J.R. "Keng" Pineda, MD

Personal Information
Cardiovascular Disease Fellow
Research projects: Simulation of molecular dynamics and ligand binding to the thin filament to study cardiotoxic effect of some chemotherapeutics
jrpineda@shc.arizona.edu

Research project goals at Sarver Heart Center:

  1. To continue to develop specialized skills in simulation of molecular dynamics and ligand binding to the thin filament. Many chemotherapeutic drugs are known to cause cardiomyopathy. We hypothesize that the cardiotoxic effect of some chemotherapeutics is in part due to interaction with the thin filament.
  1. To investigate the potential interaction of selected chemotherapeutic compounds with the thin filament model.
Fellowship Years: 
2015 - 2018