CMRG News

  • February 24th 2015: Congratulations to Michelle Ma on receiving a 2015 UCSD Interdisciplinary Research Award!

  • August 14th 2014: Congratulations to Jared Tangney on successfully defending his PhD thesis!

  • June 25th, 2014: Please make a donation to the Dr. Anushka Michailova Memorial Award, which will recognize excellence in Student Research at the annual UCSD Bioengineering day. For more information, see the story on KUSI San Diego.

  • May 17th, 2014: The Cardiac Mechanics Research Group mourns the loss of our wonderful friend and colleague, Dr. Anushka Michailova, who was suddenly and tragically taken from us on May 17th. Anushka was a brilliant and passionate scientist who made seminal contributions to the understanding of cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and the calcium signaling in cardiac myocytes. She was a research scientist in the Department of Bioengineering for the past 15 years, collaborated with colleagues from across campus and around the world, and was a beloved mentor to numerous post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students. We will all miss Anushka greatly and convey our heartfelt sympathies to her family.

  • April 2014: Congratulations to CMRG undergraduate researcher Jenny Cheng for receiving the 2014 Calit2-Qualcomm Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship

  • January 2014: CMRG is pleased to announce the renewal by NHLBI of the Cardiac Atlas Project with a new focus on congenital heart disease in collaboration with Auckland University and Rady Children's Hospital

  • December 10th 2013: Congratulations to Emily Pfeiffer on successfully defending her PhD thesis!

  • July 2nd 2013: Congratulations to CMRG postdoctoral fellow Andy Edwards on being a finalist in the Best Poster competition at the 2013 ISHR Conference!

  • June 22nd 2013: Congratulations to CMRG graduate student Emily Pfeiffer on receiving a Best Presentation Award at the 14th UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium!

  • June 13th 2013: Congratulations to CMRG graduate student Matt Gonzalez on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis on atrial fibrillation!

  • September 2012: Registration deadline for the 2012 Cardiac Physiome Workshop being held from October 31st to November 2nd in San Diego

  • May 2012: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Jared Tangney for successfully defending his MS thesis!

  • May 2012: Congratulations to Dr. Andy Edwards on his American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship.

  • May 2012: CMRG lab member Emily Pfeiffer selected to speak at the 2012 UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium.

  • January 2012: CMRG tours offered to Envision Conference high school students by lab member Emily Pfeiffer and the Society of Women Engineers.

  • December 2011: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Matt Janssen for successfully defending his MS thesis!

  • September 2011: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Elliot Howard for successfully defending his PhD thesis!

  • Open Now: We have a Post-Doctoral Researcher position open in the area of Systems Biology of Hypoxia Tolerance and Sensitivity. ~-More Details »

  • August 2011: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Karen Wei for successfully defending her PhD!

  • March 2011: Congratulations to Dr. Andy Edwards on receiving a prestigious 2011 Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the Heart Rhythm Society!

  • September 2010: Undergraduate BENG, MAE or ECE students: Apply now for BENG 199 independent study and design project in our lab. <more information>

  • July 2010: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Amy Hsieh for successfully defending her PhD!

  • April 2010: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Adam Wright for successfully defending his PhD!

  • NEW undergraduate internship opportunity: We have paid undergraduate internships available for the summer (closed)

  • March 2010: Congratulations to CMRG undergraduate Scott Revelli for being selected as a 2010 Goldwater Scholar!

  • March 2010: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Stuart Campbell for successfully defending his PhD!

  • January 2010: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Joyce Chuang for successfully defending her PhD!

  • October 2009: Congratulations to CMRG graduate student Stuart Campbell for receiving the Gordon Medal for Engineering Leadership!

  • October 2009: Congratulations to CMRG graduate student Amy Hsieh for receiving the Seibel Foundation Scholarship!

  • August 2009: Congratulations to CMRG graduate Darlene Hunt for successfully defending her PhD this summer!

  • May 2009: Two new models of cardiac excitation-contraction coupling published

  • November 2008: Two new systems biology papers in press in Nature Molecular Systems Biology and PLoS Computational Biology

  • September 2008: Congratulations to CMRG graduates Jake Feala, Ben Coppola, Anna Raskin and Jody Martin for successfully defending their PhD's this summer!

