Recent News

  • Recent study from Dr. Tami Martino's laboratory investigating the role of the circadian clock in cardiac aging was published in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology and featured by the University of Guelph .

  • The CCVI launched its new Cardiovascular Scientist Seminar Series on Feb 27th, 2017. The first seminar of this series featured CCVI Executive Faculty, Dr. Philip Millar and Dr. Tarek Saleh. Visit our CCVI Twitter page for highlights and photos of the event.

  • Heart and Stroke Foundation blog featured research from Dr. Tami Martino's laboratory on circadian rhythms and heart attack recovery.

  • Research from Dr. Tami Martino's laboratory was featured in the American Heart Association journal, Circulation, discussing how the heart's circadian rhythms can be applied to benefit heart disease patients, from the timed dosage of medications to limiting rhythm disruption in the ICU.

  • Inaugural Cardiovascular Research Day features national expertise.

  • The CCVI's inaugural Cardiovascular Research Day kicked off on Sept 29th, 2016. Visit our CCVI Twitter page for highlights and photos of the event.

  • The Cardiovascular Research Day Conference is taking place Thursday September 29, 2016. Featuring high-profile invited speakers from across Canada and showcasing cardiovascular research at the University of Guelph.

  • Rosephine Del Fernandes (Pyle Lab) was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship for September 2016

  • Dr. Glen Pyle receives CIHR Catalyst Grant to study the role of gender and aging in heart failure

  • Research by Dr. Glen Pyle and Dr. Lynne O'Sullivan investigates potential causes of inherited dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs and was featured on CTV news

  • Study by Dr. Todd Gillis examines the hagfish heart to gain insights on cardiovascular health

  • Dr. John Dawson and Dr. Tami Martino receive funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

  • View Dr. Gavin Oudit's talk here

  • The Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series featured Dr. Gavin Oudit from the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute discussing translational approaches for novel heart failure therapies

  • Cardiovascular Centre launches distinguished speaker series on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 between 12:30-1:45 PM in Pathobiology room 1810 sponsored by Elanco

  • The University of Guelph announces the official launch of the Centre for Cardiovascular Investigations (September 2015)

  • Congratulations to Dr. Tami Martino on her HSFC grant-in-aid (2015)

  • The Martino Lab: Dr. Tami Martino, Cristine Reitz, Faisal Alibhai, Elena Tsimakouridze are attending the Second Conference for Canadian Society for Chronobiology (Montreal, May 2015)

  • Congratulations to Dr. John Dawson on his HSFC grant-in-aid (2015)

  • Cristine Reitz (Martino Lab) reclassified from the MSc to the PhD program (Summer '15) in Biomedical sciences

  • Craig Hilborn has joined the Martino Lab as an undergraduate research assistant (Summer '15)

  • Elena Tsimakouridze (Martino Lab) published a first-author paper "Therapeutic applications of circadian rhythms for the cardiovascular system" in Front Pharmacol. (Apr. 2015)

  • Faisal Alibhai (Martino Lab) was awarded the Laforet Research Assistantship, Elanco Graduate Scholarship in Cardiology, Harry G. Downie Travel Scholarship, OVC (Apr. 2015)

  • Elena Tsimakouridze (Martino Lab) was awarded the Betty Goldhart Biomedical Sciences Scholarship, OVC (Apr. 2015)

  • Cristine Reitz (Martino Lab) was awarded the Dr. Pari K. Basrur Travel Scholarship, OVC (Apr. 2015)

  • Faisal Alibhai (Martino Lab) published a first-author paper "Consequences of Circadian and Sleep Disturbances for the Cardiovascular System" in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. (Jan. 2015)

  • Cristine Reitz (Martino Lab) was awarded the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2015-2016).

  • Dr. Tami Martino was invited to speak at Sleep Research Rounds (Toronto, 2014), Universite de Montreal (Montreal, 2014), and the Insititute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 2015).

  • Cristine Reitz (Martino Lab) was awarded the CIHR Master's Graduate Scholarship (2014-2015)

  • Congratulations to Peter Podobed (Martino Lab) on successfully defending his PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Aug. 2014).

  • Dr. Tami Martino and PhD student Peter Podobed on Peter's first author papers "Circadian regulation of myocardial sarcomeric Titin-cap (Tcap, telethonin): identification of cardiac clock-controlled genes using open access bioinformatics data." published in PLoS One. (Aug. 2014) and "The day/night proteome in the murine heart." published in Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. (Jul. 2014).

  • Dr. Tami Martino and PhD student Faisal Alibhai published a new paper "Short-term disruption of diurnal rhythms after murine myocardial infarction adversely affects long-term myocardial structure and function" in Circulation Research (May 2014) and were featured in the Guelph News Release.

  • The Martino Lab attended the First Conference for Canadian Society for Chronobiology.

  • Dr. Tami Martino and PhD student Elena Tsimakouridze published a new paper in Chronobiology Intl and were featured At Guelph

  • The Martino and Pyle Labs were at the International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) Conference in Banff, Alberta (May 2012). Students Elena Tsimakouridze and Dr. Liz Sinclair presented their work.

  • Dr. Tami Martino was awarded a new CIHR operating grant for research on Circadian Control of Cardiac Remodeling(2012).

  • Congratulations to Dr. Glen Pyle and Dr. Jeremy Simpson on their NSERC Operating Grant Awards (2012).

