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Cells and Vascular Beds

Cells and Vascular Beds


Endothelial Cells

Chairs: Marsha Moses, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and
Kayla Bayless, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Ralf Adams, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine
        Organ-specific and functional specialization of blood vessels
Toren Finkel, NHLBI/NIH
        Autophagic and metabolic regulation of vascular function

Smooth Muscle Cells
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

Chairs: Michelle Bendeck, University of Toronto and Mark Majesky, University of Washington
Christer Betsholtz, Uppsala University
        Pericytes in health and disease
Gary Owens, University of Virginia 
        SMC phenotypic transitions play a key role in the pathogenesis of
                advanced atherosclerotic lesions

Microcirculation
Co-sponsored by the Lymphatic Education & Research Network

Chairs: David Zawieja, Texas A&M University and W. Lee Murfee, Tulane University
David Gutterman, Medical College of Wisconsin
        Redox regulation of microvascular function in humans
William Chilian, Louisiana State University
        Is it time to think big about coronary microvessels?

Heart

Chairs: Stefan Chlopicki, Jagiellonian University and
Salim Abdeliah-Seyfried, Universität Potsdam Abteilung

Mark Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
        Hemodynamic control of heart valve development
Joyce Bischoff, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
        Reactivation of endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition as mechanism for mitral valve adaptation

Liver

Chairs: Sergij Goerdt, Heidelberg University and Tatsuhiko Kodama, University of Tokyo
Hellmut Augustin, Univ of Heidelberg & German Cancer Research Center
        From angiocrine signaling to vascular maturation: Epigenetic control of vascular maturation
Vijay Shah, Mayo Clinic
        Mechanisms of pericyte activation in the hepatic microcirculation

Kidney
Co-sponsored by the American Society of Nephrology

Chairs: Samir Parikh and S. Ananth Karumanchi,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School 

Janos Peti-Peterdi, University of Southern California
        New mechanism of renal vascular and glomerular remodeling
Susan Quaggin, Northwestern University
        High "Tek" solutions for vascular complications of diabetes

Stem Cells I

Chairs: Karen Hirschi, Yale School of Medicine and 
Guillermo Garcia-Cardeno, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Shahin Rafii, Weill Cornell Medical College
        Tissue-specific endothelial-derived angiocrine signals in organ regeneration
Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
        Origin and patterning of coronary arteries
(Stem Cells II under Emerging Topics)

Eye

Chairs: Patricia D'Amore, Schepen's Eye Research Institute/Harvard Medical School and
Holger Gerhardt, Max-Delbrueck-Center for Molecular Medicine

Richard Lang, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research
        Light response pathways in vascular development
Xuri Li, Sun Yet-Sen University
        Novel functions of VEGF-B in Angiogenesis

Lung

Chairs: Kurt Stenmark, University of Colordo Denver and
Dolly Mehta, University of Illinois Chicago

Eric Schmidt, University of Colorado Denver
        The Pulmonary Endothelial Glycocalyx: A determinant of lung injury onset and resolution
Asrar Malik, University of Illinois College of Medicine
        Lineage tracing analysis of lung microvessel repair

Brain

Chairs: John Greenwood, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Anne Joutel, INSERM
Jaime Grutzendler, Yale School of Medicine
        Microvascular mural cell physiology and pathology investigations in the live mouse brain
Mark Nelson, University of Vermont
        Capillaries as decoders of the neural rhythm of the brain:  Translating thought into blood flow

Lymphatics: At the Crossroad of the Circulation and Immune System
Sponsored by the Lymphatic Education and Research Network
Supported in part by Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Department of Medical Physiology

Chair: David Zawieja, Texas A&M University
Stanley Rockson, Stanford University
        Lymphatic disease, edema, and inflammation: From bench to bedside
Laura Santambrogio, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
        Lymph nodal circulation and antigens filtration rate