Cardiovascular Science Conference

Cardiovascular Science Conference

Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Location: Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior (CNCB), Large Conference Room (Marilyn G. Farquhar Seminar Room)* (formerly CMG building)
Contact: Cindy Treich

April 5, 2019


Past Conferences

March 22, 2019

"Novel Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Quality Control in the Heart"

Asa Gustafsson, PhD
Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department of Pharmacology
Vice Chair, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program
University of California, San Diego
February 15, 2019

"Regulators of Cardiac Remodeling & Fibrosis"

Jennifer Davis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Pathology and Bioengineering
University of Washington
February 8, 2019

"Clonal hematopoiesis in human aging and cardiovascular disease"

Siddhartha Jaiswal, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Stanford University
January 25, 2019

"Protein acetylation in heart failure: the epigenome and beyond"

Timothy A. McKinsey, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Division Head for Translational Research
Director, Consortium for Fibrosis Research & Translation
Department of Medicine/ Division of Cardiology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
January 18, 2019

"Redox cross talk in heart disease: finding new drug target for GSK 3b"

Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women’s Heart Health
Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute in the Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Basic Science Research in the Women’s Heart Center
Cedars-Sinai Medicine Center, Los Angeles
December 7, 2018

"A tyrosine Switch on NEDD4-2 E3 LIgase Transmit GPCR Inflammatory Signaling"

JoAnn Trejo, PhD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair of Pharmacology
Associate Dean for Health Sciences Faculty Affairs
University of California, San Diego
November 30, 2018
"Mitochondrial signaling in genetic reprogramming and fibroblast differentiation"

John Elrod, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Translational Medical and Department of Pharmacology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
November 9, 2018
"Insights from the atherosclerosis immune cell atlas"

Holger Winkles, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Inflammation Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
October 26, 2018
"Immune aspects of atherosclerosis"

Klaus Ley, MD
Professor and Division Head
Division of Inflammation Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunolog
October 12, 2018
"A female rodent model of early HFpEF: A potential critical role for estrogen depletion in the aged heart"

Francisco Villarreal, M.D, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
October 5, 2018
"Non-Coding Genomic Regulation Identified In Human Cardiomyocytes"

AdamJ. Engler, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Dept. of Bioengineering
University of California, San Diego
Resident Scientist
Stanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
May 22, 2018
"How do Integrins Work?"

Mark Ginsberg, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Physician-Scientist Training Pathway
University of California, San Diego

May 18, 2018
"Genetic variant, cellular metabolism, and nanomedicine in mechanobiology and cardio/pulmonary vascular diseases "

Yun Fang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

May 4 2018
"NOTCH1 is a mechanosensor in adult arteries"

Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Professor, Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Director, Molecular Biology Institute
Chair, Molecular Biology, IDP
University of California, Los Angeles
April 13, 2018
"Understanding the role of T cells in cardiac fibrosis and failure"

Pilar Alcaide, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology
Tufts University School of Medicine
April 13, 2018
April 6, 2018
"Cardiac Injury and Repair"

Steven R. Houser, PhD, FAHA
Senior Associate Dean, Research
Vera J. Goodfriend Endowed Chair, Cardiovascular Research
Chair and Professor, Physiology
Director, Cardiovascular Research Center (CVRC)
Professor, Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
March 23, 2018
"Lessons from the heart: New insights into physiology from ion channelopathies"

Geoffrey S. Pitt, MD, PhD
Ida and Theo Rossi Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine

March 16, 2018
"Adiposity, Aging, and Inflammation: A triple threat in atrial fibrillation"

Jose Jalife, MD, PhD
Cyrus and Jane Farrehi Professor of Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and integrative Physiology
University of Michigan Medical School
Co-Director of the U of M Center for Arrhythmia Research
March 2, 2018
"Concurrence of Intraventricular Hemodynamic Shear Stress Characteristics and Endocardial Endothelial Transcription Profiles"

Peter F. Davies, PhD, ScD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
February 16, 2018
"Biased GPCR Signaling in the Heart"

Howard A. Rockman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Professor in Cell Biology
Professor in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Duke University School of Medicine
February 9, 2018
"Supercharging the Heart: Elevating 2 deoxy-ATP to Increase Myocardial Performance"

Michael Regnier, PhD
Washington Research Foundation Professor of Bioengineering
Associate Chair for Research, Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington
January 26, 2018
"The Emerging Role of Epigenetic Regulation in Heart Disease"

Donald R. Menick, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Director, Gazes Cardiac Research Institute
Research Health Scientist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
January 26, 2018
"Cellular and Molecular Responses of Skeletal Muscle to Homeostatic Pertubations"

Pier Lorenzo Puri, MD, PhD
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
January 19, 2018
"Signaling Pathways in Cardiovascular Development and Disease"

Mark L. Kahn, MD
Cooper-McLure Professor of Medicine
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
January 12, 2018
"Cell plasticity and heart disease"

Arjun Deb, MD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
December 8, 2017
"Hyperinsulinemia promotes diabetic heart failure via transactivation of cardiac adrenergic signaling"

