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Elissavet Kardami

Office:University of Manitoba

Research: Dr. Kardami investigates the signal transduction mechanisms mediating low molecular weight (lmw) fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) cardioprotection by focusing on cardiac mitochondria as an important target of both indirect (plasma membrane-mediated) and direct lmw-FGF-2 signaling. Using genetically engineered mouse models expressing different FGF-2 isoforms, she examines their role in the development of chronic heart disease and ability for repair-regeneration.