People

  • Edward Plow, Ph.D.
  • Department Chair
  • Location:NB5-59
  • plowe@ccf.org
  • Phone: (216) 445-8200
  • Fax: (216) 445-8204
  • Web Site
  • Rajani Tendulkar,
  • Department Administrator I
  • Location:NB5-56
  • tendulr2@ccf.org
  • Phone: (216) 444-0251
  • Fax: (216) 445-8204


Profile keywords:


Profile keywords:
Angiogenesis; endothelial cells; integrins; extracellular matrix; cell adhesion; tumor progression; vascular biology; signal transduction in endothelium and platelets; oxidative stress and vasculature; toll-like receptors in angiogenesis.


  • Jane Lee Hoover-Plow Ph.D.
  • Associate Staff
  • Location:NB5-85
  • Phone:(216) 445-8207
  • Fax:(216) 444-8204
  • hooverj@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:
Cardiovascular Disease; Gene Targeted Mouse Models; Inflammation; Plasminogen; Lipoprotein(a); MMP-9; Neutrophil Chemokines; Abdominal Aortic Aneursym; Stem Cell Biology; Stem Cell Mobilization and Recruitment; Cardiac Repair; Thrombosis; Genetic Modifiers of Thrombosis; EMILIN2; Platelet Aggregation


Profile keywords:
angiogenesis; endothelial cell (EC) migration; EC junctions; membrane traffic; intracellular signaling


Profile keywords:
GPCRs, Angiotensin receptors, ARBs, biased signaling, Cardiac hypertrophy, hypertension, heart failure, structure-function of GPCRs, transmembrane signaling. microRNA, gene expression, chromatin protein modifications, STAT3 and U-STAT3 signaling, RGS proteins


Profile keywords:
protein structure; x-ray crystallography; NMR; neurodegeneration; cancer; Cystic Fibrosis; ubiquitin; ubiquitination; protein degradation; chaperones; heat-shock proteins; protein folding; protein quality control; proteostasis


Profile keywords:

adrenergic, receptor, G-Protein Coupled, GPCR, neurogenesis, cardioprotection, ischemia, cardiac hypertrophy, heart failure


  • Edward Plow Ph.D.
  • Department Chair
  • Location:NB5-59
  • Phone:(216) 445-8200
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • plowe@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:


Profile keywords:
Atherosclerosis; thrombosis; atherothrombosis; platelets; macrophage; scavenger receptors; LDL; HDL; cholesterol; phospholipids; oxidative stress; lipid peroxidation.


  • Sathyamangla Venkata Naga Prasad Ph.D.
  • Associate Staff
  • Location:NB5-79
  • Phone:(216) 444-3734
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • prasads2@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:
Beta-adrenergic receptor resensitization, non-canonical PI3K signaling, cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure, microRNAs in heart failure and cardiac remodeling.


  • Jun Qin Ph.D.
  • Staff, Professor of Molecular Medicine
  • Location:NB2-88
  • Phone:(216) 444-5392
  • Fax:(216) 445-1466
  • qinj@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:
Signal Transduction; Integrin; Cell adhesion; Cell migration; Kinase; Heart disease; Cancer; Structural biology; Protein NMR; Protein Crystallography


  • Olga Stenina Adognravi Ph.D.
  • Associate Staff
  • Location:NB5-66
  • Phone:(216) 444-9057
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • stenino@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:
diabetes; vascular complications; hyperglycemia; angiogenesis; atherosclerosis; gene regulation; transcription; translation; microRNA; extracellular matrix; thrombospondin.


Profile keywords:
atrial fibrillation; arrhythmia mechanisms; calcium channels; cellular electrophysiology; fibrosis; genetics of cardiovascular disease; inflammatory mechanisms of cardiovascular disease; ion channel biology; patch clamp; potassium channels; nitric oxide regulation; S-nitrosylation; stroke;


  • Qing Kenneth Wang Ph.D., M.B.A.
  • Staff and Professor
  • Location:NE4-202
  • Phone:(216) 445-0570
  • Fax:(216) 636-1231
  • wangq2@ccf.org
  • web site

Profile keywords:
Cardiovascular genetics; Genome-wide association studies (GWAS); Next generation sequencing; Cardiac physiology and biophysics; Cardiovascular development; Vasculogenesis and angiogenesis; Cardiac arrhythmias and sudden death; Atrial fibrillation; Atherosclerosis; Congenital heart disease; Epilepsy; Restless legs syndrome (RLS); Targeted therapy for cardiovascular disease and cancer


Profile keywords:
blood pressure, cardiac function, cardiovascular disease, cell membrane proteases, corin, hormone processing, hypertension, preeclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension, proteolytic enzymes, vascular biology



