UCalgary researcher receives $1M from Mellon foundation for heart research

October 22, 2018

A researcher at the University of Calgary has received $1M for her ongoing work in women’s health and reproduction. UCalgary reports that Myriam Hemberger, who leads a team that investigates the associations between placenta defects and heart diseases, hopes to gain new insights into the origins of heart defects. “This is an under-appreciated aspect that will be instrumental to help us appreciate how heart development is regulated. Understanding the molecular basis for the heart-placenta connection holds the promise of earlier detection, improved diagnosis and perhaps even prevention and treatment of certain types of heart defects,” said Hemberger. UCalgary adds that the prize is distributed by the Richard K Mellon Foundation in the US. UCalgary