Cardiovascular Science Conference

Cardiovascular Science Conference 

Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm
Location: Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room (Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room)* (formerly CMG building)
Contact: Cindy Treich  

February 15, 2019

"Regulators of Cardiac Remodeling & Fibrosis"

Jennifer Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Departments of Pathology and Bioengineering 
University of Washington 

Past Conferences 

 February 8, 2019

"Clonal hematopoiesis in human aging and cardiovascular disease"

Siddhartha Jaiswal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology 
Stanford University 
 January 25, 2019

"Protein acetylation in heart failure: the epigenome and beyond"

Timothy A. McKinsey, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Division Head for Translational Research 
Director, Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation 
Department of Medicine/ Division of Cardiology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
 January 18, 2019

"Redox cross talk in heart disease: finding new drug target for GSK 3b"

Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Heart Health
Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Basic Science Research in the Women’s Heart Center
Cedars-Sinai Medicine Center, Los Angeles
 December 7, 2018

"A tyrosine Switch on NEDD4-2 E3 LIgase Transmit GPCR Inflammatory Signaling"

JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology 
Associate Dean for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
University of California, San Diego 
 November 30, 2018
"Mitochondrial signaling in genetic reprogramming and fibroblast differentiation"

John Elrod, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Translational Medical and Department of Pharmacology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University 
 November 9, 2018
"Insights from the atherosclerosis immune cell atlas"

Holger Winkles, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Inflammation Biology 
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology 
 October 26, 2018 
"Immune aspects of atherosclerosis"

Klaus Ley, MD
Professor and Division Head
Division of Inflammation Biology 
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunolog
 October 12, 2018 
"A female rodent model of early HFpEF: A potential critical role for estrogen depletion in the aged heart"

Francisco Villarreal, M.D,  Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego 
 October 5, 2018 
"Non-Coding Genomic Regulation Identified In Human Cardiomyocytes"

AdamJ. Engler, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Bioengineering 
University of California, San Diego
Resident Scientist 
Stanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine 
 May 22, 2018 
"How do Integrins Work?"

Mark Ginsberg, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Physician-Scientist Training Pathway 
University of California, San Diego

 May 18, 2018 
"Genetic variant, cellular metabolism, and nanomedicine in mechanobiology and cardio/pulmonary vascular diseases "

Yun Fang, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

 May 4 2018 
"NOTCH1 is a mechanosensor in adult arteries"

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Director, Molecular Biology Institute
Chair, Molecular Biology, IDP
University of California, Los Angeles
 April 13, 2018 
"Understanding the role of T cells in cardiac fibrosis and failure"

Pilar Alcaide, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology 
Tufts University School of Medicine
 April 13, 2018 
 April 6, 2018 
"Cardiac Injury and Repair" 

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA
Senior Associate Dean, Research 
Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair, Cardiovascular Research 
Chair and Professor, Physiology 
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)
Professor, Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University 
 March 23, 2018 
"Lessons from the heart: New insights into physiology from ion channelopathies" 

Geoffrey S. Pitt, MD, PhD
Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine 
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute 
Weill Cornell Medicine

 March 16, 2018 
"Adiposity, Aging, and Inflammation: A triple threat in atrial fibrillation" 

Jose Jalife, MD, PhD
Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research 
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and integrative Physiology 
University of Michigan Medical School
Co-Director of the U of M Center for Arrhythmia Research 
 March 2, 2018 
"Concurrence of Intraventricular Hemodynamic Shear Stress Characteristics and Endocardial Endothelial Transcription Profiles" 

Peter F. Davies, PhD, ScD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
 February 16, 2018 
"Biased GPCR Signaling in the Heart"

Howard A. Rockman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Professor in Cell Biology
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
 February 9, 2018 
"Supercharging the Heart: Elevating 2 deoxy-ATP to Increase Myocardial Performance"  

Michael Regnier, PhD
Washington Research Foundation Professor of Bioengineering  
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington
 January 26, 2018 
"The Emerging Role of Epigenetic Regulation in Heart Disease"  

Donald R. Menick, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Director, Gazes Cardiac Research Institute 
Research Health Scientist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center 
 January 26, 2018 
"Cellular and Molecular Responses of Skeletal Muscle to Homeostatic Pertubations"  

Pier Lorenzo Puri, MD, PhD 
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
 January 19, 2018 
"Signaling Pathways in Cardiovascular Development and Disease" 

Mark L. Kahn, MD 
Cooper-McLure Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania 
 January 12, 2018 
"Cell plasticity and heart disease"

Arjun Deb, MD
Associate Professor 
Dept. of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
 December 8, 2017
"Hyperinsulinemia promotes diabetic heart failure via transactivation of cardiac adrenergic signaling"

Yang (kevin) Xiang, PhD
Department of Pharmacology 
UC Davis, College of Biological Sciences 
 December 1, 2017
"Dynamics of Distinct Cardiovascular Cell Lineages in Embryogenesis and Adulthood "

