Pilot Project PI Receives American Heart Association (AHA) Grant-in-Aid Award

We are pleased to announce that CPVB COBRE pilot project PI Jun Feng, MD & PhD, has received an American Heart Association (AHA) Grant-in-Aid award. The 3 year award titled Metabolic Regulation of Endothelial SKCa/IKCa Channels and Coronary Endothelial Function will begin 7/1/2015 to 6/30/2018, totaling $198,000. For this AHA project application, Dr. Feng employed pilot data from his ongoing CPVB-COBRE pilot project. The new AHA award is for Dr. Feng to continue to investigate the mechanism responsible for metabolic regulation of small and intermediate calcium-activated potassium channels and endothelial function in an animal model of metabolic syndrome. Dr. Frank Sellke is Dr. Feng’s Mentor for current ongoing pilot project of CPVB.COBRE.