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Yassine Sassi, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Cardiology
Yassine Sassi
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
2 Riverside Circle
Roanoke, VA 24016

PhD, Cardiovascular Physiology
Pierre et Marie Curie University
Paris, France

MS, Clinical Pharmacology
Pierre et Marie Curie University
Paris, France

BS, Biochemistry
Pierre et Marie Curie University
Paris, France

  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Cardiac hypertrophy and myocardial fibrosis

2021–present
Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC
Roanoke, VA

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Instructor of Medicine, Cardiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Technischen Universität München
Munich, Germany

  • American Heart Association
  • American Thoracic Society
  • Transformational Project Award, American Heart Association, 2021
  • Innovative Project Award, American Heart Association, 2018
  • Career Development Award, American Heart Association, 2017
  • Early Career Best Science Award Winner (1st place), American Heart Association Scientific sessions, Chicago, 2014
  • Best Poster Award (1st place), 11th Dutch-German Joint Meeting of Molecular Cardiology Working Groups, Heidelberg, Germany, 2013
  • Young Investigator Award, European Society of Cardiology, Heart Failure Association Winter Research Meeting, Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 2011
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bayerische Forschungsstiftung, Germany, 2010
  • Young Investigator Award in Basic Sciences (1st place), International Society of Heart Research (ISHR), 2009
  • Best Doctoral Thesis (1st place), French Society of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, France, 2009
  • Doctoral Fellowship from the Foundation of Medical Research (FRM), France, 2008
  • Poster Prize (1st place), French Society of Cardiovascular Research Annual Meeting, Tours, France, 2007
  • Doctoral Fellowship from the French Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de la Recherche Scientifique, 2005