Nuno Guimaraes Camboa, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar 

 November 10, 2017
"From CaMKII to HDAC4 - Translating Heart Metabolism"

Johannes Backs, MD
Director, Department of Molecular Cardiology and Epigenetics 
Professor of Medicine
University Hospital of Heidelberg
November 10, 2017
CANCELED Veteran's Day
 November 3, 2017

"Renal Sympathetic Denervation Protects the Failing Heart" 

David J. Lefer, PhD
Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Professor of Pharmacology 
LSU Health New Orleans, School of Medicine  
 October 20, 2017

"Engineering Cardiac Cell Fate One Screen at a Time" Implications for Cardiac Regeneration and Disease Modeling" 

Alexandre Colas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
San Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 

October 13, 2017

"Advanced MR and CT Imaging of the Heart" 

Francisco Contijoch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Bioengineering and Radiology 
 October 6, 2017

"Targeting the proteoglycan switch for rheumatoid arthritis therapy." 

Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
 May 26, 2017

"Targeting effercytosis in the treatment of atherosclerosis" 

Nicholas J. Leeper, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Director of Vascular Research
Chief of Vascular Medicine
Stanford University 
 May 19, 2017

"A  Change of Heart (Function): Regulation of Cardiac Contraction by Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C" 

Samantha Harris, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Arizona 
 May 12, 2017

"Loss of protective autoimmunity in atherosclerosis" 

Dennis Wolf, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Inflammation Biology 
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
  April 24, 2017

"Systems Approaches to Cardiovascular Development" 

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital                                                                                                   
Harvard Medical School
  April 21, 2017

"The role of the co-stimulatory CD27/CD70 axis in atherosclerosis"

Holger Winkles, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology 

  April 14, 2017

"Macrophage Proliferation in Atherosclerosis"

Aldons (Jake) Lusis, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Human Genetics, Microbiology 
Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles 

 April 7, 2017

"So You Think You've got a Breakthrough? Practical Tips for Translating Discovery to the Clinic"

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Director, University of Arizona Saver Heart Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology 
Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tuscon 

 March 24, 2017

"Integrin dynamics during human neutrophil arrest and spreading"

Zhichao Fan, PhD
Research Associate 
Division of Inflammation Biology 
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology 
 March 17, 2017

"Genome sequencing as a tool for studying cardiovascular disease"

Nathan Stitziel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics 
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics 
Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute 
Washing University School of Medicine 
 March 10, 2017

"Untangling the TNF-Lymphotoxin-LIGHT Network"

Carl F. Ware, PhD
Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center 
Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology 
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
 March 3, 2017

"Mechanism of non-coding RNA Biogenesis and Function in Host Defense"

Rui Zhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 
 February 24, 2017

"SUMO in 20 years: From Mechanism to Clinical Implications"

Edward T.H. Yeh, MD
Professor of Medicine 
Chair, Department of Medicine  
University of Missouri Health
 February 17, 2017

"Clonal History of hESC/hiPSC-Derived Cells Revealed By Epigenetic Mosaicism"

Ivan Garcia-Bassets, PhD
Associate Research Scientist 
Department of Medicine 
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism 
 February 10, 2017

"Bioactive Lipid Signaling in Human Disease"

Aitor Aguirre, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
 February 3, 2017

"Novel mitochondrial and metabolic mechanisms in cardiovascular disease"

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology and Pharmacology
Northwestern University 
Feinberg School of Medicine 
 January 27, 2017

"Engineered cellular approaches to treating adult and pediatric heart"

Michael E. Davis, PhD
Director, Children's Heart Research and Outcomes (HeRO) Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering 
Emory University and Georgia Tech
 January 20, 2017

"Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal"

Hesham A. Sadek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center 
 January 13, 2017

"Structure and therapeutic targeting of integrins"

M. Amin Arnaout, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physicians, Massachusetts General Hospital 
Boston, MA
January 6, 2017
"A role for the Nutrient Sensor CRTC in cardiomyopathy" 

Karen Ocorr, PhD
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
Sanford Burnham Prebys 
Medical Discovery Institute 
December 16, 2016
"iPS Cells for teh study of Lysosomal Storage Diseases" 

Eric Adler, MD
Director of Cardiac Transplant and
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Associate Professor of Medicine
 December 9, 2016
"Regulatory principles governing enhancer specificity during animal development" 

Emma Farley, PhD
Assistant Professor 
Department of Medicine
 December 2, 2016
"Novel roles for GRK2 in Cardiac Function and Metabolism" 

Walter J. Koch, PhD
William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine,
Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
Professor and Director, Center for Translational medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine 
Temple University
November 25, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday! Gobble, Gobble!
 November 18, 2016 

"Moving the Target - from CaMKII to HDAC4" 

Johannes Backs, MD
Professor and Director, 
Department of Molecular Cardiology and Epigenetics 
Heidelberg University Hospital  
November 11, 2016
 November 4, 2016

"Prolyl hydroxylation regulates protein degradation, synthesis and splicing in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes." 

