January 23, 2017

Ethan Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa (Ford Host)


February 27, 2017

Louis J. Dell'italia, M.D., Professor of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama-Birmingham


March 27, 2017



April 17, 2017

S.R. Wayne Chen, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Calgary (McHowat Host)







November 7, 2016

Richard W. Gross, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Division of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Washington University (Ford Host). Seminar title: Alterations in bioenergetics and signaling in diabetic myocardium


October 24, 2016

Richard Schuessler, Ph.D., Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research Laboratory (Lee Host). Seminar title: Initiation of the heart beat: A new look at the sinus node


September 26, 2016

Doug Tilley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Temple University (Cho Host). Seminar title: β2AR-dependent regulation of leukocyte-mediated repair following cardiac injury


April 25, 2016

Ron Korthuis, Ph.D., Chairman of Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri-Columbia (Ford Host). Seminar title: Immune cells and ischemia/reperfusion


March 28, 2016

Jessica Wagenseil, D.Sc., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Washington University (Ford Host). Seminar title: Vessel stiffness, hypertension, and atherosclerosis


February 22, 2016

Peter Tontonoz, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UCLA (Ford Host). Seminar title: Nuclear control of lipid metabolism


January 25, 2016

William Fay, M.D., J.W. & Lois Winifred Stafford Distinguished Chair in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Research; Professor of Medicine and Medical Pharmacology & Physiology
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Missouri (Rezaie Host). Seminar title: Targeting plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) to treat cardiovascular diseases.


November 9, 2015

Matthias Majetschak, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Surgery, and Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Loyola University-Chicago (Cho Host). Seminar title: Chemokine receptors CXCR4 and ACKR3 regulate cardiovascular function


October 26, 2015

Richard Hotchkiss, M.D., Professor of Anesthesiology, Washington University (Ford Host). Seminar title: Immunotherapy: an emerging new approach in sepsis


September 28, 2015

Li Wang, Ph.D.,Professor of Physiology & Neurobiology, The Institute for Systems Genomics, University of Connecticut Seminar title: Nuclear receptor SHP in liver function and cardiovascular diseases

"The Powerhouse and Personalized Medicine;
Translational Bioenergetics"

Dr. Victor Darley Usmar, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Free Radical Research

Department of Pathology

University of Alabama-Birmingham

April 27, 2015



April 23, 2015 1-4PM

Boileau Hall on Frost Campus


1:00 David Ford Introductory Remarks

1:05 Yuqi Wang-Department of Biology-Regulating Ras Signaling by a Deubiquitinating Enzyme

1:25 Ray Rezaie-Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Anticoagulant and Antiinflammatory Mechanisms of Antithrombin

1:45 Dan Warren-Department of Biology-Cardiac Physiology of the Most Anoxia-tolerant Tetrapod, the Painted Turtle

2:05 Nicola Pozzi-Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology-Unraveling Prothrombin Structure One Molecule at a Time

2:25 Ryan McCulla-Department of Chemistry-Developing Atomic Oxygen Photoactivatable Precursors for Selective Oxidation in Complex Systems.

2:45 Jane McHowat Department of Pathology-Modulation of Platelet-activating Factor Accumulation in Response to Cigarette Smoking

3:05 Reception

"Cellular level contractile function in human myocardium"

Dr. Ken Campbell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology

University of Kentucky School of Medicine

February 23, 2015


"Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) in hypoxia- induced pulmonary arterial hypertension and its sequelae"

Dr. Edmund Miller, Ph.D.

Head, Center for Heart and Lung Research

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

January 26 , 2015


"Apolipoprotein A-V: A novel and potent modulator of plasma triacylglycerol homeostasis"

Dr. Robert Ryan, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute

Chair, CHORI Center for Prevention of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes

December 3, 2014 (Noon, DRC468)


"Can you manipulate it, and will it work? Examining cGMP as a therapeutic target for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction"

Dr. Craig A. Emter, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences

University of Missouri-Columbia

October 20, 2014

Host: Ford


“Bioactive sphingolipids as players in cardiac lipotoxicity”

Dr. L. Ashley Cowart

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical University of South Carolina

September 22, 2014 (3PM, DRC 468)

Host: Ford


"LKB-AMPK regulates heart growth and responses to ischemia"

Dr. Lawrence Young, M.D.

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Cell & Molecular Physiology

Vice-Chairman, Department of Medicine

Yale Cardiovascular Research Center (YCVRC)

May 5, 2014

Host: Cho


"Role of claudin in renal diseases "

Dr. Jianghui Hou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor The Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences

Washington University in St. Louis

March 12 , 2014

Host: Knuepfer


"The role of endoplasmic reticulum-associated lipolysis in lipid and glucose homeostasis"

Dr. Richard Lehner, Ph.D.


