Dr. Zam Kassiri
Heritage Medical Research Centre
University of Alberta, Edmonton
[AWARD!] Congratulations to Dr. Mei Hu for receiving the Department of Physiology's Peter Pang (best thesis) award! Very well desrved!
[New Publication!] Check out our Editoral in Canadian Journal of Cardiology (Zhu & Kassiri) titled: "Can good CARMA prevent abdominal aortic aneurysm?"
[New Graduate!] Congratulations to Dr. Mei Hu for successfully defending her PhD thesis!
[New Publication!] Review article by Al Rimon et al. (in colab. with Dr. K. Brunt lab @ Dalhousie U.): "High Impact Opportunities to Address Ischemia: A Focus on Heart and Circulatory Research" Am J Physiol: Heart & Cir Physiol. doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00402.2022
Research Article by Aujla et al. finally published in Hypertension: "Loss of ADAM15 Exacerbates Transition to Decompensated Myocardial Hypertrophy and Dilation Through Activation of the Calcineurin Pathway".
[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"
[New Publication!] Check out our Review article in Hypertension (Kilic et al.) on what is known about ADAMs and ADAM-TSs in aortic aneurysm.
[New Publication!] Check out our Editorial (Hu & Kassiri) in ATVB (DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.122.317861) on the role of TGF-beta receptors in the venous smooth muscle and endothelial cells.
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.