17th European Heart Disease and Heart Failure Congress
University of Michigan, USA
Jianrui Song is a PhD candidate in Cell and Developmental Biology at University of Michigan. She has received her Master’s Degree from China in 2009, where she worked on “The role of autophagy in hypoxic microenvironment and chemo- and radiotherapy in liver cancer”. As a PhD candidate, she is pursuing training in the field of Cardiovascular Disease and Immunology. She is working on how myeloid cells participate in the response of cardiac ischemia, the formation of infarct and the post infarct response, and also in determining how altering myeloid (especially macrophage) phenotype by IL4Ra can affect these responses in order to identify processes that can be targeted for beneficial effect. She is supported by the Bradley Merrill Patten Research Fellowship and by an American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship.