News

September 2013

Lab alum Nancie Mooney began a position as a Life Science Research Assistant, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Stanford University.

 

August 2013

Congratulations to Dr. DeVerse on his job offer with Gore Medical Devices.

 

July 2013

Dr. Passerini publishes with colleague Dr. Nam Tran in Journal of Burn Care and Research:

Tran NK, Godwin ZR, Bockhold JC, Passerini AG, Cheng J, Ingemason M. (2013) Clinical impact of sample interference on intensive insulin therapy in severely burned patients: a pilot study. J. Burn Care Res. (E-published 2013 Jul 23). PMID: 23884048

The study was featured in the following press release: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/8146

 

Congratulations to Sherrod for publishing his paper in the American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology:

DeVerse JS, Sandhu AS, Mendoza N, Edwards CM, Sun C, Simon SI, Passerini AG. (2013) Shear stress modulates VCAM-1 expression in response to TNFα and dietary lipids via interferon regulatory factor-1 in cultured endothelium. Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. (Epublished 2013).

 

June 2013

Congratulations to lab alum Kaleena Jackson on starting a position with Genentech.

Congratulations to Angad Sandhu on his summer internship with Gold Standard Diagnostics.

 

May 2013

Profs. Passerini and Simon received news of the renewal of their multiple PI R01 with NHLBI entitled “Vascular mimetics to study inflammation and atherosclerosis.”

 

April 2013

Congratulations to Sherrod DeVerse for successfully defending his doctoral dissertation.

Angad presents IRF-1 related research at the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC).

 

March 2013

Dr. Passerini received news of his promotion to associate professor with tenure effective July 1.

 

January 2013

Congratulations to lab alum Natalie Mendoza on starting a position with Medtronic.

 

August 2012

Circulation Research publishes article showing IRF-1 and miRNA126 modulate VCAM-1 expression in response to a high fat meal. Click here to see the article.

 

July 2012

AGP and Natalie attend BME Entrepreneurship Academy.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments publishes the On-Chip Endothelial Inflammatory Phenotyping video illustrating the methods used in our lab to assay inflammatory events under precise flow conditions.

DeVerse JS*, Bailey KA*, Foster GA, Mittal V, Altman SM, Simon SI, Passerini AG. On-Chip Endothelial Inflammatory Phenotyping. J. Vis. Exp. 2012 July 21. PMID: 22847646. LinkVideo. (*Joint first authors)

 

June 2012

Sherrod receives travel award to present at UC System-wide BME Symposium at Berkeley.

Congratulations to Natalie’s senior design group for winning an Instructor’s Honorable Mention.

 

May 2012

Congratulations to lab alum Mai Nguyen who graduated from med school and begins her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Honorable Mention was awarded to Sherrod DeVerse for his poster presentation at the BMEGG Research Conference.

 

April 2012

Congratulations to Keith Bailey for being accepted to MS program in BME.

 

March 2012

Sherrod DeVerse’s RAGE paper published in American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology:

DeVerse JS, Bailey KA, Jackson KN, Passerini AG. Shear stress modulates RAGE-mediated inflammation in a model of diabetes-induced metabolic stress. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2012 Mar 30. PMID: 22467309. To read the article, click here.

 

October 2011

Sherrod DeVerse receives travel award to present at BMES Annual Meeting in Hartford (Oct 2011)

 

July 2011

Congratulations to Kaleena on her graduation and offer of a research position in pharmacology

 

March 2011

Congratulations to Sherrod DeVerse for receiving  ARCS scholarship for his second year.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest U. S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholar awards in natural sciences, medicine and engineering.

 

AJP Article Subject of Press Release

To read the UC Davis and BME press releases on the articles, please click the links below.

UC Davis Campus News (2/17/2011)

BME article

Wang YI, Schulze J, Raymond N, Tomita T, Tam K, Simon SI, Passerini AG. Endothelial inflammation correlates with subject triglycerides and waist size following a high fat meal. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Dec 17. PMID: 21169396. To read or save a copy of the article, click here.

 

Fall 2011

Student Senior Design Project published Synthesis: Reaching out to a challenging age group

Original Article here

BME article here

Published in Synthesis, UC Davis Cancer Center, Fall/Winter 2011

 

Two Recent Publications by AG Passerini Released

Dr. Anthony Passerini published a high-impact article in American Journal of Physiology Heart and Circulatory Physiology. The article, reflecting Passerini Lab’s collaboration with Simon Lab, elucidates the inflammatory potential of dietary lipids. To read or save a PDF copy of the article, click here.

 

–Wang YI, Schulze J, Raymond N, Tomita T, Tam K, Simon SI, Passerini AG. Endothelial inflammation correlates with subject triglycerides and waist size following a high fat meal. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2010 Dec 17. PMID: 21169396.

Also published was a book chapter in the recently released Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Endotheliumwhich includes content from many leaders in the field.–Passerini AG. Genomic approaches to endothelial cell phenotyping. In Hsiai TK, Blackman B, Jo H, (Eds.), Hemodynamics and Mechanobiology of Endothelium (pp. 179-211). World Scientific Publishing Co., 2010.

 

Winter 2010

Dr. Passerini was featured in Engineering Progress in winter 2010 for his involvement with helping engineering students improve patient care. More here.

Dr. Passerini was a finalist for a student nominated Associated Students of UC Davis Excellence in Education Award, for the College of Engineering (2010)

 

October 2010

Congratulations to Sherrod DeVerse for receiving the Katherine & Don Black Scholar award from ARCS Foundation.
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation, Inc. is a national volunteer women’s organization dedicated to helping the best and brightest U. S. graduate and undergraduate students by providing scholar awards in natural sciences, medicine and engineering.

 

October 2009

Congratulations to Sherrod DeVerse who completed his qualifying exam and advanced to candidacy.

The lab was well represented at the 2009 Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Pittsburg, PA where we presented the following abstracts:

  • Wang YF, Raymond N, Passerini AG, Simon Si. Triglyceride-rich lipoproteins from normo- and hyperlipidemic subjects differentially affect endothelial inflammatory response.
  • DeVerse JS, Passerini AG. Shear stress modulation of RAGE-mediated inflammation.
  • Schulze J, Nguyen M, Wang YF, Simon SI, Passerini AG. Dietary lipids affect inflammatory and atheroprotective gene pathways in endothelial cells.
  • Brady-Passerini KL, Mooney NA, Passerini AG. Aging influences endothelial cell inflammatory phenotype.

July 2009

Engineering solutions: Senior-class inventors team with docs and vets.

http://www.ucdavis.edu/spotlight/0709/engineering_solutions.html.

 

May 2009

UCD Medical student Mai Nguyen returned to the lab for a summer research fellowship.

 

January 2008

Prof. Passerini and Prof. Simon have been awarded a multiple PI R01 by the NIH, NHLBI entitled “Vascular mimetics to study inflammation and atherosclerosis.”  The overall goal of the project is to identify the mechanisms by which dietary lipoproteins from healthy and metabolic syndrome subjects act as proinflammatory mediators in shifting the balance from healthy to atherogenic endothelium.

 

July 2007

Prof. Passerini was awarded a two year beginning grant-in-aid from the American Heart Association to study the “Influence of endothelial cell aging on susceptibility to the inflammatory mechanisms of atherogenesis.”  The goal of this project is to examine aging as a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, identifying molecular signatures of aging that may lead to functional impairment of endothelium and measuring age-associated differences in response to in vitro models of inflammatory atherogenesis.

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