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Vasculata 2017

WebTopBannerVasculata 2017 - is Sold Out!

July 24-27, 2017
University of Illinois Chicago

Organizers: Kishore Wary, Asrar B Malik, and Jan Kitajewski
Co-organizers: Dolly Mehta, Tsutomu Kume, and Jalees Rehman

Vasculata™ 2017 will be an intense 3 1/2 day course introducing the basics of cardiovascular biology and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on new approaches to treating the most common causes of human disease in our society, based on cutting-edge research in the field. Vasculata combines a self-study program and seminars from leaders in the field with optional hands-on workshops, thus providing attendees with a unique learning experience in a discipline not comprehensively covered in textbooks or even by courses in most universities. The self-teaching program, called the vasculata worksheet, will provide a resource we expect attendees will continue to find valuable throughout their careers.

Lecture Topics:

Tunica Media, Tunica Adventitia, Tunica Intima.

Lineage Markers, Crispr/Cas9, Structure/function of Endothelium: Permeability, Leukocyte interactions, Vasoactivity.

Lineage Markers, Structure/function of Smooth Muscle cells and Pericytes

Branch Structure: Arterial branching, Capillaries, Collaterals, Venules and Veins

Developmental Origins and Mechanisms, and Organ Specific Vascular Biology: heart, brain, kidney, retina.

Developmental Disorders, Endothelial Barrier Function and Vascular Permeability

Inflammatory Interactions of Endothelium with Leukocytes and Immune system.

Vascular Disease: Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and tumor angiogenesis.

Translational Cardiovascular Biology and Big data

Hands on Workshops:

Intravital microscopy

Transendothelial electrical resistance measurements

Live cell microscopy

Career Development Sessions:

Transitions from Grad to Post-doc, Post-doc and Beyond

Lab Management

Dinner on Wednesday, July 26th

Mingle with new friends and Vasculata faculty.  Indicate that you will attend when you register, but there is no additional fee.

Abstract Submission and Registration Sites are open

Abstracts will be presented as posters only.


The conference will be held at the Moss Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), 909 S Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612 


All onsite housing is sold out.  If you woudl like to have your name on a waitlist, in case of cancellations, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Check in is July 23 and check out is July 27.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HL137360-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of health and human services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.