Elizabeth (Tish) Murphy, PhD
Head Cardiac Physiology Section,
Systems Biology Center
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH) 
 October 28, 2016

"Multiplexed Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas: new approaches and new challenges"

Prashant Mali, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering 
 October 21, 2016

"Ca and Calmodulin Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes"

Donald M. Bers, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Pharmacology 
UC Davis, School of Medicine 
 October 14, 2016

"Lung and Heart Interactions: Lesson s from Mouse Models of Disease"

Xin Sun, PhD
Department of Pediatrics 
 October 7, 2016

"An emerging pathway at the heart of Dilated Cardiomyopathy?" 

Stephan Lange, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
 September 30, 2016

"Calcium Circuits in Cardiac Function and Survival"

Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD
Hanna Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Biology
Distinguished University Professor 
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics 
University of Cincinnati College of Medical 
 May 20, 2016

"Role of Shp2 in Development and Disease: from Congenital Heart Disease to Lupus" 

Maria Kontaridis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School 
 May 13, 2016

"Clinical Assessment of Intraventricular Flows"

Juan C. del Álamo, PhD
Associate Professor 
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department 
 May 6, 2016

"Hexokinase II intergrates entergy metabolism and cellular protection: regulation of autophagy and mitophagy"

Shigeki Miyamoto, DVM, PhD
Associate Profession
Department of Pharmacology
 April 29, 2016

"Immune Regulation in Acute Vasculitis: Kawasaki Disease as a Model"

Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Pediatrics 
April 22, 2016

"Injectable biomaterial platforms for treating cardiovascular disease"

Karen Christman, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor 
Department of Bioengineering
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
 April 15, 2016

"Molecular engineering for cellular and reprogramming"

Peter Yingxiao Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor 
Department of Bioengineering 
Institute of Engineering in Medicine 
University of California San Diego
April 8, 2016

"Gene Regulatory Networks in Cardiac Form and Function"

Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, and Human Genetics 
The University of Chicago 
April 1st, 2016

"Modulating vascular function: microRNA-mediated endothelial stress response" 

Zhen Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Scholar 
 March 25th, 2016

 March 18th, 2016

"Decoding the molecular pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease"

Jane C. Burns, MD
Professor and Director, 
Kawasaki Disease Research Center
Department of Pediatrics 
March 11th, 2016

"Genetic basis of congenital heart defects in Jacobson syndrome: Clinical implications" 

Paul Grossfeld, MD
Professor of Pediatrics 
Division of Cardiology
 March 4th, 2016

"The Secret(e) of ER Stress and Heart Disease" 

Christopher Glembotski, PhD
Professor of Biology
Director of the SDSU Heart Institute 
San Diego Sate University 
 February 26th, 2016

"Kinetics of Sarcomere Length-Dependent Activation: Key to Function: Clue to Mechanism"

William Hunter, PhD
New Jersey Institute of Technology 
Friday February 19th, 2016

"PHLPPing out over stress: Regulation of Cell Survival by PHLPP"

Nicole Purcell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology 
Friday February 12th, 2016

"A New Context for DNA Methylation in Brain, Heart and Muscle"

Eran A. Mukamel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
February 5th, 2016

"3D Genome Organization and its Implications for Nuclear Biology"

Jesse Dixon, MD, PhD
Salk Helmsley Fellow
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA
January 29th, 2016

"NAD+-Sensitive protein acetylation modulates cardiac stress response" 

Rong Tian, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Pathology
Director of Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
January 15th, 2016

"Cell shape as a determinate of calcium dynamics in vascular smooth muscle cells"

Padmini Rangamani, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
January 8th, 2016

"Look Who's Talking: Cell Communication & Danger Signaling after Acute Mycardial Infarction" 

Kevin R. King, MD, PhD 
Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine 
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology 
December 18th, 2015

"Cardiac Organelles in Motion: From Vesicle Trafficking to T-tubule Remodeling" 

Robin Shaw, MD 
Wasserman Endowed Chair in Cardiology 
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute 
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA
 December 4th, 2015

"New Therapies for Kawasaki Disease: Interfering with Inflammation & Aneurysm Formation"

Adriana Tremoulet, MD 
Associate Professor 
Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Theapeutics
Department of Pediatrics 
Associate Director of UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego
Kawasaki Disease Research Center
November 20th, 2015

"Actin Cytokeleton Regulation of Cell Architecture, Physiology and Pathology:
Insight from Red Blood Cells and Striated Muscle"

Velia M. Fowler, PhD
Professor and Acting Chair,
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Associate, Dean for Graduate Studies
The Scripps Research Institute 
November 13th, 2015

"Calcium and Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Bench to Bedside Story"

Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology
Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics 
Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine 
November 6th, 2015 

"Fibroblast Phenotype Regulation in Lung Fibrosis"

James S. Hagood, MD
Professor of Pediatrics 
Chief, Division of Respiratory Medicine