Paige Ostwald Graduate Assistant


Phone: (000) 000-0000


  • B.S. Biological Sciences at Colorado State University



The embryonic heart is composed of two cell layers, the endocardial cell layer surrounded by the myocardial cell layer. Between these layers is an extracellular matrix (ECM) called the cardiac jelly. It is hypothesized that the cells need this ECM to communicate and form the valve. Our lab is focusing on the potential changes of heart valve development when the cardiac jelly is compromised.


  • LIFE 102 labs
  • BZ 310 lecture
  • BZ 310 labs
  • BZ 311 labs


Biomechanical Cues Direct ValvulogenesisN Ahuja, P Ostwald, D Bark, D GarrityJournal of Cardiovascular Development and Disease 7 (2), 18, 2020
HIV induces synaptic hyperexcitation via cGMP-dependent protein kinase II activation in the FIV infection modelK Sztukowski, K Nip, P Ostwald, M Sathler, J Sun, J Shou, E Jorgensen, T Brown, J Elder, C Miller, F Hofmann, S VandeWoude, S KimPLoS Biology 16 (7), 2018