Behind the Bench Episode 4
May 25th, 2020 by ajphearteditor
In this episode of Behind the Bench with AJP-Heart and Circ hosted by Lisandra de Castro Bras (East Carolina University) and Jonathan Kirk (Loyola University Chicago), we talk with Charlotte Usselman, Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill University. Charlotte’s recently published article is a culmination of research that began in the summer of 2016 during her post-doc at the John B. Pierce Laboratory at Yale School of Medicine. One year into the project, Charlotte was offered a position at McGill, which she postponed for 6 months to finish collecting data at Yale. In 2018, she focused heavily on getting her new lab up and running, and did not focus on her preeclampsia research. Charlotte’s story is living proof that things don’t always go as planned, much like having a preeclamptic pregnancy. Sometimes our lives outside of work are hard, even painful, and this certainly informs how we move forward personally and professionally. But a collision of timing can sometimes result in unexpected success. How? Listen.
Charlotte W. Usselman, Tessa E. Adler, Yasmine Coovadia, Cheryl Leone, Michael J. Paidas, Nina S. Stachenfeld A recent history of preeclampsia is associated with elevated central pulse wave velocity and muscle sympathetic outflow Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, published March 3, 2020. DOI: doi.org/10.1152/ ajpheart.00578.2019