Spring 2020

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
Section Head and Senior Investigator
Joslin Diabetes Center

Harvard Medical School

January 21, 2020

T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“Redox Regulation of Ischemic Limb Vascularization”

Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD
Mentor: Reiko Matsui, MD

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 11, 2020

“Systems Approach to Target Discovery for Macrophage-mediated Vascular Inflammation”

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 18, 2020

T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“Crosstalk Between Cardiac Fibroblasts and Myeloid Cells Low Fli1 and Effects on Cardiac Fibrosis”

Fatima El Adili, MD
Mentor: Andrea Bujor, MD, PhD

“The Role of Microglial-Mediated PVN Inflammation in Gαi2 Protein Dependent Salt Sensitive Hypertension”

Jesse Moreira, MS
Mentor: Richard Wainford, PhD

March 3, 2020

“Turning Trash to Treasure: Targeting non-coding RNAs in Vascular Disease”

Mark W. Feinberg, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Program in Cardiovascular RNA Biology
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Harvard Medical School

March 17, 2020

“The Grant as a Mechanism for Program Building: Finding the Secret Sauces Needed to Create a Feast”

Susan Cheng, MD, MMSc, MPH

Director, Public Health Research
Smidt Heart Institute Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

May 12, 2020

“The Lymphatic System in Disease Progression”

Dennis Jones, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine

May 18, 2020

T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“A Newly Identified Role For Piezo1 In Bone Marrow Megakaryocyte Lineage Expansion and Platelet Biogenesis”

Christina War, PhD
Mentor: Katya Ravid, DSc

“Programmed High-Density Lipoprotein Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells and Macrophages”

Clive Baveghems, PhD
Mentor: Olga Gursky, PhD 

May 26, 2020

“Translational intravascular inflammation imaging to predict atherosclerosis progression and stent complications”

Farouc Jaffer, MD PhD

Director, Coronary Intervention and Chronic Total Occlusion PCI Program
Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

June 30, 2020

T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“The Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Measures of Vascular Function”

Sana Majid, MD
Mentor: Naomi Hamburg, MD