Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Bursaries for Laboratory Visits at the 2019 ISHR World Congress

In association with 2019 International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) World Congress, Rio Juni received a ECI travel bursary grant to visit the lab of Dr. Wen Wang at Capital Medical University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Metabolic Disorders Related Cardiovascular Disease, in Beijing. The lab of Dr. Wang recently published their work on the effect of Sitaglipin on cardiac function of diabetic rats (Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy (2018) 32:541–552), which is in line with his study on cardiac microvascular dysfunction in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. The objective is to get acquaintance with the techniques they used, in particular on cardiac echocardiography in rats and the assessment of nitroxidative stress. Further, this may foster an inter-lab  collaboration, which may lead to an exchange in knowledge, experimental materials, and potential publication in the future.