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Publications

  • Yamazaki, K. and F. Villarreal. 2011. Ventricular pacing-induced loss of contractile function and development of epicardial inflammation. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology 69: 1282-1290.

  • Yamazaki, K., P. Taub, M. Barraza-Hidalgo, M. Rivas, A. Zambon, G. Ceballos and F. Villarreal. 2010. Effects of (−)-Epicatechin on Myocardial Infarct Size and Left Ventricular Remodeling After Permanent Coronary Occlusion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) 55: 2869-2876.

  • Yamazaki, K., P. Taub, M. Barraza-Hidalgo, M. Rivas, A. Zambon, G. Ceballos and F. Villarreal. 2010. Effects of (-)-Epicatechin on Myocardial Infarct Size and Left Ventricular Remodeling After Permanent Coronary Occlusion. Journal of the American College of Cardiology: 2869-2876.

  • Villarreal, F., S. Epperson, I. Ramirez-Sanchez, K. Yamazaki and L. Brunton. 2009. Regulation of cardiac fibroblast collagen synthesis by adenosine. American Journal of Physiology: Cell Physiology 65: 1178-1184.

  • Go, K., Y. Horikawa, R. Garcia and F. Villarreal. 2008. Fluorescent method for detection of cleaved collagens using O-phthaldialdehyde (OPA). Journal of Proteomics 70: 878-882.

  • Go Yamazaki, K., D. Romero-Perez, M. Barraza-Hidalgo, M. Cruz, M. Rivas, B. Cortez-Gomez, G. Ceballos and F. Villarreal. 2008. Short- and long-term effects of (--)-epicatechin on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology 64: 761-767.

  • Ashikaga, H., B. Coppola, K. Yamazaki, F. Villarreal, J. Omens and J. Coveli. 2008. Changes in regional myocardial volume during the cardiac cycle. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology 64: 610-618.

  • Garcia, R., K. Brown, R. Pavelec, K. Go, J. Covell and F. Villarreal. 2005. Abnormal cardiac wall motion and early matrix metalloproteinase activity. American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.

  • Garcia, R., D. Pantazatos, C. Gessner, K. Go, V. Woods and F. Villarreal. 1128. Molecular interactions between matrilysin and the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor doxycycline investigated by deuterium exchange mass spectrometry. Molecular Pharmacology: 1128-1136.

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Educational Background

  • 2009-2011 – Post-doctoral training, University of California, San Diego (Mitochondrial biology)

  • 2005-2009 – Ph.D., University of California, San Diego (Cardiovascular mechanics)

  • 2001-2004 – B.S., University of California, San Diego (Animal Physiology and Neuroscience)

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Grants

  • Prevention of mitochondrial dysfunction in the setting of Type 2 Diabetes

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Positions & Honors

  • 2011-2013 – Loan Repayment Program Fellow, National Institute of General Medicine Sciences-Health Disparities

  • 2009-2012 – American Physiological Society Professional Membership,

  • 2009-2012 – American Heart Association Professional Membership,

  • 2009-2011 – Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award Fellow, National Institute of General Medicine Sciences

  • 2007-2009 – Cardiovascular Training Fellow, National Institute of Health

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • DeLeon, R – California State University Los Angeles

  • Pozos, R – San Diego State University

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