Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D
Assistant Professor Adjunct, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, University of California, USA
Dr. Hariharan is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at UC Davis. Her research expertise includes molecular signaling pathways regulating myocardial aging and cardiac stem cell maintentance, excitation-transcription coupling, and autophagy. Dr. Hariharan earned her PhD in the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She then worked as a postdoctoral fellow in San Diego State University. Dr. Hariharan has won numerous awards for her excellence in research including the coveted Most Downloaded Original Research Article and Best Manuscript Awards from Circulation Research (2011), Finalist for the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Heart Research (2014) and Finalist for the Melvin L Marcus Young Investigator award in cardiovascular sciences (2014). Dr. Hariharan has also mentored several graduate and undergraduate students and has successfully led International collaborative projects while serving on grant sessions and co-chairing conferences.
Dr. Hariharan's research interests include: Molecular signaling pathways regulating myocardial aging and cardiac stem/progenitor cell maintentance, excitation-transcription coupling, and autophagy.