The MD/PhD Program is designed to train students planning careers in academic medicine or biomedical research. Through the collaborative efforts of the College of Medicine and the Graduate College, research-intensive training is pursued through one of a number of biomedical science departments and interdisciplinary programs.
In this study, Jessika Iwanski and Mert Colpan, PhD, co-principal investigator, will decipher the molecular role of CAP2, a novel actin regulatory protein, and how it contributes to thin filament length regulation and cardiac disease.
Jessika Iwanski, MS, MD/PhD candidate, College of Medicine - Tucson. Project title: Examining the role of cyclase-associated protein 2 in cardiomyocyte thin filament function and contractility.