Yang (kevin) Xiang, PhD
Department of Pharmacology
UC Davis, College of Biological Sciences
December 1, 2017
"Dynamics of Distinct Cardiovascular Cell Lineages in Embryogenesis and Adulthood "

Nuno Guimaraes Camboa, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar

November 10, 2017
"From CaMKII to HDAC4 - Translating Heart Metabolism"

Johannes Backs, MD
Director, Department of Molecular Cardiology and Epigenetics
Professor of Medicine
University Hospital of Heidelberg
November 10, 2017
CANCELED Veteran's Day
November 3, 2017

"Renal Sympathetic Denervation Protects the Failing Heart"

David J. Lefer, PhD
Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Professor of Pharmacology
LSU Health New Orleans, School of Medicine
October 20, 2017

"Engineering Cardiac Cell Fate One Screen at a Time" Implications for Cardiac Regeneration and Disease Modeling"

Alexandre Colas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
San Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

October 13, 2017

"Advanced MR and CT Imaging of the Heart"

Francisco Contijoch, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Bioengineering and Radiology
October 6, 2017

"Targeting the proteoglycan switch for rheumatoid arthritis therapy."

Nunzio Bottini, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology
May 26, 2017

"Targeting effercytosis in the treatment of atherosclerosis"

Nicholas J. Leeper, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery and Medicine
Director of Vascular Research
Chief of Vascular Medicine
Stanford University
May 19, 2017

"A Change of Heart (Function): Regulation of Cardiac Contraction by Cardiac Myosin Binding Protein-C"

Samantha Harris, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
University of Arizona
May 12, 2017

"Loss of protective autoimmunity in atherosclerosis"

Dennis Wolf, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Inflammation Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
April 24, 2017

"Systems Approaches to Cardiovascular Development"

Calum MacRae, MD, PhD
Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
April 21, 2017

"The role of the co-stimulatory CD27/CD70 axis in atherosclerosis"

Holger Winkles, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

April 14, 2017

"Macrophage Proliferation in Atherosclerosis"

Aldons (Jake) Lusis, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, Human Genetics, Microbiology
Immunology and Molecular Genetics
University of California, Los Angeles

April 7, 2017

"So You Think You've got a Breakthrough? Practical Tips for Translating Discovery to the Clinic"

Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, PhD
Director, University of Arizona Saver Heart Center
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tuscon

March 24, 2017

"Integrin dynamics during human neutrophil arrest and spreading"

Zhichao Fan, PhD
Research Associate
Division of Inflammation Biology
La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
March 17, 2017

"Genome sequencing as a tool for studying cardiovascular disease"

Nathan Stitziel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute
Washing University School of Medicine
March 10, 2017

"Untangling the TNF-Lymphotoxin-LIGHT Network"

Carl F. Ware, PhD
Director, Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center
Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
March 3, 2017

"Mechanism of non-coding RNA Biogenesis and Function in Host Defense"

Rui Zhou, PhD
Assistant Professor
Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
February 24, 2017

"SUMO in 20 years: From Mechanism to Clinical Implications"

Edward T.H. Yeh, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Missouri Health
February 17, 2017

"Clonal History of hESC/hiPSC-Derived Cells Revealed By Epigenetic Mosaicism"

Ivan Garcia-Bassets, PhD
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
February 10, 2017

"Bioactive Lipid Signaling in Human Disease"

Aitor Aguirre, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
February 3, 2017

"Novel mitochondrial and metabolic mechanisms in cardiovascular disease"

Hossein Ardehali, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine - Cardiology and Pharmacology
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
January 27, 2017

"Engineered cellular approaches to treating adult and pediatric heart"

Michael E. Davis, PhD
Director, Children's Heart Research and Outcomes (HeRO) Center
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medicine
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Emory University and Georgia Tech
January 20, 2017

"Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal"

Hesham A. Sadek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Cardiology
J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
January 13, 2017

"Structure and therapeutic targeting of integrins"

M. Amin Arnaout, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Physicians, Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
January 6, 2017

"A role for the Nutrient Sensor CRTC in cardiomyopathy"

Karen Ocorr, PhD
Development, Aging and Regeneration Program
Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
Sanford Burnham Prebys
Medical Discovery Institute
December 16, 2016

"iPS Cells for teh study of Lysosomal Storage Diseases"

Eric Adler, MD
Director of Cardiac Transplant and
Mechanical Circulatory Support
Associate Professor of Medicine
December 9, 2016
"Regulatory principles governing enhancer specificity during animal development"

Emma Farley, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
December 2, 2016
"Novel roles for GRK2 in Cardiac Function and Metabolism"

Walter J. Koch, PhD
William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine,
Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
Professor and Director, Center for Translational medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University
November 25, 2016
Thanksgiving Holiday! Gobble, Gobble!
November 18, 2016

"Moving the Target - from CaMKII to HDAC4"

Johannes Backs, MD
Professor and Director,
Department of Molecular Cardiology and Epigenetics
Heidelberg University Hospital
November 11, 2016

November 4, 2016

"Prolyl hydroxylation regulates protein degradation, synthesis and splicing in human iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes."

