Trainees (2005-2018 shown alphabetically)

Trainee, Year of Entry Prior Degree & Institution (Mentor - Department/ program)Title of Research Project or Research TopicDegree(s) Received (Year)Current Position and Institution (grant support obtained)
Abebayehu, DanielImmunomodulation in response to BiomaterialsPhD (2017)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Allen, StevenDiffusion Weighted MRI guidance for Focused Ultrasound SurgeriesPhD (2016)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Anderson, WarrenPhD (2016)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Balasubramanian, NagarajAdhesion dependent signaling, role of membrane raft microdomain traffickingPhD (2000)Assistant Professor, Biology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India, Research Related (Ramalingaswami Fellowship, Department of Biotechnology, India, India Welcome Trust-DBT Alliance Sr Res Fellowship (2011-2016))
Brinkman, ColinThe role of T cell-vascular endothelium interactions in CD8 T cell homing to peripheral tissues and tumorsPhD (2010)Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland Baltimore MD, Research Related
Brown, IsolaSpatial and Temporal Response of the Vasculature to Zika Virus InfectionPhD (2017)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Bulut, GamzeSmooth muscle cell derived macrophages in diet induced obesityPhD (2014)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Butcher, JoshuaThe Role of hemoglobin Alpha on Blood PressurePhD (2013)Research Associate, University of Georgia, Research RElated
Call, JarrodSkeletal Muscle-heart crosstalk in prevention of diabetic cardio-myopathyPhD (2011)Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Georgia, Research Related (AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 12POST12030231 (2012-2014))
Conway, DanielMeasuring forces at endothelial cell junctions under shear stressPhD (2009)Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Research Related (AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 11POST6460003 (2011-2013))
Deaton, RebeccaPDGF-BB decreases expression of the full repertoire of SMC marker genes through a KLF4 dependent mechanismPhD(2002)On indefinite family leave, husband transferred to Hong Kong; previously supported by an AHA post-doctoral fellowship (AHA-MidAtl 0725378U (2007-2009))
Deem, TracyRole of monocyte subsets in atherosclerosisPhD (2004)Assistant Professor, James Madison University Biology Department, Other (AHA 0625421U (2006-2008))
DePuy, SethMechanisms of action of angiotensin-II on C1 neuronsPhD (2007)Postdoctoral Scientist, Eli Lilly and Company
Downs, EmilyAnisotropic Reinforcement of Right Ventricle Following InjuryMD (2012)Postdoctoral Fellow as part of her overall Cardiothoracic Fellowship training
Drake, JoshuaExercise-induced AMPK in control of mitophagyPhD (2014)Postdoctoral fellow, University of Virginia, will start individual American Diabetes Association Fellowship #1-16-PDF-030 on 1/2016 (American Diabetes Association Fellowship PDF-030 (2016))
Fielden, SamuelImproving fluorine MRI for cellular imaging of monocyte infiltration of the hearth after myocardial infarctionPhD (2013)Research MRI Core Manager at Geisinger Health System, Research Related (AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 14POST20380604 (2014))
Franke, AaronSmooth Muscle Contractility, Cell Migration, and the Development of the Coronary Vasculature in the Absence of Myosin Light Chain KinasePhD (2005)Director of Analytics, Brain Surgery Worldwide Inc. Atlanta, Georgia, Other, Research Related
Garvey, SeanCalcineurin-dependent regulation of vascular smooth muscle phenotypePhD (2007)Senior Scientist, Abbott Nutrition R&D-Global discovery, Research Intensive (APS postdoctoral fellow))
Good, MirandaRole of Pannexin in Cerebral IschemiaPhD (2009)Research Associate, Cardiovascular Research Center, UVA (Received an F32 NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship with percentile score of 2% to start July 1, 2016)
Greene, NicInfluence of Lipid Overload on Development of Skeletal Muscle Insulin Resistance, Attenuation by ExercisePhD (2011)Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Health, Human Performance and Recreation, University of Arkansas, Research Related (NIH F32-NIDDK)
Griffiths, RachaelSingle Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Nuclear Factor Erythroid 2-Like 2 are Associated with Increased Markers of Subclinical AtherosclerosisPhD (2009)Medical Writer/Copywriter, Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc, Research Related
