Ju Chen Laboratory In the Department of Medicine

"Understanding the Molecular Basis of Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Disease"

Prof. Dr. Ju Chen

  • Ju Chen, PhD.
    Professor of Medicine
    AHA Endowed Chair
    Director of Basic Cardiac Research
    School of Medicine
    UC San Diego
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About the Lab

My lab is interested in understanding the molecular basis of cardiac and skeletal myopathy. We are also studying a number of signaling pathways underlying cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.
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  • October 2016: IP3 receptors regulate vascular smooth muscle contractility and hypertension - a new manuscript at 'JCI Insight'. More information here.
  • October 2016: Investigating the role of PPARgamma for cardiac hypertrophy in a new manuscript at 'JCI Insight'. More information here.
  • August 2016: Julius Bogomolovas receives an Marie Curie Individual fellowship.
  • August 2016: Publishing an article on Kindlin-2 functions here.
  • June 2016: Contributing to an article on Ankrd1 functions. More information here.
  • June 2016: Contributing to an article on Tbx20 functions. More information here.
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