Elizabeth (Tish) Murphy, PhD
Head Cardiac Physiology Section,
Systems Biology Center
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)
October 28, 2016

"Multiplexed Genome Engineering via CRISPR-Cas: new approaches and new challenges"

Prashant Mali, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
October 21, 2016

"Ca and Calmodulin Signaling in Cardiac Myocytes"

Donald M. Bers, PhD
Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Pharmacology
UC Davis, School of Medicine
October 14, 2016

"Lung and Heart Interactions: Lesson s from Mouse Models of Disease"

Xin Sun, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
October 7, 2016

"An emerging pathway at the heart of Dilated Cardiomyopathy?"

Stephan Lange, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of California, San Diego
September 30, 2016

"Calcium Circuits in Cardiac Function and Survival"

Evangelia (Litsa) Kranias, PhD
Hanna Professor and Director of Cardiovascular Biology
Distinguished University Professor
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati College of Medical
May 20, 2016

"Role of Shp2 in Development and Disease: from Congenital Heart Disease to Lupus"

Maria Kontaridis, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
May 13, 2016

"Clinical Assessment of Intraventricular Flows"

Juan C. del Álamo, PhD
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
May 6, 2016

"Hexokinase II intergrates entergy metabolism and cellular protection: regulation of autophagy and mitophagy"

Shigeki Miyamoto, DVM, PhD
Associate Profession
Department of Pharmacology
April 29, 2016

"Immune Regulation in Acute Vasculitis: Kawasaki Disease as a Model"

Alessandra Franco, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
April 22, 2016

"Injectable biomaterial platforms for treating cardiovascular disease"

Karen Christman, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
April 15, 2016

"Molecular engineering for cellular and reprogramming"

Peter Yingxiao Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Institute of Engineering in Medicine
University of California San Diego
April 8, 2016

"Gene Regulatory Networks in Cardiac Form and Function"

Ivan Moskowitz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Pediatrics, Pathology, and Human Genetics
The University of Chicago
April 1st, 2016

"Modulating vascular function: microRNA-mediated endothelial stress response"

Zhen Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Scholar
March 25th, 2016

March 18th, 2016

"Decoding the molecular pathogenesis of Kawasaki disease"

Jane C. Burns, MD
Professor and Director,
Kawasaki Disease Research Center
Department of Pediatrics
March 11th, 2016

"Genetic basis of congenital heart defects in Jacobson syndrome: Clinical implications"

Paul Grossfeld, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Cardiology
March 4th, 2016

"The Secret(e) of ER Stress and Heart Disease"

Christopher Glembotski, PhD
Professor of Biology
Director of the SDSU Heart Institute
San Diego Sate University
February 26th, 2016

"Kinetics of Sarcomere Length-Dependent Activation: Key to Function: Clue to Mechanism"

William Hunter, PhD
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Friday February 19th, 2016

"PHLPPing out over stress: Regulation of Cell Survival by PHLPP"

Nicole Purcell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Friday February 12th, 2016

"A New Context for DNA Methylation in Brain, Heart and Muscle"

Eran A. Mukamel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science
February 5th, 2016

"3D Genome Organization and its Implications for Nuclear Biology"

Jesse Dixon, MD, PhD
Salk Helmsley Fellow
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, CA
January 29th, 2016

"NAD+-Sensitive protein acetylation modulates cardiac stress response"

Rong Tian, MD, PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine

Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry & Pathology

Director of Mitochondria and Metabolism Center
January 15th, 2016

"Cell shape as a determinate of calcium dynamics in vascular smooth muscle cells"

Padmini Rangamani, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

January 8th, 2016

"Look Who's Talking: Cell Communication & Danger Signaling after Acute Mycardial Infarction"

Kevin R. King, MD, PhD

Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology

December 18th, 2015

"Cardiac Organelles in Motion: From Vesicle Trafficking to T-tubule Remodeling"

Robin Shaw, MD

Wasserman Endowed Chair in Cardiology

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA
December 4th, 2015

"New Therapies for Kawasaki Disease: Interfering with Inflammation & Aneurysm Formation"

Adriana Tremoulet, MD

Associate Professor

Division of Host-Microbe Systems and Theapeutics

Department of Pediatrics

Associate Director of UCSD/Rady Children's Hospital San Diego

Kawasaki Disease Research Center

November 20th, 2015

"Actin Cytokeleton Regulation of Cell Architecture, Physiology and Pathology:

Insight from Red Blood Cells and Striated Muscle"

Velia M. Fowler, PhD

Professor and Acting Chair,

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Associate, Dean for Graduate Studies

The Scripps Research Institute
November 13th, 2015

"Calcium and Cardiac Arrhythmia: A Bench to Bedside Story"

Bjorn C. Knollmann, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology

Division of Clinical Pharmacology

Oates Institute for Experimental Therapeutics

Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine
November 6th, 2015


"Fibroblast Phenotype Regulation in Lung Fibrosis"


James S. Hagood, MD

Professor of Pediatrics

Chief, Division of Respiratory Medicine