Featured News

  • Announcing the 2019 AHA Summer Undergraduate Fellowships.
    The Departments of Medicine and Bioengineering as well as the Academic Enrichment Program at UC San Diego are proud to partner with the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Institute of Engineering in Medicine, to enable 5 undergraduate students with the possibility for a 10 week research experience during the summer of 2019.
    The application period has ended.
    We announced this years fellowships awardees on the AHA@UCSD homepage >


Featured Work

  • role of Cullin3 for NM Our new manuscript outlines the role that Cullin3 E3-ligase function plays for the development of nemaline myopathy in a murine model of the disease. Using mice that are deficient of Cullin-3, we outline a novel molecular pathomechanism that may be at play in patients suffering from mutations in KBTBD13. The manuscript can be found at JCI Insight.



About the Lab

We investigate muscle development, signaling and maintenance, by studying the biological role of sarcomeric and muscle associated proteins. We are particularly interested to decipher molecular mechanisms that play a role in the development of cardiac and skeletal muscle myopathies.

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News Feed

  • May 2019: We published a new manuscript that highlights the role of obscurin and Obsl1 for skeletal muscle development. The article can be found at Communications Biology.
  • Communications Biology manuscript 2019
  • April 2019: New manuscript on the role that Cullin3 E3-ligase function plays for the development of nemaline myopathy in mice and patients. The manuscript can be found at JCI Insight.
  • April 2019: Kavya presented her work at the Stanford Research Conference 2019. In addition, she got accepted into the prestigious COMET Fellowship program at Stanford. Congrats!
  • Kavya presenting at SRC2019
  • February 2019: The review article on the role of PKC and PKN protein kinases for cardiac development, function and the etiology of cardiomyopathies is now available at Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (JMCC).
  • JMCC article PKN/PKC

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