George H Kunkel As a researcher with a background in molecular cardiology and heart failure (HF), he developed a project delivering an essential protein called Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A (TFAM) to HF models. He enjoys scientific writing, engaging in bench work and performing rodent surgeries. He has received recognition for his surgical skills in arterial/venous anastomosis, AV fistula and aortic banding and completed a course in microsurgery. To note his science and research accolades, he was awarded a National Research Service Award/F31 NIH fellowship for his research on Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A by the National Institute of Health. To counterbalance his work schedule, he thoroughly enjoys reading non-fiction adventure stories and WWI/WWII books. He is an avid writer of short stories and poems. The athletic side he was comes out on Sunday afternoons, when he plays defense on the Black Knights Men’s League ice hockey team. Also, when the weathers right, he enjoys fishing and hiking to clear his mind.
Molecular Cardiology & Heart Failure Research