James T. Willerson Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar

A THI Education Collaboration

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The James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar Series is a multi-institutional program organized by the Texas Heart Institute and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and attended by investigators, colleagues and trainees from clinical and teaching institutions across the Texas Medical Center including: Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center, as well as visitors and members of the Texas Medical Center.

Connecting outstanding scientists nationally and internationally

A unified forum for the cardiovascular research community

The seminar is held Thursdays during the academic year (September – May) from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Texas Heart Institute in the Denton A. Cooley Auditorium.  There is no cost to attend and the seminar is open to the public with a special focus toward postdoctoral fellows, scientists, researchers and physicians.

This seminar series provides a unified forum for the cardiovascular research community within the Texas Medical Center to meet, and it connects us to outstanding scientists nationally and internationally.

Faculty

Sep 13 | J. Moslehi, MD Cardio-Oncology: A Novel Platform for Research Investigation

Director, Cardio-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
(Nashville, Tennessee)

Sep 20 | Jun Wang, MD, PhD The Sumoylation Pathway: A Global Regulator of Cardiac Function

Senior Research Scientist
Texas Heart Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Sep 27 | Keigi Fujiwara, PhD Platelet/Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule1 (CD31) and Endothelial Cell Mechanotransduction

Professor, Department of Cardiology – Research
Division of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
(Houston, Texas)

Oct 4 | Xander Wehrens, MSc, MD, PhD In vivo gene editing to treat inherited cardiac arrhythmias in mice

Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Juanita P. Quigley Endowed Chair in Cardiology
Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Medicine (Cardiology), Pediatrics, and Center for Space Medicine,
Co-Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Oct 11 | Dale J. Hamilton, MD Mitochondrial Energy Transfer: Targeting the Heart

Elaine and Marvy A. Finger Distinguished Chair for Translational Research in Metabolic Disorders
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Center for Bioenergetics, Houston Methodist Research Institute
(Houston, Texas)

Oct 18 | Jiang Chang, MD, PhD Diverse Functions of GTPase RhoE in Heart and Brain

Professor, Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT)
Center for Translational Cancer Research
Texas A&M University Health Science Center
(Houston, Texas)

Nov 1 | Liang Xie, PhD Prolyl Hydroxylase Domain (PHD) proteins-the central players of cardiac function?

Assistant Professor
Medicine-Athero & Lipo
Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Dec 13 | Caroline Burns, PhD & C. Geoff Burns, PhD Zebrafish Cardiovascular Development and Regeneration

Assistant Biologist,
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
(Boston, Massachusetts)

C. Geoff Burns, PhD
Assistant in Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
(Boston, Massachusetts)

Assistant Professor
Department of Integrative Biology & Pharmacology
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
(Houston, Texas)

Jan 17 | Jennifer Hall, PhD The Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine at the American Heart Association

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Chief of the Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine,
American Heart Association
Director, Program in Translational Genomics, Lillehei Heart Institute
University of Minnesota
(Minneapolis, Minnesota)

Jan 31 | Cristian Coarfa, PhD Metabolism and Disease: a multi-omics perspective

Associate Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology Dept.
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Feb 7 | Bradford G. Hill, PhD Causal links between metabolism and cardiac adaptations to stress

University Scholar, University of Louisville;
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Diabetes & Obesity Center,
University of Louisville School of Medicine,
(Louisville, Kentucky)

Feb 14 | Timothy A. McKinsey Protein acetylation in heart failure: from the epigenome to sarcomeres

Associate Professor; Associate Division Head for Translational Research, Division of Cardiology, School of Medicine,
University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus,
(Aurora, California)

Feb 21 | Na Li, PhD Emerging role of cardiac inflammasome in the development of atrial fibrillation

Assistant Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Feb 28 | Robert E. Gerszten, MD Mining the Blood for New Cardiometabolic Hormones

Chief , Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Herman Dana Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Senior Associate Member of the Broad Institute
(Boston, Massachusetts)

Mar 7 | Craig T. Basson, MD, PhD Anti-inflammatory treatments for ASCVD: Finding the right drug for the right patient

Senior Lecturer on Medicine, Department of Medicine,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Boston, MA
Global Translational Medicine Head, Vice President
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research
(Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Mar 14 | Longhou Fang, PhD AIBP- Mediated Cholesterol Efflux Instructs HSPC Fate

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
(Houston, Texas)

Mar 21 | Kristy Red-Horse, PhD Building and repairing the heart: coronary artery development and regeneration

Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Stanford University
(Stanford, California)

Mar 28 | Douglas M. Anderson, PhD Micropeptide Regulators of Heart Function and Disease

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Rochester Medical Center,
(Rochester, New York)

Apr 4 | Meng Carla Wang, PhD Messenger Metabolites in Longevity Regulation

Professor, Huffington Center On Aging
Molecular and Human Genetics,
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Apr 11 | Joseph Hill, MD, PhD Heart Failure: Two Inflammatory Tales

Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Biology
James T. Willerson, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Diseases
Frank M. Ryburn, Jr, Chair in Heart Research
Chief, Division of Cardiology
Director, Harry Moss Heart Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Assistant Professor – Center for Cardiovascular Genetics
The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM)
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Apr 25 | Lili Zhang, MD, PhD Circadian regulation of cardiac remodeling

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
(Houston, Texas)

Assistant Professor, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology,
Harvard University;
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
(Boston, Massachusetts)

Stanford W. Ascherman Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics; Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine,
Stanford University,
(Stanford, California)

Sep 13 | Javid J. Moslehi, MD

Sep 20 | Jun Wang, MD, PhD

Sep 27 | Keigi Fujiwara, PhD

Oct 4 | Xander Wehrens, MSc, MD, PhD

Oct 11 | Dale J. Hamilton, MD

Oct 18 | Jiang Chang, MD, PhD

Nov 1 | Liang Xie, PhD

Dec 13 | Caroline Burns, PhD & C. Geoff Burns, PhD

Jan 10 | Hyun-Eui Kim, PhD

Jan 17 | Jennifer Hall, PhD

Jan 31 | Cristian Coarfa, PhD

Feb 7 | Bradford G. Hill, PhD

Feb 14 | Timothy A. McKinsey

Feb 21 | Na Li, PhD

Feb 28 | Robert E. Gerszten, MD

Mar 7 | Craig T. Basson, MD, PhD

Mar 14 | Longhou Fang, PhD

Mar 21 | Kristy Red-Horse, PhD

Mar 28 | Douglas M. Anderson, PhD

Apr 4 | Meng Carla Wang, PhD

 

Apr 11 | Joseph Hill, MD, PhD

Apr 18 | Priyatansh Gurha, PhD

Apr 25 | Lili Zhang, MD, PhD

May 2 | Kiran Munsunuru, MD, PhD, MPH

May 16 | Michael Snyder, PhD