Awards and Honors 

Below is a selection of awards and honors presented to members of the Sheikh laboratory 

Scholarships and Fellowships

2019:

  • Nirosh Mataraarachchi - BrightSpinnaker Fellowship Recipient

  • Sophie Siemsgluess - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program

2018: 

  • Nirosh Mataraarachchi - 2018 Recipient of the Gabriele Weinhausen Biological Sciences Scholarship

  • Jing Zhang - American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Solana Garcia - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program

 

2017: 

  • Yan Liang - AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • William Bradford - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Jocelyn Baquier - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the National Institute of Health Medical Scientist Training Program

  • Mandy Che - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the AHA undergraduate training program

 

2016:

  • Jason Pellman - F31 NIH Training Grant Predoctoral Fellowship

  • Allyse Zondlak - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

 

2015: 

  • Assata Pyatt - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

2014:  

  • Jason Pellman - F31 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Predoctoral Fellowship Award

2013: 

  • Fabian Zanella De Sa - AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 

  • Kevin Tenerelli - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

 

2012:

  • Afomia Mesfin - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

 

2011:

  • Robert C. Lyon - AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship 

  • Fabian Zanella De Sa - San Diego Foundation, Science and Technology Blasker Grant 

  • Javier Otero - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

  • Allan Castaneda - AHA Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

2010: 

  • Jason Pellman - National Institutes of Health (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute) Graduate Research Assistant Diversity supplement 

  • Alisha Gordy - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

  • Allan Castaneda - Recipient of the 2010 UCSD Chancellor’s Research Scholarship

2009: 

  • Paula Magee - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

 

2007: 

  • Ronald Vasquez - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship as part of the NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

Awards 

2021

  • Yan Liang - 2021 UCSD Schulman Award for Outstanding Cardiovascular Research

  • William Bradford - Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Predoctoral Trainee Award, American Physiological Society

2020

  • William Bradford - Cardiovascular Section Outstanding Graduate Student Trainee Award Runner-Up, American Physiological Society

  • Nirosh Mataraarachchi - Excellence in Teaching Award

2019: 

  • Nirosh Mataraarachchi - Top Honor's Research Poster Presentation Award, 2019 Biology Research Showcase

  • Yan Liang  - Cardiovascular Section Research Recognition Award, American Physiological Society

 

2018: 

  • Jing Zhang: Poster Presentation Award, Alternative Muscle Club

  • Yan Liang: Poster Presentation Award, Alternative Muscle Club

 

2017: 

  • Jing Zhang: Poster Presentation Award, Alternative Muscle Club

  • Yan Liang: Poster Award at the 5th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium 

  • Yan Liang: Young Investigator Forum Finalist at AHA China, Cardiovascular Symposium, Anaheim, CA, USA

 

2014: 

  • Robert C. Lyon - First prize for “Young Investigator Award”, Alternative Muscle Club

 

2013: 

  • Fabian Zanella: UC San Diego Postdoctoral Association Travel award

  • Jason Pellman - “Best Research Talk” at the 2013 Biomedical Sciences Program Annual Retreat, Rancho Las Palmas, California, USA for selected abstract

  • Fabian Zanella De Sa - First Prize for Poster Presentation for xCELLigence Cardio User Symposium, Washington D.C. 

  • Valeria Mezzano - Honorable mention for poster presentation at the Gordon Research Conference, Cardiac Arrhythmia Mechanisms 

 

2012: 

  • Valeria Mezzano - AHA Travel Award of American Heart Association Scientific Sessions

 

2011: 

  • Robert C. Lyon - UC San Diego Cardiovascular Research Scholarship Award

  • Robert C. Lyon - Selected as a promising, new young investigator working in cardiovascular research for the AHA’s TV campaign promotion

 

2010: 

  • Fabian Zanella De Sa - UCSD Cardiovascular Research Scholarship Award