Thursday, March 4, 2010
Alumna Awarded First Place at AHA's Fellows Research Day
Danielle Eytan, a 2009 alumna of Biological Sciences, was recently awarded first place at the American Heart Association’s Fellows Research Day for her presentation entitled “Assessment of Macrophage Depletion on Acute Cardiac Allograft Rejection by MRI.” She currently works at the Pittsburgh NMR Center for Biomedical Research, directed by Professor Chien Ho, and researches how to delay the damaging effects of acute transplant rejection in rats by depleting circulating macrophages. Eytan plans to begin medical school this summer.
The American Heart Association’s Fellows Research Day is an annual conference for young scientists and physicians in the Pittsburgh area who perform basic or clinical research related to cardiovascular function and disease. This year’s event was held at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) facility.