Heritage Medical Research Centre

University of Alberta, Edmonton


August 2022 

​[New Lab Tech!] Welcome to Ms. Nikki Atanasova, our new lab technician, who will bring some order to our lab!!

​[New Student!] Welcome to our new PhD student, Mr. Jiechun Zhu, who joins us from Ontario, and was successful in receiving a full scholarship (CSC) for his PhD training!

​[New Publication!] Just published: a side effect that was worth exploring, by Hu et al. "Implications of SM22α-Cre expression in keratinocytes and un-anticipated inflammatory skin lesions in a model of atherosclerosis" Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, DOI: 10.1152/ajpheart.00325.2022"

July 2022

June 2022

​[New member!] Welcome to our new Post-doctoral Fellow, Dr. Ilamaran Meganathan!  Ilamaran completed his PhD training at CSIR (Faculty of Technology/Biotechnology), India.

May 2022

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! 

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.