Department of Pediatrics

Director of MCBL Group

Univeristy of Alberta, Canada

February 24, 2014

Host: Baldan


"Arrythmogenic Cardiomyopathy - New Insights into Disease Mechanisms"

Dr. Jeffrey Saffitz, M.D., Ph.D.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA

October 28, 2013

Host: McHowat


"PCSK9, or the Secret Life of Cholesterol"

Dr. Sergio Fazio, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine

Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

October 9, 2013

Host: Ford


"Fatty acids in the etiology of metabolic and cardiovascular disease"

Dr. Nada Abumrad, Ph.D.

Robert C. Atkins Prof. of Obesity Res. in Med.

Division of Biology and Biomedical Science

Washington University in Saint Louis

September 23, 2013

Host: Ford


"NASH: Connecting the Liver to the Heart"

Dr. Arun J. Sanyal, MD, FACP

Charles Caravati Chair and Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

April 10, 2013



"Novel Role for a PPARγ: Cullin-3 Pathway in Hypertension"

Dr. Curt D. Sigmund, Ph.D.

Roy J. Carver Chair in Hypertension Research

Department of Pharmacology

Univeristy of Iowa School of Medicine

May 9, 2013

Host: Samson


"Visualizing and Manipulating leukocyte trafficking in vivo"

Minsoo Kim , Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

University of Rochester Medical Center

February 25, 2013

Host: Rezaie


"Control of Lipid Metabolism by miRNA"

Carlos Fernandez-Hernando, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Departments of Medicine (Cardiology Division) and Cell Biology

New York University

January 28, 2013

Host: Baldan


"Membrane Estrogen Receptor Signaling: Implications for the Cardivascular System"

Ellis Levin, M.D.

Professor and Vice-Chairman for Academic Affairs, Medicine

Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Chief, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

University of California-Irvine

November 26, 2012

Host: Samson


"Cell transplantation and cardiac recovery: Are endogenous cardiac progenitor cells contributory?"

Jianyi Zhang , M.D., Ph.D.


Department of Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering

University of Minnesota

October 22, 2012

Host: Ford


"The new role of PCSK9 in LDL metabolism and its potential therapuetics"

Ba-Bie Teng, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Institute of Molecular Medicine

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

May 7, 2012

Host: Peng


"Adipose Tissue and Chagas Disease. Cruzin in the Fat Lane"

Herbert Tanowitz, M.D.

Professor of Pathology and Medicine

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY

April 4 , 2012

Host: Hoff

"Role of START Proteins in Intracellular Cholesterol Transport"

Gregorio Gil, Ph.D.

Prof. of Biochemistry

Virginia Commonwealth Univ.

April 2, 2012

Host: Baldan

"A Trek to Understanding Obesity's and Diabetes' Effects on the Heart"

Linda Peterson, M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Radiology

Cardiovascular Division and Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences

Washington University School of Medicine

Saint Louis, MO

March 5, 2012

Host: Ford



"MCPiP1 in Immune Homeostasis and Atherosclerosis"

Mingui Fu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Shock Trauma Research Center

Department of Basic Medical Science

University of Missouri-Kansas City

February 6, 2012

Host: Liu


"What control monocyte-endothelial interactions during vascular inflammation? It's a sweet and sticky situation"

Rakesh Patel, Ph.D

Prof., Dept. Mol, Cell. Path.

Univ. Alabama, Birmingham

January 9, 2012

Host: Ford


"HDL: When good cholesterol goes bad"

Jay Heinecke, M.D.

Prof. Med., Endocrin., & Nutrition

Seattle, WA

October 3, 2011

Host: Ford


"Sequence determinants of miR-mRNA pairing and the consequences of miR sequence variation on the heart"

Gerald W. Dorn II, M.D.

Philip and Sima K. Needleman Professor

Associate Chair for Translational Research

Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics

Department of Internal Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine

Monday, May 2, 2011

Host: Baldan


"Cofactor-dependent regulation of blood coagulation by proteins of the serpin superfamily"

Steven Olson, Ph.D.


Center for Molecular Biology or Oral Diseases

Center of Structural Biology

University of Illinois-Chicago

Monday, April 4, 2011

Host: Rezaie


"The Importance of the Omega-6/Omega-3 Fatty Acid Ratio in Cardiovascular Disease and Other Chronic Diseases"

Artmeis P. Simopoulos, M.D.


The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health

Washington, D.C.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Host: Shoemaker


"Post-Infarct Remodeling: Cellular and Molecular Determinants of Wound Healing and Pro-arrhythmic Fibrosis"

Kathryn A. Yamada, Ph.D.

Research Professor of Medicine

Center for Cardiovascular Research

Cardiovascular Division

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO

Monday, February 7, 2011

Host: McHowat


"Calcium-independent phospholipases A2 in cardiovascular diseases"

Zhenheng Guo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine

University of Kentucky

Monday, December 6, 2010

Host: Ford


"Determinants of Cardiac Remodeling and Reverse Remodeling in the Failing Heart"

Douglas L. Mann, MD

Lewin Chair and Chief, Cardiovascular Division

Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Physiology

Washington University School of Medicine

November 1, 2010

Host: Hauptman


"Using Cardiolipin Alterations in Heart Failure to Design Dietary-based Heart Failure Treatments"

Genevieve Sparagna, Ph.D.

