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 Fall 2019 semester.  

The WCVI website will be regularly updated as we schedule our 2019 – 2020 Seminar Series. 

 Seminars will resume after Labor Day weekend. 


September 24, 2019 

Yajaira Suarez, PhD
Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine

October 1, 2019 

Nathan D. Lawson, PhD
Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

October 22, 2019 

*T32 Grant Trainee*
Joshua Walker PhD
(Mentor: Vipul Chitalia, MD, PhD)

October 29, 2019 

Douglas Sawyer, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Research Lab
Chief Academic Officer, Maine Medical Center
Interim Director, Maine Medical Center Research Institute

Maine Medical Center Research Institute 

November 5, 2019 

Chenghua Gu, PhD
Professor of Neurobiology
Blavatnik Institute: Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School

November 12, 2019 

*T32 Grant Trainee*
Parul Chaudhary, MBBS, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor: Richard Wainford, PhD)

*T32 Grant Trainee*
Alessandra Fedoce Weaver, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
(Mentor: Markus Bachschmid, PhD)

November 19, 2019 

Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

Director of Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Professor of Medicine and Radiology

Stanford University 

December 3, 2019

December 17, 2019

Jorge Plutzky, MD
Director, Preventive Cardiology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital


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.