I have intensive, high-quality research laboratory training through my Postdoctoral experience in Dr. E. Egelman Lab in the Molecular Biology & Molecular Genetics Department, University of Virginia, and Dr. G. Owens Lab in the Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia as well as over ten years of unique experience working with complex transgenic animal models, including atherosclerosis and vascular injury repair models. I have eleven papers related to my animal experience published in high-profile journals as a first, corresponding, or contributing author. This includes one paper cited >900 times in the last five years and four papers that have been cited >150 times each.
I started my first independent laboratory in the Department of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in July 2018. Despite the almost two years of the COVID19 pandemic that led to the shortage of lab personnel and some institutional restrictions for animal experiments, we were able to publish one manuscript about the anti-oxidized phospholipid treatment in atherosclerotic mice (Cherepanova et al., ATVB, 2020). I received a highly competitive Daniel Steinberg Early Career Investigator Award in Atherosclerosis/Lipoproteins for this manuscript.