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American Heart Association (AHA) Undergraduate Summer Student Fellowship

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Undergraduates - Junior
Undergraduates - Senior

Researchers at UC San Diego have received a three-year award from the American Heart Association (AHA) to establish an undergraduate research program. The award enables 5 undergraduate students with the possibility for a 10-week research experience during the summers of 2017-2019. The objective of the award is to encourage students from all disciplines to consider research careers in areas that are relevant for the mission of the AHA - to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Student from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply for this fellowship experience.

The students can participate in cutting-edge research being undertaken in five laboratories at UC San Diego, in research areas that include muscle biomechanics, molecular origins for cardiovascular disease, or different aspects of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology.

The participating laboratories are:

Ju Chen, Professor of Medicine investigates cardiac and skeletal muscle myopathies. Projects in Dr. Chen's lab revolve around myofibrillar and sarcomere associated proteins, such as FHL1, Cypher, and use genetic, physiological and biochemical techniques.

Stephan Lange, Assistant Professor. Research projects in Dr. Lange's laboratory investigate signaling pathways that at are responsible for the development of dilated cardiomyopathy

Jeff Omens, Professor in Bioengineering is interested in biomechanics of cardiac contraction and cardiac disease mechanisms. Projects in Dr. Omens's lab investigate passive and active mechanics of the normal and diseased hearts.

Nicole Purcell, Assistant Professor, studies different aspects of cerebrovascular and cardiovascular physiology.

Farah Sheikh, Associate Professor. Projects in Dr. Sheikh's lab evolve around molecular mechanisms for the development of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.
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Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular Biology
Medical Sciences
Molecular Biology

Biochemical Engineering
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Physiology
Medical Biology
Molecular Biology
Molecular Genetics

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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