Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI)

Training + Education

The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute (MCRI) at Tufts Medical Center focuses on educating medical and scientific researchers, including:

  • Pre-doctoral, graduate, and post-graduate education training are high priorities of the Molecular Cardiology Research Institute, with numerous trainees, including students from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University and post-doctoral fellows from all over the world conducting their research in MCRI labs annually.
  • The Institute sponsors a Molecular Medicine Seminar Series throughout the academic year with guest speakers participating (see below).
  • All MCRI investigators, trainees and technical staff participate in an annual 2 ½ day retreat in Woods Hole, with presentations by nationally and internationally recognized distinguished guest lecturers, and opportunities for all MCRI members to review their latest research as well as discuss new opportunities for collaboration.

The Molecular Cardiology Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine is actively recruiting highly qualified MD and PhD scientists in the training phase of their careers. 

The major goal of this program is to train postdoctoral MD and PhD fellows in either (a) basic research involving cellular and molecular investigation in the cardiovascular system, or (b) translational cardiovascular research, through the application of current molecular and cellular principles to important clinical questions in cardiovascular medicine.

The Program is especially focused in five areas of basic and translational cardiovascular science:

  • Vascular Biology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Cardiomyocyte Biology and Heart Failure
  • Signal Transduction Pathways in the Cardiovascular System
  • Translational Cardiovascular Genomics and Genetics

For all inquiries and any questions about this fellowship opportunity, please contact the CVTG Program administrator via email:  mcri@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Interested applicants should send a current CV and personal research statement to mcri@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

View current postdoctoral openings

The MCRI hosts the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series throughout the academic year. This hour-long seminar is held every other week on Tuesdays in the Stearns Auditorium. Speakers in the Molecular Medicine Seminar Series come from within the MCRI and Tufts Medical Center itself, from within the greater Tufts University community, from other institutions in and around Boston, and from institutions across the United States and abroad. Speakers are chosen to highlight the research that is being performed in the MCRI, to help foster cross disciplinary collaboration, and to expose members of the Health Sciences Campus to some of the most interesting and prominent research being done outside of this institution. A full schedule of seminars will be posted in October.

Schedule:

View our schedule here >

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2020
AARTI ASNANI, MD

Director of Cardio-Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess
Medical Center (BIDMC)
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Title: Cancer Therapy and CardiacToxicity: Toward a Mechanistic Understanding.
Hosted by: Howard Chen, PhD

TUESDAY OCTOBER 27, 2020
DMITRIY ATOCHIN, MD, PHD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Biologist
Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: The role of Akt-eNOS-cGMP-SMC axis in the regulation of vascular function.
Hosted by: Jennifer DuPont, PhD

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2020
KELLY HYNDMAN, PHD
VIRTUAL MOLECULAR

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Nephrology
Associate Scientist, Nephrology Research & Training Center
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Iris Jaffe, MD, PhD

TUESDAY DECEMBER 1, 2020
ANDREW GREENBERG, MD

Senior Scientist and Director of the Obesity and Metabolism Team, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging
Tufts University
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Jennifer DuPont, PhD

TUESDAY DECEMBER 15, 2020
JOSEPH BONVENTRE, MD, PHD

Senior Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Navin Kapur, MD, PhD

TUESDAY JANUARY 5, 2021
MATTHEW LAYNE, PHD

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Boston University of Medicine
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Michael Chin, MD, PhD

TUESDAY JANUARY 19, 2021
PATRICK ELLINOR, MD, PHD

Cardiac Electrophysiologist
Clinical Cardiologist
Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Michael Chin, MD, PhD

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2020
EMAN GOHAR, PHD

Instructor
Department of Medicine
University of Alabama
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Iris Jaffe, MD, PhD
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2021

IAIN SCOTT, PHD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Vascular Medicine School, University of Pittsburgh
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Iris Jaffe, MD, PhD

TUESDAY MARCH 16, 2021
CHINMAY TRIVEDI, MD, PHD
Associate Professor of Medicine
and Molecular, Cell & Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Robert Blanton, MD

TUESDAY MARCH 30, 2021
ANDREAS BEYERS, PHD

Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine and Physiology
Medical College of Wisconsin
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Jennifer DuPont, PhD

TUESDAY APRIL 27, 2021
PATRICK OSEI-OWUSU, PHD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Title: TBD
Hosted by: Gordon Huggins, MD

For any questions please contact: Xhulia Kanani at xkanani@tuftsmedicalcenter.org