab Reunion 2017

Dr Elrod attended the Molkentin Lab reunion in Cincinnati where many of Jeff's past and present trainees presented their current work and reminesced about the good old days.

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The Molkentin Family Reunion

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16th Annual Dawn Mark's Day - Alyssa wins award

Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine held its 16th Annual Dawn Mark's Day student research showcase. This years event featured 44 student poster exhibits and 10 oral presentations. Jonathan gave an oral presentation on MCUb regulation of mitochondrial calcium uptake and Alyssa presented on new mechanisms of myofibroblast differentiation and won 2nd place in the poster competition. Congratulations Alyssa!

 Alyssa, right, with her award. 

Alyssa, right, with her award. 

  Alyssa, second on right, with the other winners of the oral and poster presentations. 

Alyssa, second on right, with the other winners of the oral and poster presentations. 

Tim's Last Day - Onward to upenn

The lab went out to celebrate Tim's last day at Temple.  Tim accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Joe Baur's lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Congrats and best of luck!

 

 

 

 Devin, Tim and Neil celebrate Tim's defense of his thesis. 

Devin, Tim and Neil celebrate Tim's defense of his thesis. 

 Tim, Alyssa and Trevor take a selfie to commorate the happy moment. 

Tim, Alyssa and Trevor take a selfie to commorate the happy moment. 

Tim Defends Thesis

Tim (PhD student) successfully defended his thesis "The Role of Mitchondrial Calcium Exchange in Cardiac Physiology and Disease". Afterwards the lab went out to celebrate his success. Special thanks to Dr. Tish Murphy for serving as the outside expert reader.

 The lab celebrates Tim's successful defense of this thesis.

The lab celebrates Tim's successful defense of this thesis.

 Neil, Alyssa, and Devin enjoying the festivities. 

Neil, Alyssa, and Devin enjoying the festivities. 

Holiday Party 2016

The lab ended 2016 with the annual CTM-CVRC karaoke blowout. Tim was hard at work with his selfie stick.

 

 Jonathan and Tim along with other Temple associates

Jonathan and Tim along with other Temple associates

 Wally, John and Tim during karaoke. 

Wally, John and Tim during karaoke. 

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 Tim and Emma during karaoke. 

Tim and Emma during karaoke. 

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