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23rd Annual Cardiovascular Day

Tuesday, February the 23rd, 2016
Reynolds Alumni Center « click for map
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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Charles MurryDr. S.R. Wayne Chen, Ph.D.

S.R “Wayne” Chen, PhD, University of Calgary will be here as The James O. Davis Distinguished Lecturer and Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecturer during our XXIII Annual CV Day to be held, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Reynolds Alumni Center.  Dr Chen’s research is directed towards understanding the structure/function relationships and physiological roles of the calcium release channel (ryanodine receptor) (RyR) in cardiac function.

Dr. Chen will speak about "The ryanodine receptor store-sensing gate controls Ca2+ waves  and Ca2+-triggered arrhythmias".

Additional Speakers

Nicole Nichols, Ph.D.
Bysani Chandrasekar, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Erika Boerman, Ph.D.
Camilla Manrique, M.D.
Scott Zaweija, Ph.D.
Jennifer Magnusson
Hannah Keuenzel

Poster Awards

1st Kurt Marshall GRA BioSci - DCRC
FASTKD1 overexpression prevents left ventricular free wall rupture in a mouse model of myocardial infarction
2nd John Jones GRA - MPP
TRPV4 ion channel alters intracellular calcium transients in cardiomyocytes of aged mice
3rd Erika Boerman Post-Doc - MPP
Aging Impairs Spontaneous Ca2+ Signalling in Regulation by CGRP in Smooth Muscle Cells of Mouse Mesenteric Arteries
4th Stephanie L. K. Bowers Post-Doc - MPP
Molecular pathways controlling VEGF priming of endothelial cells which stimulate downstream morphogenic events


Event Information

Event Committee members: Michael A. Hill, Ph.D., Christopher P. Baines Ph.D., Luis Polo-Parada Ph.D., Luis Martinez-Lemus Ph.D., Sandy Goyette, Laura McClaskey

Call for Abstracts and Registration period has closed.

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