Current Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminar Speakers

Coming soon will be more information on our upcoming guest speakers and Work in Progress Seminar presenters for the Spring 2020 semester.  

The WCVI website will be regularly updated as we schedule our 2020 Seminar Series. 

 Seminars will resume after December Intersession. 


January 7, 2020 

“Regulation of Cardiac Gene Expression and Function by miRNAs”

Da-Zhi Wang, PhD
Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Research
Department of Cardiology
Boston Children’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

January 14, 2020

“Why Moms and Dads Should Exercise: Molecular Discoveries of the Beneficial Effects of Parental Exercise on Offspring Health

Laurie Goodyear, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Section Head and Senior Investigator
Joslin Diabetes Center

January 21, 2020

“Redox Regulation of Ischemic Limb Vascularization”

Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Reiko Matsui, MD

T32 Grant Trainee

January 28, 2020


“Pluripotent Stem Cells to Model Lung Development and Disease”

Darrell Kotton, MD
David C. Seldin Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
Boston University and Boston Medical Center

February 4, 2020

“Title to be announced” 

Joel May, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow
Mentor: Francesca Seta, PhD

T32 Grant Trainee


February 11, 2020

“Title to be announced” 

Masanori Aikawa, MD, PhD
Yoshihiro Miwa Associate Chair & Founding Director
Center for Interdisciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences
Principal Investigator, Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

February 25, 2020

“Title to be announced” 

Robert Gerszten, MD
Herman Dana Professor of Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


To learn more about our post doctoral training, please visit the Whitaker Cardiovascular Training Program website.

Seminars are held in the Evans Biomedical Research Center (700 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118), room X715 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m

More Information

If you would like more information or are interested in visiting the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute please reach out to us.