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Cardiovascular Training Grant Annual Retreat


Friday, November 2, 2018

4 p.m. Keynote Speaker, BS-100
Steve Houser, Ph.D.
William Wikoff Smith Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Chairperson and Professor of Pharmacology
Director and Professor for the Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title: Cardiac Injury and Repair

5:30 p.m. Reception with beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres

Saturday, November 3, 2018

8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:55 a.m. Introduction: Donald R. Menick, Ph.D., Director


9 a.m. Dan Herr, M.D., Ph.D. Student
Mentor: Dr. Donald Menick
Title: “Elucidating the role of class I HDACs in Cardiac Ischemia Reperfusion Injury”

9:15 a.m. Dylan Richards, Ph.D.
Mentor: Dr. Ying Mei
Title: “Human cardiac organoids to advance drug development”

9:30 a.m. Kunal Patel, M.D., Ph.D. student
Mentor: Dr. Carl Atkinson and Dr. Satish Nadig
Title: Defining the Phenotypic And Functional Immune Microenvironment in Emphysematous Recipients of Lung Transplants

9:45 a.m. Robert Coyle, PhD student
Mentor: Dr. Ying Mei
Title: “Improving hiPSC cardiomyocyte engraftment and integration post-transplantation via nanowired cardiac organoids

10 a.m. Danh Tran M.D, Ph.D. student
Mentor: Dr. Carl Atkinson and Dr. Satish Nadig
Title: "Modulating Mitochondrial Fusion/Fission Induces Immunoprotective Effects in Models of Cardiac Transplantation."

10:15 a.m. Diana Fulmer Ph.D. student
Mentor: Dr. Chip Norris
Title: Desert hedgehog signaling through primary cilia contributes to mitral valve morphogenesis and disease

10:30 a.m. Break (posters)
10:45 a.m. Sanket Pattanaik, M.D, Ph.D. student
Mentor: Dr. Mike Yost
Title: “Developing a Temporal Model of Tissue Graft Vascularization using Scaffold-Free Prevascular Endothelial-Fibroblast Constructs”

11 a.m. Nicholas Ward, M.D.
Mentor: Dr. Jean Ruddy
Title: "Mechanical activation of the Angiotensin II Type I receptor (AT1R) contributes to degenerative aortic remodeling."

11:15 a.m. Training Grant Alumnus
Loretta Jophlin, M.D. Ph.D. (8/1/05-7/31/07)
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Title: "Lipid Droplets and Liver Disease."


Coyle, Robert: "Improving hiPSC cardiomyocyte engraftment and integration post-transplantation via nanowired cardiac organoids".

Clift, Cassandra: “Characterization of Extracellular Matrix Dysregulation and PTM patterns in Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis using MALDI Imaging Mass Spectrometry”

Reese, Charles: "Reversal of Angiotensin II-induced Fibrosis in Heart and Kidney by Caveolin-1 Scaffolding Domain Peptide”.

Gaydos, Stephanie, MD: “Longitudinal Outcomes Related to Healthcare Utilization in the First Year of Life for Children with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Tran, Danh: "The Impact of Mitochondrial Fusion/Fission on Transplant Immunity."

Dylan Richards: “Human cardiac organoids to advance drug development”

Riley, Hannah, “SPARC Produced by Bone-marrow derived cells Contributes to Myocardial Fibrosis”

Moore, Kelsey, “Cilia Dependent and Independent Roles of PDGFRA in Mitral Valve Development and Disease.”

Baarine, Mauhamad: “Class I Histone Deacetylases Localize to Cardiac Myocyte Mitochondria and Contribute to Ischemia Reperfusion Injury”


We are very grateful for the generous support of John and Jill Chalsty for our T32 Training Grant Retreat.