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$1.7M supports heart and stroke research


London, ON – Researchers at the University of Western Ontario (Western) and Lawson Health Research Institute Health have received a $1.7 million boost from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

In total, ten scientists received funding for projects aimed at reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. The complete list of recipients includes:

Subrata Chakrabarti received $142,960 (2 years) for the project “Vasoactive and cardioactive factors in diabetic heart disease”.

Sean Cregan received $181,468 (2 years) for his project “Mechanisms of p53 and ATF4 induced neuronal apoptosis”.

James Hammond received $251,055 (3 years) for his project “Role of Nucleoside/Nucleobase Transporters in the Regulation of the Vascular Effects of Adenosine and its Metabolites”.

David Hess received $139,904 (2 years) for his project “Progenitor cell regulation of the vascular regenerative niche”.

Morris Karmazyn received $167,750 (2 years) for his project “Sodium-regulatory transporter in myocardial remodelling and heart failure”.

Stephen Lownie received $170,306 (2 years) for his project “Selective Brain Cooling”.

Kibret Mequanint received $234,495 (3 years) for the project “Smooth muscle cell phenotype regulation in 3D fibrous biodegradable scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering”.

David Spence received $161,016 (2 years) for his project “Effect of aldosterone antagonism on carotid atherosclerosis”.

Hao Wang received $142,742 (2 years) for his project “Prevention of antibody-mediated rejection by soluble CD83 in presensitized cardiac allograft recipients”.

Kaiping Yang received $140,330 (2 years) for his project “Early-life Origins of Visceral Adiposity”.

Reported by Kathy Wallis, University of Western Ontario