Graduate students Tommy Martin and Marisa Stachowski both pass their dissertation proposals!
March 17th, 2020
Dr. Kirk informed he received tenure. Looks like he'll be doing this for awhile longer.
December 4th, 2019
Graduate student Tommy Martin received an American Heart Association Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
September 11, 2019
Dr. Mary Papadaki received a Diploma of Distinction award for her talk at the 2019 European Muscle Conference (EMC).
July 28, 2019
Dr. Mary Papadaki, Lizhuo Ai, Marisa Stachowski, and Tommy Martin all presented posters at the annual AHA BCVS meeting in Boston. They each did a fantastic job!
May 10th, 2019
We received the Notice of Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for our R21 proposal to study the effects of adolescent binge alcohol!
April 2, 2019
Marisa Stachowski was selected for a best abstract award and gave an oral presentation at the Loyola CVRI Research Day!
March 15th, 2019
Lizhuo Ai successfully defended her Masters thesis! Congratulations, Liz!
February 1st, 2019
Chutima Rattanasopa, a visiting graduate student from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, published her paper on sex differences in the effects of doxorubicin-induced myofilament dysfunction in AJP-Heart.
December 1st, 2018
We had our annual lab party, Sarcoberfest! Its supposed to be in October, but it never is. We had a great time!
November 8th, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Kirk was awarded the Junior Scientist of the Year award at the annual St. Albert's Research Day at Loyola. Dr. Seth Robia, also in Physiology, won the Senior Scientist of the Year!
November 5th, 2018
Dr. Mary Papadaki's recent paper from the lab on the link between heart failure and diabetes was highlighted in Nature Reviews Cardiology!
October 18th, 2018
Dr. Mary Papadaki published her paper, Diabetes with heart failure increases methylglyoxal modifications in the sarcomere, which inhibit function in JCI Insight.
August 22nd, 2018
Marisa Stachowski published her first paper in the lab on the Phospho-proteomic fingerprint of cardiac dyssynchrony and resynchronization therapy. Congratulations!
May 22nd, 2018
Dr. Mary Papadaki received the Best Poster award at the bi-annual Myofilament Meeting in Madison, WI. The meeting is one of the lab's favorites, so it was a big honor, and a well-deserved one!
September 1st, 2017
Dr. Toni Pak, interim Chair of our department, started her newest R01 from NIA, which we are collaborating on. Congratulations, Dr. Pak!
July 1st, 2017
Dr. Mary Papadaki received a post-doctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association that will support her research on methylglyoxal modifications in the myofilament for the next two years!
April 1st, 2017
Thanks to an NIH R01, the lab begins work on GSK-3b signaling in the ischemic heart.
November 22nd, 2016
Dr. Mary Papadaki's abstract was selected for an oral presentation for the Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
November 14th, 2016
Dr. Kirk recorded a podcast for a recent paper on heart rate modulation in American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Listen to it here!
June 29th, 2016
The Department won a Thermo LTQ Orbitrap for the Proteomics Core from GenTech! Thanks to Mohit Kumar, a graduate student for getting his name drawn.
June 18th - 22nd, 2016
The lab attended the 5th Bi-Annual Myofilament Meeting in Madison, WI. Dr. Mary Papadaki presented a poster and gave a great talk at the Early Career Day! Dr. Jonathan Kirk gave a talk at the main meeting and included a story about goats.
March 1st, 2016
Scientific American has an article on our PITA paper in their March issue! Click here to read it.
December 23rd, 2015
Our paper came out in Science: Translational Medicine today!
July 1st, 2015
The lab opens!