The American Heart Association awarded Manuel Rosa-Garrido with the Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award at a scientific conference in San Antonio, Texas, in early August.

Rosa-Garrido is an assistant project scientist in the Vondriska Lab at UCLA, which investigates epigenomic mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.

The award, presented at the Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2018 Scientific Sessions, honored Rosa-Garrido for the originality and impact of his work, as well as the quality of his lecture at the conference. Rosa-Garrido’s first-place winning entry was titled, "Elucidation of Gene Regulation Paradigms by Integrating Chromatin Architecture, Histone Marks, and DNA Methylation.” His research uses new sequencing technologies to explore the role of chromatin in heart failure.

Learn more about the cardiovascular research theme at UCLA.