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Cardiovascular Research Institute Seminars


Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule


The Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine conducts a monthly seminar series during the spring and fall of each new year open to all faculty and students who are interested.

Note all seminars are Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m via Zoom meeting.


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Aug. 26, 2020

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Speaker: Svetlana Reilly, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor Cardiovascular Science
Affiliation: University of Oxford
Topic: Calcitonin paracrine signaling controls atrial fibrogenesis and arrhythmia.
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Sept. 16, 2020

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Speaker: Lalitha Nayak, M.D.
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine
Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
Topic: Targeting Neutrophils in Thrombosis: Leading from the Back
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Sept. 30, 2020

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Speaker: Guo Huang, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
Investigator, Cardiovascular Research Institute
Investigator, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research  
Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco
Topic: Molecular Control of Heart Regeneration: Insights from Platypus, Armadillos, Bats and Whales
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Oct. 7, 2020

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Speaker: Rajan Jain, M.D, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Dynamic 3D genome organization in regulating cellular identity
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Oct. 21, 2020

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Speaker: Huaizhu Wu, M.D.
Title: Associate Professor of Medicine Cardiovascular Research
Affiliation: Baylor College of Medicine
Topic: Metabolic Inflammation in Obesity: Friend or Foe?
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Nov. 4, 2020

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Speaker: Michihisa Umetani, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Affiliation: University of Houston
Topic: Modulation of estrogen receptor action by 27hydroxycholesterol in cardiovascular diseases and metabolism
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Nov. 18, 2020

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Speaker: Vasanth Vedantham, M.D., Ph.D.
Title: Associate Professor, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Affiliation: University of California, San Francisco
Topic: A Deeply Conserved Gene Regulatory Network Organizes Vertebrate Heart Rhythm
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Dec. 2, 2020

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Speaker: Rebekah L. Gundry, Ph.D, FAHA
Title: Professor and Vice-Chair Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology, Director, CardiOmics Program
Assistant Chief, Basic and Translational Research
Affiliation: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Topic: New Technologies for Exploiting the Human Glycoproteome for Personalized Medicine


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Dec. 16, 2020

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Speaker: Julie Phillippi, Ph.D.
Title: Vice Chair, Cardiac Research, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Affiliation: University of Pittsburg School of Medicine
Topic: Thoracic Aortic Disease