Dr. Adrian Arrieta graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular Toxicology in 2011. It was in a senior genetics and genomics class at UC Berkeley that his desire to study the molecular mechanisms of disease grew, leading to the pursuit of his M.S. and PhD in Molecular Biology at San Diego State University. Dr. Arrieta performed his doctoral studies in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher C. Glembotski at San Diego State University. His research focused on ER protein misfolding that occurs due to reductive stress that occurs in cardiac myocytes during ischemia/reperfusion injury. Dr. Arrieta received the 2021 JBC Herbert Tabor Early Career Investigator Award for this work. Dr. Arrieta is now a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas M. Vondriska at UCLA, where he is currently focusing on mechanisms of protein quality control in the context of chromatin remodeling dynamics in the heart. His research in Dr. Vondriska’s laboratory is currently funded by the NHLBI NIH UCLA/Caltech Integrated Cardiometabolic Medicine for Bioengineers T32 Research Service Award.