The Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Series | Research in Progress | Retreat

Seminar Series:

During the academic year the CVRC invites distinguished local, regional, national, and global investigators to present their work for the seminar series each Tuesday. The selected speakers draw upon a range of topics related to the research at the Cardiovascular Research Center and allow for a period of scientific discussion. Light refreshments are served.

Seminars are held Tuesday at 4:00PM in the CVRC Lecture Hall (Room 4501) Bldg. 149, 13th Street., 4th Floor at the Charlestown Navy Yard, unless otherwise noted.

Building 149 is a secure building therefore please contact Lauren Mineo if you do not have a Partners photo identification card and would like to attend.

FALL 2013 - SPRING 2014

Sep 17            
Victor Darley-Usmar, PhD,

Professor, Deptartment of Pathology
Director, Center for Free Radical Biology
University of Alabama
Host: Paul Huang, MD, PHD
Stressing the Powerhouse of The Cell; Mitochondrial Quality Control and Diabetes

Oct 29
Maria E. Figueroa, MD,

Assistant Professor
Dept of Pathology
University of Michigan
Host: Joanna Yeh, PhD
Epigenetic deregulation in myeloid malignancies

Nov 5        
Bradford Hill, PhD

Assistant Professor
Center for Diabetes and Obesity Research
University of Kentucky
Host: Paul Huang, MD, PhD

Nov 12
Zolt Arany, MD, PHD

Cardiovascular Institute
Host: Caroline Burns, PhD
Travels with PGC-1alpha: from Angiogenesis to Peripartum Cardiomyopathy

Dec 10
Dai Fukumura, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, HMS
Associate Biologist, MGH
Hosts: Ken Bloch, MD & Fumito Ichinose, MD
Dissecting vascular biology using intravital microscopy from
tumors to tissue engineering

Dec 17
Jonathan D. Brown, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Hosts: Rob Gerszten, MD & Randy Peterson, PhD
Role of epigenetic BET reader proteins in cardiovascular disease

Jan 14
Jane E. Freedman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Translational Research
UMass Memorial Heart & Vascular Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Host: Ken Bloch, MD
The Peripheral Blood Transcriptome and Athero-thrombotic Disease

Jan 21          
C. Ronald Kahn, MD
Mary K. Iacocca Professor, Harvard Medical School,
Chief Academic Officer, Joslin Diabetes Center
Host: Paul Huang, MD, PhD
Gene-Environment Interactions in Metabolic Syndrome

Jan 28
Stuart H. Orkin, MD

David G. Nathan Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Chair, Department of Pediatric Oncology
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Host: Ken Bloch, MD
New insights from genetics and epigenetics

Feb 4                
Loren Field, PhD
Professor Of Medicine & Pediatrics
Indiana Univ School of Medicine
Host: Caroline & Geoff Burns, PhDs
Mechanisms of cardiomyocyte death and renewal

Mar 4
Andy Phillips, PhD
Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Yale University
Host: Randy Peterson, PhD
New Directions in Chemistry to Impact Novel Therapeutics

Laurie Boyer, PhD
Irvin and Helen Sizer
Career Development
Associate Professor of Biology
Host: Caroline & Geoff Burns, PhDs

Mar 25
Nikolaos Frangogiannis, MD
Edmond J. Safra/Republic National Bank of New York Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Hosts: Pascal Lafontant, PhD, and the Burns Lab
Fibroblasts and the extracellular matrix in the remodeling myocardium

Apr 1
Sheila Collins, PhD,

Professor, Metabolic Signaling & Disease Program
Sanford/Burnham Medical Research Institute at Lake Nona
Host: Ken Bloch, MD
A heart – adipose tissue connection in energy metabolism

Apr 4
Weinian Shou, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Indiana University, School of Medicine
Hosts: Pascal Lafontant, PhD, and the Burns Lab
Molecular control of ventricular wall formation

Apr 15
Frank Conlon, PhD

Associate Professor of Genetics,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: Caroline & Geoff Burns, PhDs

May 6
Kristina Bostrom, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-director, UCLA Center for Cholesterol and Lipid Management
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Host: Rajeev Malhotra, MD

May 13
Brant  Isakson, PhD
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics
University of Virginia
Host: Emmanuel Buys

May 27      
Mary Kristy Red-Horse, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Stanford University
Host: Geoff Burns, PhD

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