CARDIAC MUSCLE SOCIETY
CMS Early Career Committee
Mission : Promote early career advancement for individuals focusing on cardiac muscle physiology.
1. Provide coordinated training to foster the development of trainees and early career individuals in the field of cardiac muscle physiology research
2. Promote collaborations and networking with established investigators in the field of cardiac muscle physiology research
3. Facilitate the dissemination of information for scientific advancement and career opportunities
Current activities : Early Career Presentations at the Annual CMS Meeting
Chair - Michelle Parvatiyar, PhD
Vice - Chair Jonathan Kirk, PhD
Maegen Ackermann Borzok, Ph.D
Dr. Ackermann-Borzok’s research program focuses on cytoskeletal elements of cardiac muscle necessary to maintain beat-to-beat synchrony and normal myocyte coupling. The goals of our research are threefold: 1. to define novel mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias, 2. to understand the link between structural proteins and cardiac electrical defects, and 3. to define novel signaling mechanisms linking cytoskeletal proteins and ion channel dysfunction. These goals are accomplished through the characterization of novel proteins and investigation of known proteins with novel functions.
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Charles S Chung, PhD
Brett Colson, PhD
Christopher N. Johnson, PhD
Michael J. Previs, PhD