Jared Churko, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Assistant Professor, Physiological Sciences - Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)
Assistant Professor, Genetics - Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDP)
Director, University of Arizona iPSC Core

Jared Churko, PhD

Academic / Professional Bio: 

Jared Churko, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Arizona within the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.  He received his PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology from Western University and trained as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University within the Cardiovascular Institute.  His lab seeks to understand the mechanisms leading to heart disease by combining single cell transcriptomics, systems biology, stem cell biology, drug screening, genetic engineering, and bioinformatics.  Specifically, his lab utilizes human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to generate cardiac cell types and develops tools for precision and regenerative medicine.  He is appointed as the director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core funded by BIO5 and the Center for Innovation in Brain Science. 

Degrees: 
Instructor: Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Stanford University, 2016-2018
Postdoctoral, Stanford University, Cardiovascular Medicine: Stem Cells and Bioinformatics, 2012- 2016
PhD: Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario, 2007-2011
MSc: Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario, 2004-2006
Hons BSc: Honors Biology and Psychology- Graduated with Distinction, McMaster University, 2000-2004
Honors and Awards: 
AHA BCVS Louis N. and Arnold M. Katz Young Investigator Award Finalist, New Orleans, LA, 2017
NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute K99/R00 Pathway-to-Independence Award, Palo Alto, CA, 2015
NIH Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Jump Start Award, Palo Alto, CA, 2013 and 2014
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford, CA, 2013-2016
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council: Alexander Graham Bell, London, ON, 2009-2011
Anatomy and Cell Biology: Altman Award, London, ON, 2005