Dr. Beard's has developed a series of introductory lectures in cardiology and cardiovascular physiology. They can be viewed on VPR page: http://virtualrat.org/cardiovascular-physiology-cardiology or on our Youtube channel. The playlist for cardiovascular physiology can be accessed directly: Cardiovascular Physiology.
Edith Jones was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein predoctoral National Research Service Award. The award, titled “Causes and consequences of myocardial purine dysregulation in heart failure” will help fund Ms. Jones’ dissertation research on purine degradation in heart failure in humans.
Dan Beard's talk on cardiac work and metabolism from the 2018 MathWorks Research Summit is available online here: https://www.mathworks.com/videos/how-the-heart-turns-metabolic-fuel-into-mechanical-work-1550743768026.html
Congratulations to Rachel, who will be attending the 2019 Summer School in Computational Physiology (SSCP2019) in Oslo and San Diego!
New metabolic modeling resources page created.
The VPR site has added an introductory tutorial on modeling compartmental systems.
An archive of the VPR newsletters.
New VPR members featured in July special issue of Cell Metabolism and Cell symposia on Exercise Metabolism.
Congratulations to Kalyan Vinnakota for receiving the McKay grant from the UM Frankel Cardiovascular Center.
A big congratulations to Dr. Dan Beard at the University of Michigan for becoming the first recipient of the Carl J. Wiggers Collegiate Professorship in Cardiovascular Physiology.