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Md. Shenuarin Bhuiyan obtained his PhD in Pharmacology from Tohoku University Graduate School in Japan. Shenu is leading a project that will define the structure function relationships of myosin binding protein C so that we can determine its role in both normal cardiac function and the development of heart failure as a result of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
James Gulick received his MS in Biochemistry and now is a senior scientist operating at a faculty level in the Robbins' lab. He is skilled with all facets of the laboratory's operation and is an important resource person for new people in the lab. He oversees most of the molecular cloning and is the "go-to" person in the lab for day-to-day technical questions and help with the molecular techniques.
Manish Gupta obtained his PhD in Molecular Microbiology in 2007 from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India and joined the lab in 2009. Manish is working on discovering novel partners that interact with the critical sarcomeric proteins.
Dr. Timothy E. Hewett is an independent faculty who continues his association with the lab by providing expertise in the interpretation of whole organ and whole animal physiology. He currently leads the Sports Medicine Research Program at Ohio State University.
Jeanne James, MD is a Board certified Pediatric Cardiologist and, in addition to her basic research program, does service in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology. Dr. James is expert in measuring cardiovascular function and has melded this with the tools of molecular genetics to explore structure-function relationships in the contractile proteins.
Patrick McLendon received his PhD in Biological Chemistry from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2009. Patrick is working on developing the High throughput screening procedures to detect proteins that interact with the processes of protein aggregation and protein misfolding. He is also involved with the projects that are studying how mutations in the cardiac sarcomere lead directly to heart disease.
Dr. Hanna Osinska received her PhD in Poland. Hanna is a world expert in transmission electron microscopy and has also developed a real talent for pushing confocal microscopy to the forefront of the laboratory's experimental repertoire. Dr. Osinska aids the entire lab in applying these powerful imaging tools to understanding the animal models' behaviors at the cell and subcellular levels.
Md. Abdur Razzaque obtained his PhD in 2005 from the Graduate School of Life Science, Himeji Institute of Technology, University of Hyogo, Japan. He joined the laboratory in 2010 and is studying the effects of altered cell signaling on the development of cardiac disease.
Dr. Robbins is an Executive Co-Director of the Heart Institute. He focuses on modeling human cardiovascular disease, particularly those diseases that result in compromised cardiac function. His lab has established the means to direct the heart to synthesize normal and mutant proteins.
Kritton Shay-Winkler is our animal technician and is responsible for maintaining all of the colonies that support well over 2 million dollars in research. She also has become expert at supporting the histology and pathology methods upon which the lab depends.
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