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Emerging Topics

Emerging Topics

New Roles of Lymphatics in Disease
Co-sponsored by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network

Chairs: Stanly Rockson, Stanford University and Kari Alitalo, University of Helsinki
Guillermo Oliver, Northwestern University
        Transcriptional profiling of lymphatic endothelial cells
Melody Swartz, University of Chicago
        Immune implications of lymphangiogenesis in inflammation

Drug Discovery/Gene Therapy
Co-sponsored by the Japanese Vascular Biology and Medicine Organization

Chairs: Kenneth Walsh, Boston University and Kensuke Egashira, Kyushu University
Masanori Aikawa, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        Systems biology of macrophage activation: target discovery for cardiometabolic inflammation
Grietje Molema, University Medical Center Groningen
        New technology to unravel microvascular behavior in the in vivo niche


Chairs: Christopher Carman and Roberta Martinelli, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Mark Miller, Washington University School of Medicine
        Imaging leukocyte recruitment dynamics and blood brain barrier function during viral encephalitis
Eric A. Osborn, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
        Translational molecular imaging of atherosclerosis: Progress towards the coronary arteries

Stem Cells II
Co-sponsored by the European Vascular Biology Organization

Chairs: Jozef Dulak, Jagiellonian University and Shahin Rafii, Weill Cornell Medical College
Karen K. Hirschi, Yale School of Medicine
        Role of vascular endothelial cells in stem cell generation and maintenance
Ann Zovein, University of California, San Francisco
        Cell fate decisions in hemogenic endothelium
(Stem Cells I under Cells and Vascular Beds)

Tissue Engineering

Chairs: Elena Aikawa, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and
Anjelica Gonzalez, Yale University

Christopher Hughes, University of California, Irvine
        Vascularized and perfused micro-tissues in culture and their use in drug screening
Ying Zheng, University of Washington
        Engineering organ-specific microvasculature

Transcription and Epigenetics I

Chairs: Rama Natarajan, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and
Marianne Grant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Philip Marsden, University of Toronto
        Epigenetic regulation of endothelial phenotype: the role of the non coding genome
Kathleen Martin, Yale School of Medicine
        Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in vascular smooth muscle cells

Transcription and Epigenetics II

Chairs: Jason Fish, University of Toronto and Yoshiaki Okada, Osaka University
Anna Randi, Imperial College London
        Transcriptional control of vascular stability
Mukesh Jain, Case Western Reserve University
        KLFs and the cardiovascular system

Complexity and Computational Modeling

Chair: Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mete Civelek, University of Virginia
        Systems genetics of the KLF14 locus associated with obesity and diabetes
Erzsébet Regan, College of Wooster
        Do capillary vessels blink?

New Technologies

Chair: Mary Dickinson, Baylor College of Medicine
Donald Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
         Vascular mechanobiology
Calum MacRae, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        Assay development for in vivo drug discovery in the zebrafish

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