Paola Cecilia Rosas

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    College: Medicine Department: Physiology and Biophysics
    Title: Research Assistant Professor
    Phone: 3129969176
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our research focuses on investigating the causes of gender related differences in heart failure due to different stressors such as aging, obesity and diabetes with the ultimate goal of finding a common denominator with the potential of being translated into therapy. We are particularly interested in p21-activated kinase 1 (Pak1), a pleiotropic serine/threonine protein kinase directly activated by Cdc42/Rac1. Pak1 is a prominent inhibitor of cardiac hypertrophy, fibrosis and maladaptive adrenergic and ROS stress and is also involved in metabolic regulation.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 8-12

    Qualifications of a Student:
    GPA: 3.0 or more. We are also looking for a student interested in heart failure research.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    We expect the student have high ethic standards and is interested in learning new techniques and methodologies.

    NOTE: This researcher is currently not accepting applications for the Undergraduate Research Experience program.

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