Qian Appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute

Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, has been named the associate director of McAllister Heart Institute effective October 1, 2018.

Qian Appointed Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute click to enlarge Li Qian, PhD

Li Qian, PhD, associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, will serve as the associate director of the McAllister Heart Institute (MHI), a role that will allow her to work closely with Victoria Bautch, PhD, and Rick Stouffer, MD, co-directors of MHI, to support the basic cardiovascular and translational research efforts of the institute.

Dr. Qian came to the UNC School of Medicine in 2012 after earning her doctorate in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology in 2007 from the University of Michigan, and doing postdoctoral work in cardiovascular and stem cell biology at he Gladstone Institute at the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Qian’s contributions to the field of cardiovascular research and regenerative medicine have been recognized by numerous honors and awards, including the prestigious American Heart Association Katz Prize for Basic Research and the Boyalife Prize in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine from Science/AAAS.

Qian is also a passionate teacher and mentor who won the “Outstanding Mentor Award” at UNC last year, becoming the youngest awardee at UNC-Chapel Hill. With her new leadership role, Qian will continue to bring her enthusiasm and energy to help lead MHI as an internationally renowned cardiovascular center.  

Read more here about Dr. Qian's research and what inspired her to pursue a career in biomedical research.

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