James T. Willerson Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar

A TMC Education Collaboration

A TMC Tradition

The James T. Willerson, MD Cardiovascular Sciences Seminar Series is a multi-institutional educational tradition honoring THI’s 4th president 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. Today his trainees and colleagues continue the collaborative tradition.

In Memoriam Dr. James T. Willerson 

Connecting outstanding scientists nationally and internationally

A unified forum for the cardiovascular research community

The seminar is held Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:00pm at Baylor College of Medicine.  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.


Vice President for Research
Director of the Flow Cytometry and Imaging Core
Texas Heart Institute

Heart Failure Society of America
Professor & James M. Wooten Chair in Cardiology
Internal Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern

Assistant Professor
Integrative Physiology & Anesthesiology
Baylor College of Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Research & Biorepository Core
Texas Heart Institute

Associate Professor & Vice Chair
Cell and Molecular Physiology
Director, Loyola Proteomics Core
Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine

Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
Professor, Medicine
Director, Electrophysiology Research Program
Montreal Heart Institute

Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine
Chair, Genetics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Associate Professor
Physiology/ Cell Biology
Internal Medicine & Endocrinology
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine

Associate Professor
Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Baylor College of Medicine

Lockhart B. McGuire Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics Cardiovascular Medicine
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Virginia, School of Medicine

Chair, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Medicine and Engineering
School of Medicine & Engineering
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Seminar Schedule

Aug 31 | David Durgan

Sept 21 | Camila Hochman Mendez

Sept 28 | Zheng Sun

Oct 12 | Mark Drazner

Oct 19 | Jonathan Kirk

Oct 26 | Daniel J. Rader

Nov 2 | Kristin Stanford

Nov 30 | Ken Walsh

Dec 7 | Stanley Nattel | Mark L. Entman Distinguished Lecture in Cardiovascular Research

Dec 14 | Jianyi "Jay" Zhang