Heritage Medical Research Centre

University of Alberta, Edmonton


March 2021

​[New Publication] Congratulations to  Hu et al.  on her FIRST 1st-authored research paper in ATVB. "Loss of TIMP4 promotes atherosclerotic plaque deposition in the abdominal aorta despite suppressed plasma cholesterol levels".  DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.120.315522

December 2020

​[New Publication] Congratulations to Ms. Priya Aujla on her FIRST 1st author publication! Review article discussion the versatility of the FBs in the heart: "Diverse origins and activation of fibroblasts in cardiac fibrosis" Cellular Signaling.  DOI: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2020.109869 

Novenber 2020

​[New Achievement]  Big Congrats to Mei on passing her Ph.D. candidacy exam. Great job Mei! We are looking forward to seeing your new achievements very soon. 

September 2020

​[New Student]  Welcome to Mr. Devon Hupka, a new Physiology Honor's project student in our lab!

September 2020

​[New Role] As the new Associate Chair and Grad Coordinator for the the Dept of Physiology, looking forward to working closely with the wonderful grad student in our department!

Join our laboratory


The Kassiri Lab welcomes students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting scholars who are interested in conducting research related to extracellular matrix and cardiovascular diseases. The potential applicants are expected to have a strong background in one of the following areas: physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and pharamcology. Potential graduate students are admitted to the MSc or PhD physiology program at the University of Alberta. If you are intrinsically motivated, please contact Dr. Kassiri directly. Please click here for more details regarding position availability in our lab.