Fall 2017: Seminar Series

Last semester the WCVI welcomed several distinguished speakers for our Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute Seminar Series. Seminars are held on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Fall 2017 Seminars



Seminar Title

September 19, 2017

Christopher O’Donnell, MD

Harvard Medical School and Framingham Heart Study

“Cardiovascular Genomics in Disease and Health:  the Road from Genomic Discoveries in Populations to Gene Function to Clinical Application”
September 26, 2017

*T32 Grant Trainee*

Jason Nasse, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow

(Mentor: Carmela Abraham, PhD)

“The Anti-Aging Protein, Klotho, and Its Role in Cardiovascular and Neurodegenerative Diseases”
October 3, 2017

 Cynthia St. Hilaire, PhD

University of Pittsburgh

“Insights Into Vascular Calcification Through the Study of Rare Disease”
October 24, 2017

 Pilar Alcaide PhD

 Tufts University School of Medicine

“Exploring the Role of T Cells as Orchestrators of Maladaptive Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure”
October 31, 2017

George King, MD

Harvard Medical School 

Joslin Diabetes Center 

“Insulin’s Effect on the Arterial Wall: Differential Actions on Restenosis and Atherosclerosis”
November 14, 2017

Silvia Corvera, MD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

“Human Adipose Tissue Development and Adipocyte Specialization”