MyoKardia Announces Inaugural MyoSeeds™ Research Grants Program Awardees
“MyoSeeds grants are reflective of our efforts to target the underlying drivers of cardiac diseases, with the ultimate goal of improving patient care through better diagnosis and treatment options. We are not just investing in the advancement of our own programs, but also seek a variety of creative ways to foster a broader community with a shared commitment to better understand and address cardiomyopathies,” said
Over 50 applicants participated in a competitive review process, in which proposals were assessed for scientific merit, feasibility and impact of the proposed project, and alignment with the research priorities for the funding cycle. Three projects have been selected for the 2019 annual funding cycle and will receive
Helena Kenny, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa
Topic: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress and heart failure
Dr. Kenny has developed novel models of ER stress, which she will use to dissect underlying contributors to progression of heart failure.
Peder Larson, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Topic: Age-related changes in energy and metabolism in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy increases the energy used during each contraction of the heart. Dr. Larson is investigating the use of non-invasive cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to understand shifts in energetic burden in the HCM heart over time.
Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Topic: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in populations of South Asian descendants
Dr. Sadayappan’s lab is committed to elucidating the causes of sarcomeric disease at the molecular level. He will investigate the molecular consequences of the D389V mutation in cMyBP-C and its interplay with myosin.
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