The 2016 Bruno J. Bromke, PhD Memorial Lecture by Dr. Diego Fraidenraich, "The Role of Connexin-43 in Muscular Dystrophy and its Associated Cardiomyopathy," is May 4.
The lecture is at 4 p.m. in the Ginsburg Amphitheater at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Fraidenraich is an assistant professor and the Director of the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core Facility in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine at Rutgers. Dr. Fraidenraich’s research focuses on stem cells and mouse models of human disease. His long-term goal is to elucidate the underlying molecular mechanisms governing paracrine corrections between cells, tissues and organs.
His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the American Heart Association (AHA), the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (NJCST), the New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) and the Hispanic Center of Excellence (HCoE) of Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School. His work has been published in prestigious journals such as Science, Nature Cardiovascular, PNAS, Developmental Biology, Journal of Cell Science, PLOS ONE, Stem Cells, Stem Cells & Development, Nature Scientific Reports and Neuromuscular Disorders.
He serves as Academic Editor for the journal PLOS ONE, and as grant reviewer for multiple programs. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association.