Spring 2019: Seminar Series

January 8, 2019 

Christine Edry Seidman, MD practices Cardiovascular Medicine in Boston

Christine Seidman, MD 

Director, Brigham & Women’s Cardiovascular Genetics Center

T.W. Smith Professor of Medicine & Genetics, Harvard Medical School

 “Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Mutations and Mechanisms that Enable New Medicines”

January 15, 2019

Joseph Loscalzo, MD,PhD practices Cardiovascular Medicine in Boston

Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
“Network Medicine, Systems Pharmacology, and Cardiovascular Drug Discovery”

January 22, 2019

Clive Baveghems, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Olga Gursky, PhD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Effects of Triacylglycerol on the Structural Remodeling of Human Plasma Very Low- and Low-Density Lipoproteins”

January 22, 2019

Vladimir Mastyugin, PhD 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Victoria Bolotina, PhD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Targeting PLA2g6/Ca2+ signaling for protection against  age and/or HFHS diet-induced aortic stiffening”

January 29, 2019

Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Reiko Matsui, MD) 

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Redox therapy to improve ischemic limb vascularization”

February 19, 2019

Alessandra Fedoce Weaver, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Markus Bachschmid, PhD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

Glutaredoxin-1 Overexpression May Normalize Hepatic Lipid Metabolism”

February 19 , 2019

Joel May, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Francesca Seta, PhD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Bcl11b-Mediated Regulation Of Vascular Smooth Muscle specific gene expression”

February 26 , 2019

Kieran Clarke, PhD

Professor of Physiological Biochemistry, University of Oxford

Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics (DPAG)

“Exogenous ketones for the heart”

March 5 , 2019

Elizabeth Murphy, PhD 

Cardiac Physiology Section, Systems Biology Center


“The role of mitochondria in cardioprotection.”

March 12 , 2019

Cristal Thompson, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Katya Ravid, DSc, PhD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Thrombosis in JAKV617F Transgenic Mouse Model of Primary Myelofibrosis”

March 19th, 2019

Todd Sponholtz, PhD 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Individual- and group-level clustering of cardiometabolic disease”

March 19 , 2019

Sana Majid, MD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Mentor: Naomi Hamburg, MD)

Boston University School of Medicine 

“Vascular Effects of Novel Tobacco Products”

March 26, 2019

Richard T. Lee, MD

Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University

 Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Mechanisms Joining Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiac Fibrosis”

April 2, 2019

Thomas Michel, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Harvard Medical School

Senior Physician in Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Chemogenetic approaches to study redox stress pathways in the cardiovascular system”

April 9, 2019

Matthew Steinhauser, MD

Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

“Impaired Adipose Tissue Plasticity as a Driver of Cardiometabolic Disease”

April 23, 2019

Travis Hinson, MD

Assistant Professor, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic  Medicine

Clinic Director, Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic 

 University of Connecticut Health Center

“New Genomic Approaches to Study Heart Failure”

April 30, 2019

Richard Wainford, PhD

Associate Professor 

Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics

Boston University School of Medicine

“Hypertension: The brain? The kidney? Or do we just get old?”

May 7, 2019

Anthony Rosenzweig, MD

Chief, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital

Evelyn and James Jenks and Paul Dudley White Professor of Medicine in the Field of Cardiology, Harvard Medical School

“Aging, Exercise, and Heart Failure: Looking for New Targets”

May 14 , 2019

Jonghan Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Toxicology and Pharmacokinetics, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

“Molecular Dynamics of Iron Disorders and Novel Therapies”

May 21, 2019

Jeffery Testani, MD, MTR

Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Yale School of Medicine

“Cardio-Renal Syndrome and Diuretic Resistance: Mechanism and clinical implications”

May  28, 2019

William Pu, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Department of Cardiology, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Use of Human Tissue and Mouse Models to Develop Mechanistic Insights and Therapeutic Opportunities for Inherited Heart Disease” 

June 4, 2019

Basak Icli, PhD, MS

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

“Role of angio-miRs in cardiometabolic disease”