Lab Members

Aamir Shah, MD, FACS

Aamir Shah MD, FACS

Staff Physician Email: aamir.shah@cshs.org

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Shah is a staff surgeon in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery and vascular surgery. He supports the research in the Khoynezhad Laboratory.

Mihaela D. TeWinkel, MSN, ACNP-BC

Research Assistant Email: mihaela.tewinkel@cshs.org

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TeWinkel is a nurse practitioner in the Comprehensive Aortic Program in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She supports the research in the Khoynezhad Laboratory.

Daisy Chou, MD

Research Resident Email: daisy.chou@cshs.org

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Chou is a research resident in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She is a PGYIII general surgery resident at Cedars-Sinai, with clinical interests in vascular surgery. Chou received her medical degree from University of California, San Diego.

Isil Uzun, MD

Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist Email: isil.uzun@cshs.org

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Uzun is a visiting postdoctoral scientist in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She received her medical degree from Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi in Turkey.

Anja Muehle, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Email: anja.muehle@cshs.org

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Muehle is a postdoctoral research fellow and board certified in cardiac surgery. She completed her residency in the cardiac surgery department at Leipzig Heart Center, Germany. Muehle conducted experimental research in Berlin at the Institute of Pharmacology - Charité and analyzed the regulatory mechanism of TRP-cation channels. Furthermore, she investigated prenatal programming of nephron numbers and its association with hypertension in a sheep model at the Nikolaus - Fiebiger Center of Molecular Medicine in Erlangen. At Leipzig Heart Center, she conducted clinical and experimental research with a focus on heart failure and metabolic pathways.

Margot Knight

Independent Student Volunteer

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Knight is an independent student volunteer in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She recently graduated from UCLA with a BS in psychobiology. She plans to attend medical school soon.

Bo Yun Choi

Independent Student Volunteer

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Choi is an independent student volunteer in the Khoynezhad Laboratory. She is in her second year at University of California, Los Angeles, studying physiological sciences. She aspires to attend medical school after she graduates.
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