Ike Chinyere

College of Medicine – Tucson
Year Entered Program: 
Degrees Received: 

BS in Health Science, Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona; Honors; Summa Cum Laude

About Me: 

I was born and raised in north Arizona with three younger brothers. My hobbies include basketball, guitar, and reading. I wish I could travel to see more of the world, I am driven to explore the mysteries of our universe, and consider the gym my second home. Volunteering my time and energy is a great privilege, and I hope to use my life to improve the lives of those with cardiovascular disease.

Honors & Awards: 


  • Best Research Project by an Honors Student
  • Honors College Pillar of Excellence Award


  • Honors College Alumni Legacy Grant
  • BioAccel Business Incubator: Solutions Challenge Winner
  • InnovateUA: Pitchfest Winner
Selected Publications: 
  1. Mentoring the Next Generation of Award-winning Physician Scientists. Katie Maass. Sarver Heart Center, University of Arizona. Link.

  2. Chinyere IR, Moukabary T, Goldman S, Juneman E. (2017) Electrical and Mechanical Alternans during Ventricular Tachycardia with Moderate Chronic Heart Failure. Journal of Electrocardiology. 51(1); 33-37. Link.

  3. Chu M, Novak SM, Cover C, Wang AA, Chinyere IR, Juneman EB, Zarnescu DC, Wong PK, Gregorio CC. (2017) Increased Cardiac Arrhythmogenesis Associated with Gap Junction Remodeling with Upregulation of RNA Binding Protein FXR1. Circulation. In Press. Link.

  4. Weigand K, Witte R, Moukabary T, Chinyere IR, Lancaster JJ, Pierce M, Goldman S, Juneman E. (2016) In vivo Electrophysiological Study of Induced VT in Intact Rat Model of Chronic Ischemic Heart Failure. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. 64(6); 1393-1399. Link.