Gutknecht, MichaelInvestigation of Hornerin and its role in vascular EC survivalPhD (2014)Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering UVA (N/A)
Haggart, CharlieSystems modeling of overload- and heart failure-associated changes in myocardial metabolismPhD (2010)FDA Commissioner's Fellow, DC, Research Related
Hazarika, SuroviGenetics of PADPhD (2005)Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine Department (Cardiology Division), Research Related (AHA SDG Award grant # 15SDG25490007, University of Virginia)
Helm, PatProgression of cardiac dys-synchrony of a mouse model of reperfused myocardial infarction (MI)PhD (2005)Principal scientist, Medtronic Navigation, Littleton MA, Research Related
Heuslein, JoshuaRegulation of arteriogenesis by mechanosensitive microRNAs and DNA methylation: A potential epigenetic approach for treating peripheral arterial diseasePhD (2016)In Training, Post-Doctoral Fellow UVA
Hoffman, BrentDevelopment of a Genetically Encoded, FRET-based Molecular Tension SensorPhD (2006)Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Cardiovascular Research center, Cell biology, Duke University, Research Related (AHA-MidAtl 09POST2130027 (2009-2011))
Johnson, KenMR coronary artery imaging, myocardial perfusion imaging, and quantitative perfusion MRI of peripheral arterial diseasePhD (2010)Software Engineer, HeartVista, Research Related (AHA MidAtl081509E (2008-2010))
Kennedy, MatthewMultimodal Photoacoustic and Fluorescence MicroscopyPhD (2010)Engineer, Babock &Wilcox Company, Other
MacGabhann, FeilimCollateral capillary arteriolization in skeletal muscle of different mouse strains, and the impact of matrix-bound VEGF on endothelial cell activationPhD (2006)Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Institute for Computational Med, Johns Hopkins, Research Related (NIH K99)
Martin, KyleInvestigating the fate of implanted muscle progenitor cells during volumetric muscle loss regenerationPhD (2015)Research scientist, Karolinska Institutet, Stockhom, Sweden, (Whitaker International Fellowship Award)
Nguyen, AnhElucidating the plasticity of vascular smooth cells during reversible phenotypic switching and transdifferentiationPhD (2011)Research Scientist, University of Virginia, Research Intensive (AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 12POST11630032 (2012-2013))
Orr, AnthonyIntegrin signaling in the endothelial response to shear stressPhD (2002)Associate Professor Dept Pathology Louisiana State University, Research Related (Postdoctoral Fellowship 05255890 5R01HL098435)
Peterson, AlexisEffects of MicroRNA-93 on phenotypic changes in cells modeling aspects of peripheral artery disease in-vitroPhD (2013)Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Research Related
Richardson, WilliamMultiscale model of cardiac fibroblast mechano-biologyPhD (2012)Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Clemson University, Research Related
Rosean, ClaireMechanisms of TLR signaling and cooperation in B lympohcytesPhD (2014)Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, UVA (N/A)
Rusin, CraigPredicting apnea of prematurity in neonatal infants using nonlinear time series analysis of cardio-respiratory synchronizationPhD (2009)Assistant Prof, Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital Houston Texas, Research Related
Salmon, Morgan (Angulo)The Role of Zinc-Finger Transcription Factors in Vascular Smooth Muscle Development, Injury and DiseasePhD (2008)Research Associate, Cardiovascular Research Center, Univ of Virginia, Research Related (AHA-MidAtl 11POST7400056 (2011))
Shankman, LauraLineage analysis of smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosisPhD (2014)Postdoctoral fellow, University of Virginia; formerly an AHA predoctoral fellow in the Owens lab (N/A)
Smith, RobertEffects of Hyperglycemia in Acute MIMD (2006)Chief Resident, General Surgery, Duke University and Graduate Student, University Graduate, Other
Straub, AdamMechanisms of compartmentalized nitric oxide signaling at the myoendothelial junctionPhD (2008)Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburg, Research Related (1F32HL103042-01 (2010) 1K99HL112904-01 (2014))
Tkachenko, Svyatoslav (Slava)cardiomyocyte proliferationPhD (2009)Research associate, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Wenker, IanBrainstem Control of BP in conscious rodentsPhD (2014)Research Associate (NRSA 1F32HL127975-01)
Williams, StephenGenetics of One-Carbon Metabolism in StrokePhD (2013)Research Associate, University of Virginia, Research Related
Wilson, AshleyMechanisms of T cell recruitment to the tumor vasculaturePhD (2015)Postdoctoral fellow, University of Virginia (N/A)