Maria Burnatowska-Hledin, the Frederich Garrett and Helen Floor Dekker Professor of Biomedicine and Chemistry, recently received a $154,000 award from the American Heart Association for the project titled Regulation of VACM-1/CUL5 signaling in the endothelium by a novel peptide ligand. The project runs from 1 January 2019 through 31 December 2020.
Dr. Burnatowska-Hledin’s research group will examine how an isolated, sequenced, and synthesized novel peptide will interact with the protein VACM-1/CUL5, which may be involved in the degradation of cellular proteins. This work may lead to new therapeutic strategies for heart diseases and improve the treatment of disorders such as sepsis. Undergraduate researchers will play a central role in this work.
Congratulations on your highly competitive award, Maria!