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Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop

Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop VIII

Organizer: Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Co-organizer:  Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Origins of the Vasculature
Christiana Ruhrberg, University College London
A novel source of endothelial cells for organ vascularization
Didier Stainier, Max Planck Inst for Heart & Lung Research
Endothelial behavior during development and regeneration

Signaling in the Vasculature
Mark Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
Mechanisms of lymphatic vessel repair and regrowth
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, UCLA
How do vessels grow after tubulogenesis?

Blood Vessel Morphogenesis
Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Victoria Bautch, University North Carolina Chapel Hill
How blood vessels control their own destiny
Ondine Cleaver, UT Southwestern Medical Center
How vessel tubes are made and maintained
Brant Weinstein, NICHD/NIH
Vessel morphogenesis in the zebrafish brain

Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Taija Mäkinen, Uppsala University
Vascular-bed specific mechanisms of lymphatic development and disease
Sathish Srinivasan, Oklahoma Med Research Fndn
Mechanisms of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in lymphatic vascular development

Artery-Vein Differentiation
Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
Development and regeneration of coronary arteries
Karen Hirschi, Yale School of Medicine
Regulation of endothelial cell specification

Therapeutic Potential of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived ECs
Organized by Juan Melero Martin
Joseph Wu, Stanford University
Stem cells & genomics- precision cardiovascular medicine
Juan Melero-Martin, Boston Children’s Hospital
Competent endothelial cells derived from human iPS cells with high efficiency
Mingxia Gu, Stanford University
iPSC derived vascular cells in disease modeling: Toward therapeutic discovery and precision medicine

Mural Cell Origins and Functions
Yosuke Mukoyama, NHLBI/NIH
Neuro-vascular morphogenesis
Ralf H. Adams, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine 
YAP1 and TAZ negatively control bone angiogenesis by limiting hypoxia-inducible factor signalling in endothelial cells

Integrative Function in the Microcirculation
Sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society

Shayn Peirce-Cottler, University of Virginia
Pericytes as integrators of tissue health status and microvascular function
Steve Segal, University of Missouri
Microvascular remodeling in skeletal muscle regeneration
Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Med Research Foundation
Developmental crosstalk between macrophages and microvessels


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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.