Vascular Biology – VBIO 9010

                              Director : Dr. Huabo Su - hsu@augusta.edu 

Seminar Schedule: Spring 2024

              SPRING 2024

Date Speaker
January 3 No Seminar
January 10 Fabrice Dabertrand, PhD, Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Departments of Anesthesiology and Pharmacology, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Host: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: "Pericyte control of cerebral blood flow in health and small vessel disease" 
January 17 Seungwoo Kang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Georgia
Title: "The tripartite synapse: roles for gliotransmission in reward-seeking and alcohol use disorder" 
January 24 Adil Rasheed, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Immunology Center of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia
Title: "Mixed Lineage Kinase Domain-Like Protein): An Immunometabolic Nexus of Cardiovascular Disease"
January 31 Roberto I. Vazquez-Padron, PhD, Professor of Surgery
DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Endovascular Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Host: Xiaochun Long, PhD
Title: “Wall remodeling in the human vein: Setting things right with single-cell RNA sequencing” 
February 7 Hanjoong Jo, PhD, Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Co-Hosts: Tohru Fukai, MD, PhD and Masuko Ushio-Fukai, PhD
Title: "Disturbed Flow-Induced Endothelial Reprogramming (FIRE) in Atherosclerosis” 
February 14 Beryl Khakina, PhD Student in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: "Effect of Aging on Vascular and Neurocognitive Function in Aged HIV-1 Tg26 Transgenic Mice" 

Ishara Menik, PhD Student
in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: “Female sex and the Impact of High Dietary Salt Intake in the Development of Endothelial Dysfunction and Hypertension”
February 21 Analia Loria, PhD, Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences
College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
Host: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: “Prenatal fentanyl exposure induces endogenous opioid system (EOS) dysregulation  associated with neurogenic hypertension in the adult offspring"
February 28 Balveen Kaur, PhD, Professor of Pathology
Georgia Cancer Center, Medical College of Georgia
Title: "Oncolytic HSV virotherapy for Cancer"

March 6

Amy Arnold, PhD, Associate Professor of Neural and Behavioral Sciences
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Co-Hosts: David Stepp, PhD, and David Fulton, PhD
Title: “Angiotensin-(1-7): A New Approach to Target Cardiometabolic Complications in Obesity” 
March 13 Marco Orecchioni, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Immunology Center of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia
Title: "TBA"
March 20 Peng Yao, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Host: Jie Li, MD, PhD
Title: "Translational Control of Cardiac Pathophysiology: When mRNA Meets the Heart
March 27 Candee Barris, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: "TBA
April 3 Varsha Tandra, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Mentor: Jie Li, MD, PhD
Title: "TBA"
April 10 No Seminar   -    Spring Break
April 17 Zsuzsanna Bordan, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "TBA
April 24 Jenny (Huanjiao) Zhou, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Host: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "TBA" 
May 1 Taylor Kress, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Eric Belin de Chantemèle, PhD
Title: "TBA
May 8 Yu Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology and Biochemistry
College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Host: Yao Liang Tang, MD, PhD
Title: "TBA" 
May 15 Steve Haigh, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "TBA
May 22 Andrew Speese, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Stepp, PhD
Title: "TBA
May 29 Suhib Alhusban, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Brian Annex, MD
Title: "TBA"
June 5 Megh Mehta, MD/PhD Candidate in Physiology, Department of Physiology, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Klause Ley, MD
Title: "TBA

 

Date

Speaker

August 16
Rafael Czepielewski, PhD, Assistant Professor
Immunology Center of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 
Title: "Organ Outflow Dynamics: Lymphatics Orchestrating Immunity's Symphony"
August 23
Ayotunde Dokun, MD, PhD, Professor
Division of Endocrinlogy and Metabolism, Department of internal Medicine, University of Iowa Health Care, Iowa City, IA
Host: Brian Annex , MD
Title: "Exploration of Mechanisms Contributing to Poor Disease Outcomes in Diabetic Peripheral Artery Disease"
August 30
Qian Ma, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Mentor: Yuqing Huo, PhD
Title: "De novo purine synthesis in vascular diseases"
September 6 Yanfang  'Peipei' Zhu, PhD, Assistant Professor
Immunology Center of Georgia, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 
Title: "Epigenetic Regulation of Neutrophil Heterogeneity Against Cancer"
September 13 Sihem Boudina, PhD, Professor of Nutrition & Integrative Physiology
College of Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Host: Huabo Su, PhD
Title: "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulators of Inflammation‐Resolution Signaling in Cardiac Repair and Heart Failure"
September 20 Jaser Doja, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Joe Miano, PhD
Title: "Interrogating Myocardin Regulation and Binding Targets"
September 27 Yun Fang, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine-Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Co-Hosts: Tohru Fukai, MD, PhD and Masuki Ushio-Fukai, PhD
Title: "Precision Nanomedicine Targeting Novel Endothelial Mechano-Sensing Mechanisms to Treat Vascular Diseases"
October 4 David Kim, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, MD/PhD student at Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Neal Weintraub, MD
Title: "Novel role of lncRNA in neointima formation in human Saphenous Vein"
October 11 Ganesh Halade, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida Heart Institute, Tampa, FL
Host: Jie Li, MD, PhD
Title: "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Regulators of Inflammation‐Resolution Signaling in Cardiac Repair and Heart Failure"
October 18 Saurabh Aggarwal, MD, PhD, Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Host: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "HIV‐Associated Chronic Widespread Pain: Role of Peripheral Immune Cells"
October 25 Michael Koval, PhD, Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care a Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Host: Rudolf Lucas, PhD
Title: "Regulation of vascular function by Pannexin-1

November 1

3:00PM

Redouane Aherrahrou, PhD,  Junior Group Leader
Institute for Cardiogenetics, University of Luebeck, Germany/University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Host: David Fulton, PhD Title: "Genetic regulation of atherosclerosis-relevant phenotypes and gene expression in human vascular smooth muscle cells
November 8 Hunter Sellers, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "Expanding the Toolkit for Obesity Research: Murine AAV Models of Obesity"
November 15 Andrew H. Baker, PhD, Professor of Translational Cardiovascular Sciences
Head of Centre for Cardiovascular Science, The Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Host:  Joseph Miano, PhD
Title: "Repair and regeneration in the vasculature"
November  22 NO Seminar
November 29 Josue Zambrano-Carracus, PhD Student in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Huabo Su, PhD
Title: "RBX1-CRLs are essential for perinatal heart development by regulating Hippo-YAP signaling"
December 6 WonMo Ahn, PhD Candidate in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Gábor Csányi, PhD
Title:“Mechanisms of foamy monocyte formation in atherosclerosis”
December  13

Mitch Shivers, PhD Student in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD
Title: "A Model of Sustained Hypertension Using Adeno Associated Viruses"

Zach Brown, PhD
Student in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Fulton, PhD
Title:"A Noval Viral Approach to Modeling Pulmonary Hypertension"

December 20

Cody Rosewater, PhD Student in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: David Stepp, PhD
Title: "Improving muscle health, a novel approach for the treatment of obesity-induced cerebral small vessel disease

Chang Min Lee, PhD Student
in Vascular Biology, Vascular Biology Center, Medical College of Georgia
Mentor: Jie Li, MD, PhD
Title: “Role of the ufmylation system in the endothelium.”

December 27 NO Seminar