May 22nd, 2019
Summer student Sara Tawfik started in the lab!

May 10th, 2019
We received the Notice of Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism for our R21 proposal to study the effects of adolescent binge alcohol! 

March 15th, 2019
Lizhuo Ai successfully defended her Masters thesis! Congratulations, Liz! 

February 1st, 2019
Chutima Rattanasopa, a visiting graduate student from Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, published her paper on sex differences in the effects of doxorubicin-induced myofilament dysfunction in AJP-Heart.

December 1st, 2018
We had our annual lab party, Sarcoberfest! Its supposed to be in October, but it never is. We had a great time!

November 8th, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Kirk was awarded the Junior Scientist of the Year award at the annual St. Albert's Research Day at Loyola. 

November 5th, 2018
Dr. Mary Papadaki's recent paper from the lab on the link between heart failure and diabetes was highlighted in Nature Reviews Cardiology!

October 18th, 2018

August 22nd, 2018
Marisa Stachowski published her first paper in the lab on the Phospho-proteomic fingerprint of cardiac dyssynchrony and resynchronization therapy. Congratulations!

June 25th, 2018
Andrei Zlobin, PhD has joined the lab as a Senior Scientist.

May 22nd, 2018
Dr. Mary Papadaki received the Best Poster award at the bi-annual Myofilament Meeting in Madison, WI. The meeting is one of the lab's favorites, so it was a big honor, and a well-deserved one! 

May 22nd, 2018
Dr. Toni Pak, a collaborator, was named permanent Chair of our Department! Congratulations, Toni!

April, 2018
Marisa Stachowski, MS and Tommy Martin have joined the lab as grad students number 2 and 3! 

February 18th, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Kirk and Dr. Mary Papadaki presented the latest findings from the lab at the Annual Biophysical Society conference in San Francisco, CA.

September 21st, 2017
Dr. Ron Holewinski tied for first place at the International Human Proteome Organization Young Investigator competition for the paper we are collaborating on. Congratulations!

September 1st, 2017
Dr. Toni Pak, interim Chair of our department, started her newest R01 from NIA, which we are collaborating on. Congratulations, Dr. Pak!

July 1st, 2017
Dr. Mary Papadaki received a post-doctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association that will support her research on methylglyoxal modifications in the myofilament for the next two years!

May 15th, 2017
Lizhuo Ai will be joining the lab as our first graduate student!

April 24th, 2017
Dr. Kirk was elected as a Fellow of the American Physiological Society - Cardiovascular Section.

April 1st, 2017
Thanks to an NIH R01, the lab begins work on GSK-3b signaling in the ischemic heart.

March 6th, 2017
Edith Perez, M.S. has joined the lab as a Research Assistant.

November 22nd, 2016
Dr. Mary Papadaki's abstract was selected for an oral presentation for the Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

November 14th, 2016
Dr. Kirk recorded a podcast for a recent paper on heart rate modulation in American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology. Listen to it here!

October 8th, 2016
The annual Saving tiny Hearts gala was held at the Ritz Carlton Chicago. It is a fantastic fundraising event for an excellent cause. It was also a lot of fun.

October 3rd, 2016
Chutima Rattanasopa, our visiting graduate student from Mahidol University in Thailand has returned home to defend her PhD. Good luck and we'll miss you.

June 29th, 2016
The Department won a Thermo LTQ Orbitrap for the Proteomics Core from GenTech! Thanks to Mohit Kumar, a graduate student for getting his name drawn.

June 18th - 22nd, 2016
The lab attended the 5th Bi-Annual Myofilament Meeting in Madison, WI. Dr. Mary Papadaki presented a poster and gave a great talk at the Early Career Day! Dr. Jonathan Kirk gave a talk at the main meeting and included a story about goats.

June 1st, 2016
Joe Reda, an undergraduate bioengineer student at University of Miami has joined us for the summer. We're glad to have you, Joe!

March 8th, 2016
Our image was selected for the cover for the Review Issue of Proteomics. Check it out!

March 1st, 2016
Scientific American has an article on our PITA paper in their March issue! Click here to read it.

January 27th, 2016
The lab moved to the research building, the Center for Translational Research and Education

December 23rd, 2015
Our paper came out in Science: Translational Medicine today! 

December 1st, 2015
Dr. Mary Papadaki has joined the lab as our first post-doc! 

August 17th, 2015
Marisa Stachowski, MS has joined the lab! Now its not just Jonathan sitting alone in a lab.

July 1st, 2015
The lab opens!