Lab News

October 2017


Rachel wins 3rd Place for the Best Trainee Poster Presentation at University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine Research Day
Her Poster was :"CDK8 activity-dependent regulation of heart disease"

August 2017


Duane's paper on CDK8 in the heart is published
Ectopic expression of Cdk8 induces eccentric hypertrophy and heart failure.
Hall DD, Ponce JM, Chen B, Spitler KM, Alexia A, Oudit GY, Song LS, Grueter CE. JCI Insight. 2017 Aug 3;2(15). pii: 92476. doi: 10.1172/jci.insight.92476.
Read more at The Scientist

September 2017


Colleen wins Postdoctoral category of the ‘A Minute to Win It’ Poster Competition during the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Iowa Physiological Society.

July 2017


April 2017


Katie wins Travel award from ScienceImpact to attend Experimental Biology 2017

Colleen is invited to give a talk at the FOEDRC Research Day
She presents "Med12 is an essential, early regulator of adipogenesis"

February 2017


Katie's paper on Med1 is published
Cardiac Med1 deletion promotes early lethality, cardiac remodeling, and transcriptional reprogramming.
Spitler KM, Ponce JM, Oudit GY, Hall DD, Grueter CE. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Apr 1;312(4):H768-H780. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00728.2016. Epub 2017 Feb 3.

July 2016


Jessica wins 1st Place for the Best Trainee Poster Presentation at University of Iowa Department of Internal Medicine Research Day
Her Poster was :"Dual Roles of Cyclin C in Cardiovascular Disease"

September 2015


Jessica is awarded the Sloan Center Mini Grant

November 2015


Colleen's review of secreted factors as biomarkers is published
Cardiac-Secreted Factors as Peripheral Metabolic Regulators and Potential Disease Biomarkers.
Dewey CM, Spitler KM, Ponce JM, Hall DD, Grueter CE. J Am Heart Assoc. 2016 May 31;5(6). pii: e003101. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.003101. No abstract available.

January 2015


Jessica Ponce joins the lab as a graduate student.
Jessica plans to study the role of Cyclin C in the cardiovascular system.

September 2014


Dr. Colleen Dewey joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
Colleen intends to investigate the involvement of the Mediator complex in metabolic disease.

June 2014


Ines Martin joins the lab.
Ines will focus on cardiovascular surgeries to provide critical models of stress for the lab.

April 2014


Funding awarded to Dr. Katie Spitler, NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Title: MED 13 regulates cardiac energetics in response to obesity.

March 2014


Dr. Katie Spitler joins the lab as a postdoctoral fellow.
Katie’s research will encompass MED13 and MED1 and there role in cardiac function.

January 2014


New graduate student, Rachael Minerath, has joined the lab.
Rachael’s work will be focused on the function of CDK19 in the heart under normal and stress conditions.

December 2013


Dr. Duane Hall joins the label as a research professor.
Duane intends to focus his efforts on eliciting the role of CDK8 in cardiac function.

January 2013


Dr. Chad Grueter starts the lab at the University of Iowa – Department of Internal Medicine.