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Molecular Biology

Dr. Christiana Kappler

Dr. Christiana Kappler received her BSc degree in Biology from James Madison University, and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Pathobiology from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Prior to her doctoral work, she worked as a research specialist at MUSC studying the role of MAPK signalling in the mechanisms of vascular diabetic disease. The primary focus of her doctoral studies centred on alterations in signal transduction cascades during cardiac hypertrophy and the subsequent effects on gene expression in cardiomyocytes, particularly those genes involved in regulating calcium homeostasis.