It is by following her heart that Chen Gao always finds value on the road to pursuing her dreams. Chen completed her BS in Biology at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. She earned her PhD in Molecular Biology here at UCLA under the supervision of Dr. Yibin Wang.
The future of cardiovascular medicine is here at UCLA, because we have a team of investigators that are fully committed - from the level of clinical care, through discovery science and engineering, to community outreach, and to educating the next generation.
Dr. Eghbali and her colleagues have identified a key molecule that controls the production of oxidized lipids, and is reduced in the lungs and blood of patients with pulmonary hypertension; this discovery could lead to the development of a new blood test to aid in early detection.
UCLA cardiologist Dr. Holly Middlekauff and her research group are studying the health effects, especially the cardiac health effects, of E-cigarettes. She hopes that providing scientific data to potential users will ensure that this important personal decision is an informed decision.
Julia J. Mack, PhD, of Iruela-Arispe Lab, first author on a paper to show that endothelial NOTCH1 is responsive to shear stress, and is necessary for the maintenance of junctional integrity, cell elongation, and suppression of proliferation, phenotypes induced by laminar shear stress.