Andrew Lamade, a Safar Center trainee currently in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, has recently been awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award Fellowship for MD/PhD students (F30) through the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI).

The grant, “Targeting mitochondrial PARP1 in neuronal ischemia-reperfusion injury,” proposes to explore the roles of mitochondrial poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) after acute injury using a novel inhibitor that selectively enriches with mitochondria. Andy’s primary sponsor is Dr. Hulya Bayır, MD (Safar Center Associate Director) with additional mentorship by Dr. Robert Clark, MD (Safar Center), and Dr. Valerian Kagan, PhD (Department of Environmental and Occupational Health).