Nearly 30 Percent of New CIRM Awards go to UC San Diego Stem Cell Researchers

UC San Diego scientists garnered 8 of the total 27 of Basic Biology III awards announced today by the Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state agency created by California voters to pursue the promise of stem cells in science and medicine…. Read the full story from the UCSD Newsroom

Dr. Farah Sheikh

Among the awardees is Farah Sheikh, PhD (pictured above), Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and faculty member in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. She was awarded $1.43 million to further her research in the molecular mechanisms that underlie human cardiac cell junction maturation and disease.