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25 Years of NAVBO

Take a look at us then and now!

1994MeetingAttendeesWebCheck out the brave NAVBO members who have posted their "then" and "now" photos at http://www.navbo.org/thennow

Why not join them and share your journey!  Share your views about the growth of the field of vascular biology, and how new technology and techniques have enabled us to surpass our visions of 25 years ago!  Send pics to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We're celebrating in other ways as well!  Come to Vascular Biology 2019 - NAVBO Annual Meeting for an anniversary party and other special treats.  Take advantage of the special package discount for PI's with three or more trainees.

Place an ad in the NAVBO Summer Newsletter  - it's our fun way to raise funds for NAVBO activities.

Most of all - be part of NAVBO's future as we look forward to another 25 years of serving the vascular biology community.

Pictured are Michelle Bendeck (currently NAVBO President) and Zorina Galis (NAVBO Councilor) at the first annual meeting of NAVBO, which was part of the Experimental Biology meeting in Anaheim, CA in 1994.

Vasculata 2019

July 15-18, 2019 | Milwaukee, WI

ALTTAN 6Vasculata™ 2019 will be an intense 3 1/2 day course introducing the basics of cardiovascular biology and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on new approaches to treating the most common causes of human disease in our society, based on cutting-edge research in the field. Vasculata combines a self-study program and seminars from leaders in the field with optional hands-on workshops, thus providing attendees with a unique learning experience in a discipline not comprehensively covered in textbooks or even by courses in most universities.

Abstracts are due June 3, 2019. 

Go to the meeting web site.

Vascular Biology 2019

October 27-31, 2019 | Monterey, CA

AsilomarMerrillWebVascular Biology is the annual meeting of the North American Vascular Biology Organization.  This meeting will feature the Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop and the Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop plus special symposia, a keynote lecture by Hal Dietz, Johns Hopkins University, entitled, "Leveraging Nature’s Success: Lessons from Modifiers of Cardiovascular Disease," a Pre-Conference Meeting for and organized by trainees, Award Lectures, joint symposia on Emerging Technologies and Imaging, and Vascular Transcriptomics: Discovery and Therapeutic Opportunities, and of course posters and exhibits.  Travel Awards for trainees will be available.

Speakers are confirmed and listed under the workshop - click on the workshop name above for its program.

Go to the meeting web site.

Webinar Series

July 11 at 1:00pm | Victoria Bautch

BautchOn Thursday, July 11 at 1:00pm EDT, NAVBO will present our newest webinar entitled, "How Blood Vessels Control Their Own Destiny" by

Victoria Bautch Distinguished Professor of Biology
Co-Director, UNC McAllister Heart Institute
Dept. of Biology and McAllister Heart Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Inflammatory cells in a healing wound (red and blue). The green cells have undergone apoptsis. Mouse skin.
Maria Febbraio Lab, University of Alberta
Keratinized mouse skin.
Maria Febbraio Lab, University of Alberta
Inflammatory cells (blue) entering a mouse skin wound near to a blood vessel. Apoptotic cells are stained green.
Maria Febbraio Lab, University of Alberta
Human endothelial cells exposed to BMP sprouting in fibrin matrix. Actin cytoskeleton in depth encoded colors.
Lauren Saunders (Bautch Lab)


Drs. Fan, Jain and Ruhrberg
2018 Meritorious Awards


Ngan Huang, Ph.D.
Stanford University

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