Graduate Student in Dr. Peng Zhang’s Laboratory (Project 4) Receives American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship Award

We are pleased to announce that Nedyalka (Nelly) Valkov, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Peng Zhang, MD & MS (PI of the Project 4), has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The 2 year fellowship award entitled “A novel inhibitory role of microRNA-1 in cardiac fibroblast activation” from 07/01/2015 to 6/30/2017 has a total amount of $46,000 to support Nelly on investigation of the regulatory effects of microRNA-1 and its mechanisms of action in cardiac fibroblasts. Nelly is currently a 3rd year graduate student in the Graduate Program of the Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology (MPP) at Brown University. Dr. Peng Zhang is Nelly’s Thesis Advisor and Sponsor for the awarded AHA Predoctoral Fellowship.