Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D.

Nirmala Hariharan, Ph.D.




  • Assistant Professor Adjunct

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Hariharan's research interests include: Molecular signaling pathways regulating myocardial aging and cardiac stem/progenitor cell maintentance, excitation-transcription coupling, and autophagy. 




M.Sc., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani India 2005

Ph.D., Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark NJ 2011

B.E., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India 2005


Postdoctoral Fellowship, San Diego State University, San Diego CA

Professional Memberships

American Heart Association

International Society for Heart Research

Honors and Awards

Western States Affiliate Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association, 2012

Innovative Development Award, Academic Federation, UC Davis, 2015

Finalist, Melvin L Marcus Young Investigator Award in Cardiovascular Sciences, AHA, 2014

Finalist, Young Investigator Award, International Society for Heart Research-North American Section, 2014

Best of American Heart Association Specialty Conference-Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, 2012

Western States Affiliate Beginning Grant-In-Aid, American Heart Association, 2015

Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Travel Award for Young Investigators, American Heart Association, 2012

Most Downloaded Original Research Article Award, Circulation Research, American Heart Association, 2011

Best Manuscript Award, Circulation Research, American Heart Association, 2011

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