December 11, 2022
Yifang is awarded AHA postdoctoral fellowship for her project. Shea is awarded AHA predoctoral fellowship for her project “Cardiac Fibroblast Specific PTBP1 and its Role in Heart Function”. Congratulations!
October 12, 2022
Shea and Paige present at the 2022 Pathology Research Symposium. Great work!
October 6, 2022
Press release on our Cell Stem Cell paper:
“Scientists Discover Protein Partners that Could Heal Heart Muscle”
Please read the news here: https://news.unchealthcare.org/2022/10/scientists-discover-protein-partners-that-could-heal-heart-muscle?utm_source=Vital+Signs&utm_campaign=Vital+Signs+10-6-22&utm_medium=email
September 15, 2022
Haofei and Ben’s research article “Cross-lineage Potential of Ascl1 Uncovered by Comparing Diverse Reprogramming Regulatomes.” is accepted for publication in Cell Stem Cell. Congratulations!
August 13, 2022
Shea’s review article “The heart of cardiac reprogramming: the cardiac fibroblasts.” is accepted for publication in JMCC. Congratulations!
July 24, 2022
Haofei won the ACRE-APS Young Investigator Award (2nd prize) from AHA BCVS-ACS. Congratulations!
Yifang won the ACRE-APS Poster Award (2nd prize) from AHA BCVS-ACS. Congratulations!
June 9, 2022
Enjoy reading Dr Qian’s Voice article in Cell Stem Cell: https://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(22)00205-3 This is in celebration of 15th anniversity for this flagship journal in the stem cell field. Dr.Qian serves on the editorial board.
June 1, 2022
Paige is awarded an NIH T-32 training grant from UNC Integrated Vascular Biology (IVB) Program. Congratulations!
May 9, 2022
Dr Qian receives UNC graduate school’s 2022 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. Congratulations! Please read the news here: https://news.unchealthcare.org/2022/05/qian-receives-graduate-schools-2022-faculty-award-for-excellence-in-doctoral-mentoring/
April 21, 2022
Grace is awarded the CMSRP scholarship. Congratulations!
April 18, 2022
Ben successfully defended his thesis today. Now he is Dr.Keepers! Congratulations!
November 2nd, 2021
Ben’s image “Eclipsed” was selected as one of the winners of 2021 Art in Science competition. Congratulations! Please read the news here: https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/11/2021-art-in-science-competition-winners-announced/
September 4th, 2021
Haofei and Yuchen’s research article “Delineating Chromatin Accessibility Re-patterning at Single Cell Level during Early Stage of Direct Cardiac Reprogramming” is accepted for publication in The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology. Congratulations!
Aug 10, 2021
Hong, Ziqing and Yuchen’s research article “Functional coordination of non-myocytes plays a key role in in de novo heart regeneration” is accepted for publication in EMBO Reports . Congratulations!
Yifang’s review article “Direct cardiac reprogramming comes of age: recent advance and remaining challenges.” is accepted for publication in Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. Congratulations!
June 21, 2021
Shea is awarded an NIH T-32 training grant from UNC Integrated Vascular Biology (IVB) Program. Congratulations!
May 5, 2021
Haofei is awarded AHA postdoctoral fellowship for his project “Chromatin Accessibility Dynamic and AP-1′ s Role during Cardiac Reprogramming”. Congratulations!
April 5, 2021
Li Wang and Yuchen’s research article “Single cell dual-omics reveals the transcriptomic and epigenomic diversity of cardiac non-myocytes” is accepted for publication in Cardiovascular Research . Congratulations!
March 29, 2021
Greg is awarded AHA postdoctoral fellowship for his project “Elucidating the mechanisms controlling cardiac endothelial heterogeneity during aging”. Congratulations!
March 15, 2021
Yuchen’s research article “iSMNN: Batch Effect Correction for Single-cell RNA-seq data via Iterative Supervised Mutual Nearest Neighbor Refinement” is accepted for publication in Briefings in Bioinformatics . Congratulations!
February 22, 2021
Haofei and Yuchen’s review article “Direct cell reprogramming: approaches, mechanisms and progress” is now published in Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology. Congratulations!
February 12, 2021
The Well highlighted “For the love of heart research”: https://thewell.unc.edu/2021/02/12/for-the-love-of-heart-research
January 20, 2021
Dr.Qian received Emerging Investigator Award R35 with $6.5 million research funding from NHLBI. Congratulations! Reading the news here: https://news.unchealthcare.org/2021/01/qian-receives-emerging-investigator-award-with-6-5-million-research-fund-from-nih/
November 11, 2020
Featured Story about Dr. Qian and Dr. Liu’s EIAs. Enjoy!
