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.
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!
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 !
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!
Temple hosted it's 6th Annual Temple Translational Science Symposium. Pooja, Jonathan, Alyssa and Emma all presented their work. Alyssa won the Travel Award for her presentation on mitochondrial bioenergetic signaling in myofibroblast differentiation. Congratulations Alyssa!
John, Jonathan, Alyssa, Pooja and Emma attended the TRiMAD conference. Jonathan, Pooja and Alyssa all presented work at this mitochondrial focused meeting.
The CTM gathered to celebrate Dr. Kishore's new NHLBI PPG grant focused on exosome treatment in heart failure. Congratulations to Dr. Kishore and the rest of the Temple team (Dr's. Koch, Houser and Elrod).
CTM trainees went out to Luke's Lobster for lunch to celebrate Nora's last day. Congrats to Nora on her new teaching position in Italy!
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.
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.
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!
Dr Barrie Ashby, an esteemed member of the Temple teaching community, retired this spring. Happy Retirement Dr. Ashby!
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!
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 ended 2016 with the annual CTM-CVRC karaoke blowout. Tim was hard at work with his selfie stick.