Heritage Medical Research Centre

University of Alberta, Edmonton


October 2021

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

July 2021

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

June  2021

​[New Student]  Welcome to Ms. Yingxi Li, a new graduate student joining our lab from Dalhousie University! 

MaY 2021

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

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 discussing 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 

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.