October 26, 2020
Dr.Qian received Established Investigator Award from AHA. Congratulations!
September 17 , 2020
Ben is selected to be the winner for 2020 Trainee Choice Award at DPLM Annual Symposium. Congratulations!
September 16 , 2020
Li Wang’s research article “Downregulation of Beclin1 promotes direct cardiac reprogramming” is accepted for publication in Science Translational Medicine. Congratulations!
August 28 , 2020
Ben’s NIH F30 grant is funded (at his first submission!). This is a highly competitive 4-year fellowship for MD/PhD student. Congratulations!
April 9 , 2020
Greg’s review article “Reprogramming of Non-myocytes into Cardiomyocyte-like Cells: Challenges and Opportunities” is accepted for publication in Current Cardiology Reports. Congratulations!
March 16 , 2020
Tiffany is offered the position as Assistant Science Editor, Creative Services Division at The Scientist. Congratulations! Wish all the best luck to Tiffany at this exciting new position!
February 28 , 2020
Haley successfully defended her thesis today, and now becomes Dr.Chi! Congratulations!
January 20 , 2020
Li Wang’s research article “Isoform Specific Effects of Mef2C during Direct Cardiac Reprogramming” is accepted for publication in Cells. Congratulations!
December 13, 2019
Tiffany and Yang’s paper “An Optimized Protocol for Human Direct Cardiac Reprogramming” is accepted for publication in STAR Protocols. Congratulations!
December 11, 2019
Dr Qian is awarded 2019-2020 Yang Family Biomedical Scholar. Congratulations! Read UNC news here: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2019/december/unc-school-of-medicine-celebrates-2019-20-yang-family-biomedical-scholars
October 10, 2019
Dr. Qian is featured at “Endeavor”. Enjoy reading the full story ! Now highlighted at UNC university website: https://www.unc.edu/discover/mending-broken-hearts/
September 18, 2019
Dr. Qian was nominated as one of their best reviewers by editors from Cell Press. She shares her experience and philosophies on peer reviewing at this issue of Cell.
UNC news: https://www.med.unc.edu/compmed/2019/09/prestigious-journal-names-li-qian-as-top-reviewer/
September 12, 2019
Tiffany wins 2019 Excellence in Research Presentation Award at Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Annual Symposium. Congratulations!
August 22, 2019
Dr.Qian receives the prestigious 2019 Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement. Congratulations!
June 20, 2019
News about our CSC paper (online today):
May 22, 2019
Yang and Ziqing’s paper “Single Cell Transcriptomic Analyses of Cell Fate Transitions during Human Cardiac Reprogramming” is accepted for publication in Cell Stem Cell. Congratulations!
May 15, 2019
Peisen’s research article “Atorvastatin Enhances the Therapeutic Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells Derived Exosomes in Acute Myocardial Infarction via Up-regulating Long Non-coding RNA H19” is accepted for published in Cardiovascular Research. Congratulations!
April 13-14, 2019
Dr.Qian is invited to talk with Adam on YOUR HEALTH radio show. You can catch the episode on 97.9 FM The Hill or KKAG Retro Radio 88.3FM:
March 21, 2019
Ben’s review article “What’s in a Cardiomyocyte – and How Do We Make One through Reprogramming?” is accepted for published in BBA-Molecular Cell Research. Congratulations!
February 1, 2019
Dr.Qian has been selected as a winner of Triangle Business Journal‘s 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards as a Rising Star. Dr.Qian receives this Award based on her impactful research on mechanisms of regeneration and repair of injured hearts, and will be honored at an event at the Umstead Hotel in Cary on March 14lations!
Read news here at Vital Sign: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2019/january/tbj-selects-seven-health-care-heroes-from-unc-medical-center-school-of-medicine
January 3, 2019
Yang formally started her position as Assistant Professor at UAB. Congratulations!
January 2, 2019
Dr.Qian is officially on the Advisory Editorial Board of Development. She very much looks forward to this new role in helping the developmental biology and stem cell community!
November 27, 2018
Ben Keepers is awarded an NIH T-32 training grant from UNC Integrated Vascular Biology (IVB) Program. Congratulations!
November 27, 2018
Our collaborative work “Lin28a regulates pathological cardiac hypertrophic growth through Pck2-mediated enhancement of anabolic synthesis” with Liu Lab is accepted for publication in Circulation. Congratulations!
October 1, 2018
Dr.Qian is appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute. Read UNC news here: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2018/november/qian-appointed-associate-director-of-mcallister-heart-institute