O-Uchi Lab Members Awardees at Experimental Biology Conference

Two members of the O-Uchi lab were singled out for awards at the April 2022 Experimental Biology Conference in Philadelphia.


Iuliia Polina, Ph.D. received the Cell Section of the Physiological Reports Award for the highest-scoring abstract submitted to the American Physiological Society for the conference. Dr. Polina`s research focuses on the regulation of ion channels/transporters in cardiac physiology and pathophysiology. One of her current major projects is the impact of COVID-19 on cardiac electrophysiology.


Undergraduate Maria Landherr earned a Barbara A. Horwitz and John M. Horowitz Outstanding Abstract Award, a highly competitive award that recognizes the highest-scoring abstracts from undergraduate students submitted to the American Physiological Society. Maria is a student at St. Olaf College and was an LHI Summer Scholar in 2021. Currently, she is a part-time undergraduate researcher at the U of MN, continuing the project she began as a summer scholar. The abstract which earned her this award is based on that project.