  • Kasia Bialkowska Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-48
  • Phone:(216) 445-5139
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • bialkok@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Kamila Bledzka Ph.D.
  • research associate
  • Location:NB5-37
  • Phone:(216) 445-3721
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • bledzkk@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Shenghan Chen M.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Location:ND5-08A
  • Phone:(216) 445-7806
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • chens@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Mitali Das PhD
  • Research Associate
  • Location:NB5-48
  • Phone:(216) 445-8213
  • dasm@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Riku Das Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-48
  • Phone:(216) 445-8213
  • dasr@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Liang Ding M.D., Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Location:NB5-30
  • Phone:(216) 445-0140
  • dingl@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Koichi Fukuda Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Location:NB2-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • fukudak@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Manveen K Gupta Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Location:NB5-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-9333
  • guptam3@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Sujay Subbayya Nanaiah Ithychanda Ph.D.
  • Research Associate
  • Location:NB2-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • ithychs@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Maradumane L Mohan PhD
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-17
  • Phone:(216) 445-0129
  • mohanm@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Elzbieta Pluskota Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-40
  • Phone:(216) 445-8211
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • pluskote@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Mark Rishavy Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-125
  • Phone:(216) 445-9764
  • Fax:(216) 444-9764
  • rishavm@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Gong Qing Shen
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NE4-215
  • Phone:(216) 445-0571
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • sheng@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Ting Shi Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:-
  • Phone:(216) 445-9653
  • Fax:(216) 444-3164
  • shiti@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Dmitry Solovjov Ph.D.
  • Staff Scientist
  • Location:ND5-31
  • Phone:(216) 445-8213
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • solovjd@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Khalid Sossey-Alaoui Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:ND5-32
  • Phone:(216) 444-7393
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • sosseyk@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Valentin Yakubenko Ph.D.
  • Project Staff
  • Location:NB5-48
  • Phone:(216) 445-8211
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • yakubv@ccf.org
  • Lab

  • Steve Archacki
  • Visiting Scientist
  • Location:NE4-215
  • Phone:(216) 445-0571
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • archaks@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Arunachal Chatterjee Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-15
  • Phone:(216) 445-6636
  • chattea@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Detao Gao
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-25
  • Phone:(216) 445-0140
  • gaod@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Jamila Hirbawi Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-20
  • Phone:(216) 444-5686
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • hirbawj@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Young-Woong Kim Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-107
  • Phone:(216) 445-8237
  • kimy3@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Jianmin Liu Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • liuj5@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Julia Meller Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-107
  • Phone:(216) 445-8237
  • mellerj@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Santoshi Muppala PhD
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-29
  • Phone:(216) 444-9057
  • muppals@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Jianhao Peng Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:ND5-08
  • Phone:(216) 445-7806
  • pengj2@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Kalyan C Tirupula Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-115
  • Phone:(216) 445-6636
  • tirupuk@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Hamiyet Unal Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-15
  • Phone:(216) 394-7320
  • unalh@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Julia Vaynberg
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB2-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • vaynebj@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Junning Yang Ph.D.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Location:NB5-120
  • Phone:(216) 445-5692
  • yangj5@ccf.org
  • Lab

  • Russell William Desnoyer
  • Lead Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-15
  • Phone:(216) 445-6636
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • desnoyr@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Kevin Hallgren
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-125
  • Phone:(216) 445-9764
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • hallgrk@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Beth Lovano B.S.
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NE6-213
  • Phone:(216) 444-9846
  • bunnelb@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Elizabeth Martelli
  • Research Technician
  • Location:NB5-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-9333
  • martele@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Brian McCue
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-137
  • Phone:(216) 444-4314
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • mccueb@ccf.org
  • Huiqin Nie
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-40
  • Phone:(216) 445-5139
  • Fax:(216) 445-2051
  • nieh@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Robert Papay
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:ND5-13
  • Phone:(216) 444-9333
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • papayr@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Simon Schlanger
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB2-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • schlans@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Dorota Szpak
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-40
  • Phone:(216) 445-8211
  • szpakd@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Miroslava Tischenko B.A.
  • Senior Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-107
  • Phone:(216) 444-8179
  • tischem@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Dmitriy Verbovetskiy
  • Research Technician
  • Location:NB5-48
  • Phone:(216) 445-8213
  • verbovd@ccf.org
  • Lee Adrienne Wilson
  • Research Technician
  • Location:NB5-125
  • Phone:(216) 445-9764
  • carlsel@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Xiaolun Zhang
  • Research Technologist
  • Location:NB5-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • zhangx@ccf.org
  • Lab

  • Emelye Crehore
  • Department Coordinator III
  • Location:NB5-106
  • Phone:(216) 445-8209
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • crehore@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Sharon De Colibus
  • Department Coordinator
  • Location:NB5-57
  • Phone:(216) 444-9633
  • Fax:(216) 445-8209
  • decolis@ccf.org
  • Nancy Fiordalisi M.B.A.
  • Research Administrative Coordinator
  • Location:NB5-96
  • Phone:(216) 444-8150
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • fiordan@ccf.org
  • Rajani Tendulkar
  • Department Administrator I
  • Location:NB5-56
  • Phone:(216) 444-0251
  • Fax:(216) 445-8204
  • tendulr2@ccf.org
  • Lab

  • Hanxiang Gao
  • Graduate Student
  • Location:NE4-215
  • Phone:(216) 445-0571
  • Fax:(216) 444-9263
  • gaoh@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Ashley Elizabeth Holly
  • Graduate Student
  • Location:NB2-25
  • Phone:(216) 444-8464
  • hollya@ccf.org
  • Lab
  • Tiffany R Sturey BS.
  • Graduate Student
  • Location:NE6-213
  • Phone:(216) 444-9846
  • stureyt@ccf.org
  • Lab