Lab Members

Steven Goldman, MD

  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Professor, Sarver Heart Center
C Leonard Pfeiffer Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine


Dr. Steven Goldman is a professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Tucson. An endowed chair the Sarver Heart Center and previous Chief of Cardiology at the Tucson VA/Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health System. Dr. Goldman has taught thousands of medical students, graduate students, interns, residents, and fellows. His research interests span the range of new therapies for heart failure to engineered cardiac tissues and electrophysiology.


* In 2014, Drs. Goldman and Jordan Lancaster co-founded Avery Theraputics, a bio-technology spin-off company from the University of Arizona. This company is designed to commercialize new treatments for heart failure. Dr. Lancaster is CEO, Dr. Goldman is CMO, and Dr. Jen Koevary is COO/CFO.

Talal Moukabary, MD

Director, Electrophysiology Research
Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Talal Moukabary is an electrophysiologist at the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center and sees patients at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson North Campus. He is an expert in computer modeling of cardiac arrhythmia, imaging in cardiac electrophysiology lab, cell based arrhythmia therapy, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is board certified in cardiac electrophysiology and cardiovascular disease.

Ike Chinyere, PhD

MD-PhD Candidate

Sherry Daugherty, BS

Senior Research Specialist

Kenneth Fox, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Grace Gorman, BS

Research Specialist

Elizabeth Juneman, MD

Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Dr. Elizabeth Juneman is an associate professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Tucson. Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Mechanical Circulatory Support and Cardiac Transplantation at Banner-University Medical Center Tucson, Dr. Juneman is a physician scientist with roots in echocardiography and cell therapy for ischemic heart failure.

Jen Watson Koevary, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Laryenth Lancaster, MD

Interventional Cardiologist

Jordan Lancaster, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist

Alice McArthur, BS

Research Specialist

Mary Kaye Pierce, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Amal Anilkumar

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Lucas Arnold

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Natasha Barton

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Vladyslav Chyzh

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Kyle Cook

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Natalia De La Vina

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Alisa Gage

Undergraduate Student Researcher

Adrian Grijalva, BS

Graduate Student Researcher

Akram Hindosh

Undergraduate Student Researcher