Events/Awards

October 12, 2019

Our lab participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk! Thank you all for coming out to support The American Heart Association that supports some of our research as well as supporting all the people that are battling heart disease!

August 30, 2019

Megan Wood has successfully completed her Doctoral Board Oral Examination and was recognized with a celebratory White coat ceremony 
and reception at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health!

July 18, 2019

Press Release :

Disrupting Immune Cell Behavior May Contribute to Heart Disease And Failure, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins-Led Research Suggests Problem Protein May Be Key to Future Therapies

https://www.newswise.com/articles/disrupting-immune-cell-behavior-may-contribute-to-heart-disease-and-failure-study-shows

 

June 14, 2019 Autoimmunity Day!

Dr. Daniela Cihakova plenary speaker

Dr. William Bracamonte-Baran winner of poster presentation

June 7th 2019 Free Doughnuts! lab members taking a break!

 

June 4th, 2019 Saying Good-by to Dr. William Bracamonte-Baran as he moves on to a residency program in Texas!

May 10, 2019 Lab Picture!

April 22, 2019

Cihakova Lab Easter Egg Hunt!

March 27, 2019

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Young Investigators’ Day Presentations! 

Very productive lab! This year we had 5 posters by our PhD Students: HeeSun Choi, Megan Wood and David Hughes and our post doctoral fellows: Taejoon Won and William Bracamonte-Baran !

 

 

February 8, 2019

David Hughes reviewing T cell Immunology at our Lab meeting, February 8, 2019

January 23, 2019

Congratulations to Xuezhou (Snow) Hou for successfully defending her dissertation and becoming Dr. Hou!

January 23, 2019

Rhett Lundy Memorial Research Fellowship Grant Recipient: Dr. Taejoon Won, PhD

December 7, 2018

Happy Holidays Lab Lunch!

 

April 24, 2018

Working hard and having fun!

 

March 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Young Investigators’ Day Presentations

January 2018

January 24, 2018

Dr. Cihakova presented at the Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, Cardiology Grand Rounds!

October 2017

October 28, 2017

Dr. Cihakova was interviewed for the Business News in the Check Republic newspaper.

Link to the paper:

http://ihned.cz/c1-65931870-ceska-vedkyne-zmenila-pohled-na-infarkt-v-usa-vede-tym-vedcu-na-prestizni-univerzite

Congratulations Dr. Cihakova!

October 14th, 2017

Our lab participated in the American Heart Association Heart Walk! Thank you all for coming out to support The American Heart Association that supports some of our research as well as supporting all the people that are battling heart disease!

October 5th, 2017

Dr. Daniela Cihakova lectured at the Fifth Annual Pathology Educational Symposium: Laboratory Diagnostic of Celiac Disease and Gluten-related disorders

September 2017

Congratulations, Hee Sun Choi!

Hee Sun ChoiWe are proud to announce that Hee Sun Choi, a graduate student in the Pathobiology Graduate Program, has been awarded the MAA Winter 2016 Predoctoral Fellowship. The 2-year award was granted to Hee Sun by the Research Committee of the American Heart Association to fund her project: Role of group 2 innate lymphoid cells in eosinophilic pericarditis.

Hee Sun Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea and received her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Biotechnology from Yonsei University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. While at Yonsei University, the main focus of her research was protein folding. Hee Sun joined the laboratory of Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D., and has been studying the mechanism of the development of pericarditis-inflammation in the heart. Her long term goal is to contribute to developing more effective ways to prevent and treat human diseases.

August, 2017

Saying good-by to our summer students: Katerina Havlik student at Muhlenberg Collage entering her senior year this fall; and Vivian Sun, High School Senior! Wishing you both success in your future endeavors!

June, 2017

Lab celebration of 3 new grants!

May 19, 2017

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/heart_vascular_institute/research/research_retreat/index.html

Dr. Nicola Diny was awarded today The Myocarditis Foundation Research Fellowship for 2017-2018 in Basic Research!

Congratulations Dr. Diny!

Other presentations from our lab at the Cardiovascular Retreat may 19, 2017!

March 28, 2017

Dr. Guobao Chen had the honor of presenting his research today at the Keystone Symposium. Dr Chen had both an oral presentation and a poster and was awarded the Keystone Symposia Scholarship Certificate!
Congratulations Dr. Chen!

March 23, 2017

Pathology Young Investigator’s Day at Johns Hopkins

March 16, 2017- Press Release

Rare Type of Immune Cell Responsible for Progression of Heart Inflammation to Heart Failure in Mice

http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/rare_type_of_immune_cell_responsible_for_progression_of_heart_inflammation_to_heart_failure_in_mice

March 7, 2017

Congratulations to Nicola Diny for successfully defending her dissertation and becoming Dr. Nicola Diny!

January 2017

2016 MF Fellowship Research Grant Recipient-Dr. Guobao Chen

Dr. Guobao Chen was awarded today The Myocarditis Foundation Research Fellowship for 2017-2018 for his work on “The Role of PDGFRa+ Cardiac Fibroblast in Myocarditis”.
Congratulations Dr. Chen!

2016

December 7, 2016

The back cover of the European Journal of Immunology features an H & E picture from our latest publication!

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June 3rd

Cardiovascular Research Retreat

Our students and fellows presented posters.

HeeSun Choi

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Xuezhou (Snow) Hou

Snow with posterSnow presenting to Katerina

Nicola Diny

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Dr. William Bracamonte-Baran

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Dr. Guobao (Paul) Chen

Paul with poster

Congratulations to Paul who won first place in the Stanley L. Blumenthal, MD Basic Science Poster Competition at the retreat!

May 26th

Postdoctoral Retreat at Johns Hopkins

One of our postdoctoral fellows, Guobao (Paul) Chen, Ph.D., presented a poster.

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May 20th

The American Heart Association Fellowships

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Congratulations to Xuezhou (Snow) Hou, William Bracamonte-Baran, Ph.D., and Hee Sun Choi, M.S. on receiving fellowships from the American Heart Association!

March 30th

Pathology Young Investigator’s Day at Johns Hopkins

Our Ph.D. candidate students and one of our postdoctoral fellows presented posters.

Dr. William Bracamonte-Baran

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Nicola Diny

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Xuezhou (Snow) Hou

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HeeSun Choi

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Congratulations to our Ph.D. candidate, Nicola Diny, M.S., who won an award for Excellence in Translational Research for her poster presentation at this event!