The Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Translational Award for Early Stage Career Investigators
2017 Award recipient Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Kiran Musunuru is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Genetics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Musunuru has emerged as a national leader in the area of cardiovascular genetics, functional genomics and stem cell biology. His track record as a scientist is exemplary, with publications in pretigious scientific journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine and Circulation Research. Dr. Musunuru has led the charge to identify and dissect new genes involved in the pathogenesis of myocardial infarction and is regarded as the authority on genome editing in cardiology. Dr. Musunuru is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers by President Obama and the Award of Meritorious Achievement from the American Heart Association. Dr. Musunuru presented his research findings and scholarly work as a featured speaker at the 20th Annual Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiovascular Research Day on November 3rd 2017.
The Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Reasearch Award
This prestigious award recognizes an early-stage career investigator within five years of first faculty appointment whose innovative work and creativity has impacted cardiovascular research and/or advancements in clinical care.