The American Heart Association has honored Daniela Renedo, MD a postdoctoral fellow in the departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, with the Stroke Basic Science Award for excellence in cerebrovascular disease research. Dr. Renedo, who is co-mentored by Charles Matouk, MD; Kumar Navaratnam MD, PhD; and Guido Falcone, MD is one of 10 leading scientists from around the world who will be formally recognized at the International Stroke Conference in Dallas Texas for their outstanding contributions to stroke research.
The award honors Dr. Renedo’s work published in Stroke, “Single-cell Immune Landscape of Human Clot Retrieved At Mechanical Thrombectomy Association With Stroke Origin,” in which researchers provide single-cell immune mapping of clots from patients who underwent mechanical thrombectomy of large vessel occlusion.
Dr. Renedo and her team demonstrate differences at a single-cell level between clots across different stroke etiologies (cardioembolic versus carotid atherosclerosis origin).
“These findings lay the foundation for future research focused on using single-cell analysis in stroke,” said Dr. Renedo, regarding the clinical implications of these results.
The other team members on this research project are: Tanyeri Barak, MD; Joseph Antonios, MD, PhD; Lauren Sansing, MD, MS; Murat Gunel, MD; Guido Falcone, MD, ScD; Kumar Navaratnam, MD, PhD; and Charles Matouk, MD.