Spring 2021

January 26, 2021

“Stem Cell-derived Cardiomyocytes: Overcoming Barriers to Clinical Translation”

Jessica Garbern, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor in Pediatrics
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Harvard University
Attending, Department of Cardiology
Instructor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Boston Children’s Hospital

February 9, 2021

“Data-Driven Approaches to Resolving the Heterogeneity of HFpEF”

Sanjiv Shah, MD
Stone Professor of Medicine
Director of Research, Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Northwestern HFpEF Program
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Deep Phenotyping and Precision Therapeutics
Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

March 2, 2021
T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“Investigating the Cardioprotective Effects of SGLT2 Inhibition Across the Spectrum of Heart Failure”

Jordan Chambers, PhD
Mentor: Wilson Colucci, MD


“The Role of Bcl11b in Regulating Vascular Tone and Susceptibility to Aortic Aneurysm

Jena Goodman, PhD
Mentor: Francesca Seta, PhD

March 9, 2021

“Endothelial Cells Are Innate Immune Cells”

Xiaofeng Yang, MD
Professor and Director For Graduate Education;
Centers for Cardiovascular Research, Inflammation, Translational & Clinical Lung Research, Metabolic Disease Research, and Thrombosis Research;
Departments of Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology;
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

March 16, 2021

“Title to be announced”
Zhenyu Li, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Kentucky

April 6, 2021

“Mitochondrial mechanisms in Heart Failure”

Rong Tian, MD, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine, and Bioengineering
Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry and Pathology
Director, Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

April 13, 2021

“Leveraging Nature’s Success: Lessons from Modifiers of Marfan Syndrome and Related Aneurysm Conditions”

Hal Dietz, MD
Victor A. McKusick Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, William S. Smilow Center for Marfan Syndrome Research
Institute of Genetic Medicine
Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, and Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

April 27, 2021


“Drugging a NEDD9 Cysteinyl Thiol Redox Switch to Treat Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”

Bradley Maron, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Center, VHABHS
Adjunct Instructor of Medicine, BUSM

May 4, 2021

T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

“Downregulated Fli1 in Scleroderma Myeloid Cells may contribute to Cardiac Fibrosis via a Galectin-3/mTOR dependent pathway”

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

May 18, 2021

John Shyy

“Multi-Omics Approach of Shear Stress Regulation of Endothelium”

John Shyy, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine/Division of Cardiology
University of California, San Diego

May 26, 2021

“ROCK Signaling as a Critical Mediator of Aging, Cellular Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Disease”

James K. Liao, MD
Director, Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
Harold H. Hines Professor of Medicine
Chief, Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Heart & Vascular Center
Director, Physician Scientist Development Program (PSDP)

June 29, 2021
T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

Redox regulation of the ischemic limb – Why do females recover worse?”

Beatriz Ferran Perez, PhD
Mentor: Reiko Matsui, MD

June 29, 2021
T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant WIP Seminar

The Vascular Effects of Pod-based Electronic Cigarettes”

Sana Majid, MD
Mentor: Naomi Hamburg, MD

July 13, 2021

“The Role of Efferocytosis in Cardiovascular Disease”

Nicholas Leeper, MD
Professor of Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Medicine
Chief, Vascular Medicine
Director, Vascular Research