Congratulations to our four winners of the CCVR Summer Seed Grants!

hand_plantThe Summer Seed Grants support graduate students working in areas of cardiovascular research. They are designed to encourage new collaborations among CCVR members across colleges and within the University of Colorado Health (UCH) system.

This year the CCVR funded four proposals:

 

Micah Battson (Food Science and Human Nutrition)

MENTOR: Chris Gentile (Food Science and Human Nutrition) and Kimberly Cox-York (Food Science and Human Nutrition)

NEW COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS: Doug Seals (University of Colorado, Boulder)

PROJECT: Endothelial cell NLRP3 inflammasome activation in obese individuals with endothelial dysfunction: translating in vitro findings to humans.

 
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Hieu Bui (College of Engineering)

MENTOR: Sue James (College of Engineering)

NEW COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS: Arun Kota (College of Engineering), Christine Olver (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

PROJECT: Anti-thrombogenic materials for cardiovascular applications.

 

 

Christopher Hearon (Health and Exercise Science)

MENTOR: Frank Dinenno (Health and Exercise Science)

NEW COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS: Greg Amburg (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

PROJECT: Hypoxia induced ATP release from human erythrocytes: potential role of the mechanosensitive ion channel TRPV4

 

 

Lance LiPuma (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

MENTOR: Adam Chicco (College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences)

NEW COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS: Chris Gentile (Food Science and Human Nutrition), Greg Amburg (College of Vet Medicine and Biomedical Sciences), Frank Dinenno (Health and Exercise Science)

PROJECT: Polyunsaturated fatty acids, mitochondria and vascular function