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  

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 

Past Conferences 

 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