University of Colorado

October 4, 2010


"Chlorinated Lipids: From Test-tube Chemistry to the Discovery of Novel Biomarkers and Mediators of Cardiovascular Disease"

David A. Ford , Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Director, Saint Louis University Center for Cardiovascular Research

Saint Louis University

Monday, May 3, 2010



"RBCs and the Vascular Disease of Type 2 Diabetes: Is There a Connection?"

Randy Sprague, M.D.

Professor of Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences

Saint Louis University

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


"Circulating Bioactive Lipids; Spreading the Oxidative Stress"

Thomas M. McIntyre, Ph.D.


Department of Cell Biology

Lerner Research Institute

Cleveland , Ohio

Monday, March 1, 2010

Host: McHowat


"Using Antisense Oligonucleotides to Treat Cardiovascular Disease"

Richard Lee, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Carlsbad , CA

Monday, February 1, 2010



"Thrombomodulin: A vascular endothelial sentry"

Edward M. Conway, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.

Centre for Blood Research, Director

Professor of Medicine

University of British Columbia

Life Sciences Centre

Vancouver , Canada

Monday, January 11, 2010

Host: Rezaie


"How the Brain Controls the Brown Adipose Metabolic Furnace"

Shaun Morrison, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Division of Neuroscience

Oregon National Primate Research Center

Oregon Health and Science University

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Host: Knuepfer


"New Insights into Cardiac Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction"

Anthony J. Muslin, M.D.

Professor of Medicine, and Cell Biology and Physiology

Director, Center for Cardiovascular Research

Director, Cardiology Research Fellowship Program

Co-Director, Physician Scientist Training Program

Cardiovascular Division

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis , MO

Monday, November 2, 2009



"Oxidized cholesterol as physiological regulators and disease biomarkers"

Daniel S. Ory, M.D.

Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis , MO

Monday, September 14, 2009

Host: Ford


July 27, 2009 Student Cardiovascular Day Presentations


"Bench to bedside to better living: Using nutritional interventions to address cardiovascular disease"

Grant N. Pierce, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA,


Assistant Dean, Research

Department of Physiology

University of Manitoba

Monday, May 4, 2009

Host: Ford


"Building a Systems Biology Model of Oxygen-Based Microvascular Flow Regulation"

Daniel Goldman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Medical Biophysics

The University of Western Ontario

Monday, March 30, 2009

Host: Ellsworth


"Dysfunctional HDL - particle at the crossroads of inflammation, oxidation, cholesterol metabolism and atherogenesis"

Stanley L. Hazen, M.D., Ph.D.

Section Head, Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation

Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics & Prevention

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland , Ohio

Monday, March 9, 2009

Host: Ford


"Cardiac arrhythmias: search for the origins of abnormal ectopic beats"

Narine Sarvazyan, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

George Washington University Medical Center

Monday, February 2, 2009

Host: McHowat


"Membrane-mediated Alterations in Diabetic Cardiomyopathy: New Perspectives and Future Directions"

Richard W. Gross, M.D., Ph.D.

Division of Biooganic Chemistry

Department of Medicine

Department of Chemistry

Department of Developmental Biology

Washington University School of Medicine

Monday, December 1, 2008

Host: Ford


"Two photon microscopy applied to atherosclerosis"

Dick W. Slaaf, Ph.D.

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Eindhoven University of Technology and

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Maastricht University

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Host: Ellsworth


"The Pathogenesis of Aortic Disease in Mucopolysaccharidosis"

Katherine Ponder, M.D.

Division of Hematology

Department of Internal Medicine

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis , MO

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Host: Sly


"Arteriolar vasoregulatory dysfunction in ischemia/reperfusion: role of cell-cell communication"

Ronald J. Korthuis, Ph.D.

Professor and Chairman

Medical Pharmacology and Physiology

University of Missouri-Columbia

September 8, 2008

Host: Ford


August 18, 2008 Student Cardiovascular Day Presentations-II

July 25, 2008 Student Cardiovascular Day Presentations-I


"Vascular control during exercise in aging humans"

William G. Schrage, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

University of Wisconsin - Madison

May 5, 2008

Host: Sprague


"Novel Endogenous Cardioprotective Signaling Pathways in Acute Myocardial Infarction"

David J. Lefer, Ph.D.

Division of Cardiology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

March 31, 2008

Host: Ford


Echocardiography Workshop:

Non-Invasive Assessment Of Cardiac Structure And Function Utilizing Ultrasound�

Dr. Arthur Labovitz, M.D.

Director, Division of Cardiology

March 11, 2008

Host: Ford


Center for Cardiovascular Research Investigator Presentations

February 19, 2008

Host: Ford


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