Theresa Aliwarga, a Medicinal Chemistry graduate student and researcher in Rheem Totah’s lab, was invited to give a podium presentation of her research on CYP2J2-mediated epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) as potential markers for cardiovascular disease at this summer’s Gordon Research Conference in Drug Metabolism.
“I was able to show that a higher level of EETs is associated with lower risk of sudden cardiac arrest,” she said. “Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality globally,” she stated. “If monitoring EET levels could be used to detect anomalies in the heart, it could prevent a lot of damage associated with cardiovascular disease.“
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