  • Dr. John Dawson was awarded a Heart and Stroke Foundation Operating Grant for research on actin and cardiac contractility (2012).

  • Glen Pyle's Lab published a new paper in J. Mol. Cell. Cardiol. and was featured At Guelph .

  • Dr. Tami Martino has been invited to speak at The 3rd Annual Muscle Health Awareness Day at the Muscle Health Research Centre at the University of York.

  • The Cardiovascular Research Group attends The 3rd Annual Muscle Health Awareness Day at York University on May 25, 2012.

  • Congratulations to Elena Tsimakouridze for reclassifying from an M.Sc to the Ph.D program in Biomedical Sciences.

  • Congratulations to Feng Hua Yang and W. Glen Pyle for their recent publication in the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology entitled: Reduced cardiac CapZ protein protects hearts against acute ischemia-reperfusion injury and enhances preconditioning.

  • We have a custom-made Python3 Graphing Script to make plots from data.

  • John Dawson's Lab published a new paper in PLoS One and was featured At Guelph .

  • This year, our Cardiovascular Research Group partakes in a bi-monthly Journal Club with a focus on Cardiovascular Research organized by Dr. E. Sinclair.

  • Dr. Tami Martino and colleagues published The primary benefits of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition on cardiac remodeling occur during sleep time in murine pressure overload hypertrophy." Martino TA, Tata N, Simpson JA, Vanderlaan R, Dawood F, Kabir MG, Khaper N, Cifelli C, Podobed P, Liu PP, Husain M, Heximer S, Backx PH, Sole MJ. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011 May 17;57(20):2020-8.

  • Gillis Lab published a paper in PLoS One devoted to cardiac remodelling in fish titled Cardiac Remodeling in Fish: Strategies to Maintain Heart Function during Temperature Change. Klaiman JM, Fenna AJ, Shiels HA, Macri J, Gillis TE. PLoS One. 2011;6(9). The results of this paper provide novel research directions in application to human cardiovascular health.

  • Dr. Glen Pyle has been invited to edit a special issue of the journal Biochemistry Research International. As lead editor, Dr Pyle selected Drs John Konhilas (University of Arizona) and Jolanda van der Velden (Institute for Cardiovascular Research of the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam) to act as associate editors of the journal. The special issue will focus on the role of cardiac myofilaments in health and disease, and will be published in late 2012.

  • Dr. Tami Martino was invited as one of four international speakers to present new research at the Experimental Biology symposium "Circadian Clocks: Emerging Roles in the Cardiovascular System" (04/11, Washington, DC)

  • Dr. Jeremy Simpson was awarded a new CIHR operating grant (2011)

  • Dr. Tami Martino received mass media attention from a recent study showing that heart medication is more effective if taken at nighttime in a mouse model Globe and Mail Article

  • Congratulations to Saad Enouri ( Johnson Lab ), who published "Characteristics of myogenic reactivity in isolated rat mesenteric veins." Enouri S, Monteith G, Johnson R. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Feb;300(2):R470-8.

  • Congratulations to Elena Tsimakouridze ( Martino Lab ) and Shawn Veitch ( Johnson Lab ) for reclassifying from an M.BS to an M.Sc in Biomedical Sciences

  • Peter Podobed ( Martino Lab ), Dr. T. Martino and Dr. G. Kirby have written a book chapter "Circadian proteomics and its unique advantage for discovery of biomarkers of heart disease" in Proteomics/Book 1 that was accepted by InTech, an open access publisher (Aug 2011)

  • Drs Glen Pyle and Elizabeth Sinclair ( Pyle Lab ) received a grant from OVC's Pet Trust to conduct research into the molecular causes of dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers. Up to 60% of Doberman Pinschers die from a genetic cardiomyopathy, whose cause is unknown. The proposal by Pyle and Sinclair will not only explore the cause of canine heart failure, but will also provide insight into the fundamental mechanisms of heart failure that can be also used in human medicine. (March 2011)

  • Dr. Glen Pyle was appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology (JMCC). JMCC is the official journal of the International Society for Heart Research and one of the top ranked cardiovascular journals in the world. (Janurary 2011)

  • Faisal Alibhai ( Martino Lab ) won an OGS award for his M.Sc starting in September 2011

  • Peter Podobed ( Martino Lab ) won Best Poster Award, 1st place--Heart Failure in 2011: Thinking Beyond Traditional Management Strategies: June 8, 2011

  • Elena Tsimakouridze ( Martino Lab ) presented a poster titled "Diurnal Rhythms in Gene Expression as Critical Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease; A Novel Platform for Biomarker Discovery" at the 6th Annual Canadian Genetic Epidemiology and Statistical Genetics Meeting (May 2011)

  • Peter Podobed ( Martino Lab ) received an OVC PhD graduate scholarship--Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Biomedical Sciences: July, 2010

  • Heather Chin ( Martino Lab ) received a summer student scholarship to learn some cardiovascular molecular biology techniques and also create this website: Summer, 2011

  • Dr. Gillis lab published three new papers in The Journal of Experimental Biology. Congratulations to student authors Jordan Klaiman, Silvana Miller, Kelly Kirkpatrick and Andrew Robertson (May 2011)

  • Congratulations to Michael Bennardo ( Martino Lab ) on graduating M.Sc and his new position in research at McMaster University.

  • Our Cardiovascular Research Group was recently featured in a news article "To Cure Heart Disease, You Have to Understand It"