  • July 11th, 2008: Deadline for submission of papers to the session Emerging Challenges in Multi-Scale Modeling in Biology at the 14th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, has been extended from 14 to 21 July 2008.

  • June 11th, 2008: Congratulations to CMRG doctoral students, Stuart Campbell (advised by Dr. McCulloch) and Amy Hsieh (advised by Dr. Ross) for receiving 2008 AHA Pre-Doctoral Fellowships!

  • April 15th, 2008: Congratulations to CMRG doctoral students, Stuart Campbell and Amy Hsieh for receiving 2008 UC San Diego Scholarship Awards!

  • March 24th, 2008: Researchers are cordially invited to submit papers and abstracts to the session Emerging Challenges in Multi-Scale Modeling in Biology at the 14th Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing, from 5-9 January 2009 at the Big Island of Hawaii.

  • February 11th, 2008: Five new papers in 2008 span molecular to cell, tissue and organ scales.

  • January 1st, 2008: Happy New Year from CMRG

  • August 1st, 2007: CMRG Graduate Dr. Peter Costandi takes a Clinical and Systems Engineer position at St Jude Medical in Sylmar, CA

  • June 15th, 2007: Register now for the 1st Annual UCSD Interfaces Graduate Research Symposium.

  • June 9th, 2007: Congratulations to Amy Hsieh for receiving a 2007 TA Excellence Award for her teaching in BENG 186!

  • June, 2007: Ten new model papers in 2007 span molecular network to cell, tissue, organ and system scales.

  • June 7th-14th, 2007: Dr. McCulloch presents new research on Multi-scale cardiac modeling at a Center of Excellence in Biomedical Computing workshop at Simula Research Lab in Oslo, Norway.

  • June 7th-9th, 2007: Dr. Roy Kerckhoffs presents new results on cardiac resynchronization therapy at FIMH 2007 in Salt Lake City.

  • April 28th, 2007: Dr. McCulloch talks to Robyn Williams about Modeling the Heart on the Australian Broadcasting System's The Science Show.

  • April 23rd, 2007: Dr. McCulloch talks about Multi-scale modeling of inherited arrhythmia mechanisms at the 32nd ISCE Meeting in Cancun, Mexico.

  • March 18th-23rd, 2007: Dr. McCulloch talks about Short- and long-term mechanoelectric feedback mechanisms at the Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA. Adam Wright presents his research with Dr. Robert Ross on optical mapping in vinculin-deficient mice.

  • March 14th, 2007: Dr. McCulloch talks about Cardiac Systems Biology at the SIMBIOS seminar at Stanford University.

  • March 5th, 2007: Dr. Jeff Jacots presents his findings on the Effect of substrate elasticity on development of contractile function and calcium transients in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes at the 2007 Biophysical Society Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

  • February 20th, 2007: Dr. McCulloch talks about Multi-scale computational biology of the heart at the SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering at Costa Mesa, CA.

  • February, 2007: Five new model papers in 2007 span molecular network to whole cell to organ system scales.

  • December 18th, 2006: CMRG Holiday Party!

  • December 4th-5th, 2006: Dr. McCulloch talks about Systems Biology of Cardiac Regulatory Networks at the Third Annual Meeting of the Cell Biodynamics Simulation Project at Kyoto University.

  • November 13th, 2006: Dr. McCulloch gives the departmental seminar in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota.

  • November 5th-6th, 2006: Karen Wei presents her work on Designing a 3-D Tissue Culture Platform for Cardiac Regeneration at the Third Annual GREAT Training Retreat in Laguna Beach.

  • October 21st, 2006: Dr. McCulloch gives a keynote address on Cardiac Systems Biology and Multi-Scale Modeling at the student-organized BCATS Symposium at Stanford.

  • October 2nd-6th, 2006: Drs. McCulloch and Omens represented CMRG at a workshop on Cardiac Mechanics and Remodeling at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State.

  • September 12th, 2006: Dr. McCulloch gave the Konrad Witzig Memorial Lecture at the 17th Congress of the CSDS in Vaals, The Netherlands.

  • September 11th, 2006: Dr. Tayo Fakunle joins CMRG from the University of Arkansas.

  • September 8th, 2006: New MoinMoin Wiki-based website goes online.