Zhu BMEWuqiang “Wuk” Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded an American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant in the amount of $214,500 for his research on “Enhancing Post-infarction Myogenesis via Transplantation of Cyclin D2 Expressing iPS-derived Cardiomyocytes”.

The objective of this highly competitive award is to support exceptionally promising beginning scientists in cardiovascular research between their initial research training and their complete independence.

Zhu has been at UAB since 2015 as a member of the research team assembled by BME Chair Jianyi "Jay" Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. For more information on Zhu, visit his page on the Zhang Lab site.