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Vasculata 2017 Program

Vasculata 2017

July 24-27, 2017
Chicago, IL

Preliminary Program

MONDAY, JULY 24

Session I: Tunica Media, Tunica Adventitia, Tunica Intima, and Lineage Markers

Chairs: Asrar B. Malik and Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago
7:50am - 10:00am

Welcome
   Kishore Wary, University of Illinois, Chicago
Development of Vascular Endothelial Cells

   Kishore Wary, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Development of Endothelial and Blood Lineages in the Zebrafish
   Owen Tamplin, University of Illinois, Chicago
Zebrafish Vascular System
   Ramani Ramchandran, Medical College of Wisconsin
Genetic Tools to Study Endothelial Cell Development
   ***Ralf Adams, Max Planck Institute, Münster

Coffee break - 10:00 -10:20am

Session II: Endothelium: Endothelial Barrier Function, Permeability, and Vasoactivity

Chairs: Asrar B. Malik and Dolly Mehta, University of Illinois, Chicago
10:20am - 12:20pm

Lineage Tracing Studies in Microvessel Repair
   Asrar B. Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago
Focal adhesion kinase Regulation of Endothelial Barrier Function
   Dolly Mehta, University of Illinois, Chicago
Transcytosis: Caveolae-mediated Transendothelial Transport
   Richard D. Minshall, University of Illinois, Chicago
Local Ca2+ signaling networks in vascular endothelium
   Swapnil K. Sonkusare, University of Virginia

Pizza Lunch  - 12:20-1:20pm

Session III: Structure/function of Smooth Muscle cells and Pericytes

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski and Henar Cuervo Grajal, University of Illinois, Chicago
1:20pm - 3:20pm

Role of Pericytes and Mural Cells in the Vasculature
   Henar Cuervo Grajal, University of Illinois, Chicago
Tie2 Signaling in Vascular Development and Disease
   Susan Quaggin, Northwestern University
Serum Response Factor: The Master Coordinator of Vascular Smooth Muscle Phenotype
   B. Paul Herring, Indiana University School of Medicine
TGF-beta Signaling in Smooth Muscle Differentiation and Vascular Remodeling
   Shiyou Chen, University of Georgia

Poster Viewing
3:30-6:00pm

Dinner on your own

TUESDAY, JULY 25

Session IV: Arterial Branching, Capillaries, Collaterals, Venules and Veins, and Regeneration

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski and Asrar B. Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 10:00am

Endothelial Cell Fate Determination and Specialization
   Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago
Angiogenesis as a Systemic Process, Paracrine Function of Myeloid Cells
   Tatiana Byzova, Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center
Endothelial Regeneration
   You-Yang Zhao, University of Illinois, Chicago
Exercise and Endothelium Dependent Vasodilation in the Human Circulation
   Shane Philips, University of Illinois, Chicago

Coffee break - 10:00 -10:30am

Session V: Developmental Mechanisms and CRISPR/Cas9 in Vascular Biology

Chairs: Asrar B Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago and Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
10:30am - 12:00pm

CRISPR Genome Editing in the Mouse
   Joseph Miano, University of Rochester
Pulmonary Circulation in the Perinatal Period
   J. Usha Raj, University of Illinois, Chicago
Epigenetics & Transcription Factors in Vascular Development & Disorders
   Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Networking Lunch:  Converse with faculty and peers (lunch will be provided)
12:15-1:30pm

Workshop Session I
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Career Development: Transitions from grad to post-doc, post-doc and beyond
Panel Discussion

1:45pm - 2:45pm
Workshop:  Transendothelial Electrical Resistance Analysis (TER)

Session VI: Developmental Disorders

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago and Guillermo C. Oliver, Northwestern University
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Biology of FoxC2 in Vascular Lymphatic Development
   Tsutomu Kume, Northwestern University
Epsins and Angiogenesis
   Hong Chen, Boston Children's Hospital,Harvard Medical School
Characterization of the Early Steps Controlling Lymphatic Vasculature Formation
   Guillermo C. Oliver, Northwestern University

Dinner on your own

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Session VII: Inflammatory Interactions of Endothelium with Leukocytes and Immune system

Chairs: Asrar B Malik and Richard Minshall, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 10:30am 

Platelet-neutrophil Interactions Under Thromboinflammatory Conditions
   Jaehyung Cho, University of Illinois, Chicago
Preface to Initiation of Leukocyte Recruitment in Inflammation
   Ronen Sumagin, Northwestern University
Leukocyte Transendothelial Migration and Movement Across the Basement Membrane
   William Muller, Northwestern University
Mechanobiology of Cell Trafficking in Confined Space
   ***Jae-Won Shin, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Matrisome Project: Novel Tools and Methods to Study the Extracellular Matrix
   Alexandra Naba, University of Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Session II
10:30am - 11:30am
Career Development
Lab Management Panel Discussion

Workshops
10:30am - 12:00pm
Multiphoton 3D Imaging of the Blood Vessels (IMARIS)

   Peter Toth, University of Illinois, Chicago

11:15am - 1:45pm
Ways to Assess Vascular Inflammation and Thrombosis - Intravital Microscopic Imaging
   Jaehyung Cho, University of Illinois, Chicago
Group 1: 11:15-12:15; Group 2: 12:45-1:45

Lunch on your own - 12:00-1:45pm (depending on workshops you are attending)

Session VIII: Cardiovascular Disease: Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Angiogenesis

Chairs: William Muller, Northwestern University and Irena Levitan, University of Illinois, Chicago
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Unmasking the Role of the “Anti-angiogenic” VEGF165b in Ischemic Muscle
   Brian Annex, University of Virginia
VEGF Signaling at the Cornea: Angiogenic vs. Neurogenic Functions
   Mark I. Rosenblatt, University of Illinois, Chicago
Rap1 Signaling in the Development of Blood Vessels and Homeostasis
   Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role of Flow and Stress in Atherosclerosis
   Irena Levitan, University of Illinois, Chicago
How do pico Newton forces affect vascular function?
   Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Group Dinner
West Campus Student Center
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Special Guest Speaker:  Mary Woolley, President and CEO, Research!America
Your Role in Changing Hearts and Minds for Science

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Session IX: Translational Cardiovascular Medicine and Big Data

Chairs: James K Liao, University of Chicago & Jalees Rehman, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 1:00pm

Endothelial Heterogeneity: Physiological Relevance and Transcriptomics
   Jalees Rehman, University of Illinois, Chicago
Quantitative + Computational Biology of Angiogenesis
   Princess U II Imoukhuede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Can we model arrhythmia mechanisms using hiPSC-derived atrial cardiomyocytes?
   Dawood Darbar, University of Illinois
Preface to Endothelial Dysfunction and Vascular Disease
   James K Liao, University of Chicago
Unraveling Cardiovascular Disparities: From the Community to the Bench and Back
   Clyde Yancy, Northwestern University
“One Brave Idea in Coronary Artery Disease”
   Calum MacRae, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University

***Live webcast presentations


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 HL137360-01 from the National Institutes of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the department of health and human services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.