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Vascular Biology 2019 - Photos

Vascular Biology 2019

October 27-31, 2019
Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, CA

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Abstract Lists:  Posters    Oral 



Keynote Lecture by Hal Dietz, Johns Hopkins Medical Center:

Leveraging Nature’s Success: Lessons from Modifiers of Cardiovascular Disease


Developmental Vascular Biology and
Genetics Workshop VIII

Organized by Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-organizer: Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundations

Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop VII

Organized by Kayla Bayless, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford University

 Co-organizers:  Christopher Breuer, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Linda Demer, University of California, Los Angeles

Guest Society: 

The Microcirculatory Society MCS2019

Microphysiological Models of the Microcirculation
Integrative Function in the Microcirculation
Organized by Walter Lee Murfee, University of Florida 

Special Sessions:

Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees

Organized by NAVBO Trainee Members: Arif Yurdagul, Columbia University and Xiaolei Liu, Northwestern University
Featured speakers:
Going with the flow in vascular cell biology
Martin Schwartz, Yale University
Fate Determination - branching out, maturing, going with the flow
Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Panel Discussion: "Taking the Next Steps in Your Career"
with Zhiyu Dai, University of ArizonaMonica Lee, University of Illinois at Chicago, Sathish Srinivasan, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Amber Stratman, Washington University in St. Louis and Zheng Zhang, Regeneron

Award Presentations and Lectures

Earl P. Benditt Award Lecture: William C. Sessa, Yale School of Medicine
Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology Lecture: Anne Eichmann, Yale School of Medicine
Springer Junior Investigator Award Lecture: TBD

Joint Session

Emerging Technologies and Imaging
Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Rui Benedito, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares
Using multispectral genetic mosaics to enlighten endothelial heterogeneity during angiogenesis
Nathan Lawson, University of Massachusetts
Investigating cardiovascular cell heterogeneity in the zebrafish, one cell at a time
Todd McDevitt, University of California, San Francisco
Engineering cardiac microtissues to interrogate mechanisms of heterotypic interactions
Song Hu, University of Virginia
Listening with light: photoacoustic microscopy of the microcirculation in vivo

Sessions Proposed by Members:

Vascular Transcriptomics: Discovery and Therapeutic Opportunities
Organized by Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Session Chairs: Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago and Nicholas Gale, Regeneron
Henar Cuervo, University of Illinois at Chicago
Notch signaling in retinal pericytes
Christer Betsholtz, Karolinska Institute/Uppsala University
Translational analysis of zebrafish vascular smooth muscle cells in response to hemodynamic forces
Amber Stratman, Washington University in St. Louis
Transcriptomic analysis of vascular smooth muscle cells in zebrafish
Qi Zhao, Regeneron
Heterogenity and chimerism of endothelial cells revealed by single cell transcriptome in orthotopic mouse liver tumors

Bioengineering of Vascularized Tissues for Regenerative Medicine
Organized by Ngan Huang, Stanford University
Details under Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop

Therapeutic Potential of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Endothelial Cells
Organized by: Juan Melero-Martin, Boston Children’s Hospital
Details under Development and Genetics Workshop 


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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL147502-01 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.