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Vascular Biology 2019

October 27-31, 2019
Asilomar Conference Grounds in Monterey, CA

Keynote Lecture by Hal Dietz, Johns Hopkins Medical Center:

Leveraging Nature’s Success: Lessons from Modifiers of Cardiovascular Disease


Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop VIII

Organized by Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Co-organizer: Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundations

Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop VII

Organized by Kayla Bayless, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford University

 Co-organizers:  Christopher Breuer, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Linda Demer, University of California, Los Angeles

Guest Society: 

The Microcirculatory Society MCS2019

Microphysiological Models of the Microcirculation
Integrative Function in the Microcirculation
Organized by Walter Lee Murfee, University of Florida 

Special Symposia will include:

Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees

Organized by NAVBO Trainee Members: Arif Yurdagul, Columbia University and Xiaolei Liu, Northwestern University
Featured speakers are Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago and Martin Schwartz, Yale University

Award Presentations and Lectures

Earl P. Benditt Award Lecture: William C. Sessa, Yale School of Medicine
Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology Lecture: Anne Eichmann, Yale School of Medicine
Springer Junior Investigator Award Lecture: TBD

Joint Session

Emerging Technologies and Imaging
Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Mary Dickinson, Baylor College of Medicine
New imaging modalities and vascular development
Rui Benedito, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares
Using multispectral genetic mosaics to enlighten endothelial heterogeneity during angiogenesis
Nathan Lawson, University of Massachusetts
Expanding the utility of the zebrafish as a model to study lymphatic development
Todd McDevitt, University of California, San Francisco
Engineering cardiac microtissues to interrogate mechanisms of heterotypic interactions
Song Hu, University of Virginia
Listening with light: photoacoustic microscopy of the microcirculation in vivo

Sessions Proposed by Members:

Vascular Transcriptomics: Discovery and Therapeutic Opportunities
Organized by Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago

Session Chairs: Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago and Nicholas Gale, Regeneron
Henar Cuervo, University of Illinois at Chicago
Transcriptomic analysis of vascular pericytes and pericyte-associated disease
Christer Betsholtz, Karolinska Institute/Uppsala University
Vascular single-cell transcriptomics
Amber Stratman, Washington University in St. Louis
Transcriptomic analysis of vascular smooth muscle cells in zebrafish
Gavin Thurston, Regeneron
Transcriptomic analysis of tumor vasculature

Bioengineering of Vascularized Tissues for Regenerative Medicine
Organized by Ngan Huang, Stanford University
Details under Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop

Therapeutic Potential of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Endothelial Cells
Organized by: Juan Melero-Martin, Boston Children’s Hospital
Details under Development and Genetics Workshop 



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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL147502-01 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.