Heritage Medical Research Centre

University of Alberta, Edmonton


March 2022

​[New Award!] Congratulations to Devon Hupka for receiving Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Summer studentship for his STIR program (Special Training in Research for MD students).

January 2022

​[New Student] Welcome to our new PhD student, Mr. Razoan Al Rimon, who bravely moved to Canada (Edmonton) in January, and also received a Recruitment Scholarship! 

December 2021

​[New Publication] Check out our new publication in Matrix Biology reporting a novel function for ADAM15 in collagen cross-linking and infarct formation after myocardial infarction (Chute et al)Doi: 10.1016/j.matbio.2021.12.002.

December 2021

​[New Awards]  Congratulations to Yingxi Li for receiving the AGES award, and to Tolga Kilic for receiving the FoMD David Lawson Award.

October 2021

​[New Publication] Check out our new publication in FASEB J reporting a novel role of Gelsolin molecule in regulation of fibroblast function through AMPK pathway (Jana et al.). Doi: 10.1096/fj.202100038RR.

July 2021

​[New Achievements]  Double congratulations to Priya Aujla for receiving the prestigious Motyl  Graduate Scholarship, and for successfully completing her Ph.D. candidacy exam!!

MaY 2021

​[New Prize!] Congratulations to Priya Aujla for winning the Best Oral Presentation Award at the Department of Physiology Research Day (1st place!).

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.