PhD Grad Wins Prestigious Research Fellowship

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Jordan Klaiman, a 2014 PhD graduate, has been awarded a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. He is one of only 13 recipients across the country.

Klaiman’s PhD advisor was integrative biology professor Todd Gillis, a member of the University’s collaborative Cardiovascular Research Group. Klaiman worked with trout to study the effects of thermal acclimation on the functional properties of the myocardium.  His research was supported by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Klaiman will use the Heart and Stroke fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he will join the research lab of Prof. Mike Regnier, a leader in the development of new biotechnologies to treat heart disease and heart failure.