Eugene H. Kaji graduated from Harvard Medical School after completing an MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his PhD thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Biology. He went on to complete his medical residency at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Kaji joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin in November 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. He is a clinician-scientist interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying cardiac hypertrophy and failure. Kaji has developed transgenic and knockout murine models of heart failure and hypertrophy. Using mouse models, Kaji tests the function of nuclear and cytoplasmic proteins in loss-of-function and gain-of-function models.
Kaji is the recipient of numerous awards throughout his training including the Johnson and Johnson Research Grant, Howard Hughes Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Roland Research Grant, and the Marvin and Mildred Conney Fellowship in Recognition for Excellence in Basic Research in Cardiovascular Biology. He currently holds an American Heart Association Beginning Grant in Aid and an NIH K-08 award.
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Kaji, E.H., Ryeom, S., Wu, J.C., and McKeon, F.D. Transgenic Overexpression of Calcipressin 1 Inhibits Angiotensin II and Thyroxine-Induced Cardiac Hypertrophy. Circulation 104 (17): II-1346. Abstract presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Session 2001 in Anaheim, California.
Kaji, E.H. and Leiden, J.M. (2001) Gene and Stem Cell Therapy. Journal of the American Medical Association 285(5): 545-50.
Kaji, E.H. and H.F. Lodish (1993) Unfolding of Newly-made Retinol Binding Protein by DTT: Sensitivity to Retinoids. Journal of Biological Chemistry 268: 22188-22194.
Kaji, E.H. and H.F. Lodish (1993) In Vitro Unfolding of Retinol Binding Protein by DTT: Endoplasmic Reticulum-Associated Factors. Journal of Biological Chemistry 268: 22195-22202.