Faculty Profile: Malik, Shaista

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Malik, Shaista
Lab Contact:
Shaista Malik
smalik@uci.edu
(714) 456-3868
B CARDIOLOGY
Department: SOM - Department of Medicine
UCI medical center

Research Description

The focus of our research is the role of cardiovascular imaging, such as cardiac CT, in preventive cardiology. We have a current clinical trial in examining the effects of cardiac CT in identifying early coronary artery disease in patients with diabetes. We are also involved in retrospective data analysis on relationship between cardiac plaque on CT and patient risk factors.

Requirements to Participate

Have completed UCI IRB tutorials on human research and HIPAA

Time Commitment per Week

3-4 hours a week for each unit of course credit.
Malik, Shaista
Lab Contact:
Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi
stjenalo@uci.edu
(949) 824-5602
A CARDIOLOGY
Department: Medicine
C240 Medical Sciences I

Research Description

Investigates the neurophysiological mechanisms involved in autonomic reflexes including cardiovascular and acupuncture related mechanisms. Also studying the role of mechanical factors and metabolic products such as bradykinin in stimulating ischemically and reperfusion-sensitive cardiac sensory nerves. These nerves are responsible for angina and a number of other reflexes that lead to hypertension in the immediate post-bypass period, arrhythmias, hypotension, nausea and vomiting

Requirements to Participate

6 hours/wk. At least 3 quarter commitment. Upper division students who have had introductory physiology/neurophysiology course. However, year 2 Bio. Majors considered. Students will be involved in whole-animal surgical procedures and histological procedures prefer students who can commit to at least 2-3 hour time blocks.