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Scott Johnstone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute

Research Interests: large vessel disease, smooth muscle cells, endothelial cells, macrophages, cell signaling, gap junctions, pannexins, cell proliferation, inflammation, vascular healing

NAVBO Activities: NAVBO Member since 2020; attended 2022 NAVBO meeting and co-chaired a session at this meeting; attended several NAVBO online seminars. My graduate student Meghan Sedovy attended Vasculata and presented virtually at the 2021 NAVBO meeting, and at one of the online seminars. My new post-doctoral researcher that will attend the 2023 Vasculata meeting.

Related Experience: I have been a co-editor for the Journal of Vascular Research (JVR) since 2020. I have organized several national and international meetings including the International Gap Junction Meeting (IGJM) in Glasgow, Scotland in 2017. I co-chaired a session at the IGJM in 2022. I have initiated and organized our Centre for Vascular and Heart Research Symposium at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute, This is an annual meeting in its second year that aims to increase interactions and collaborations with cardiovascular researchers and clinicians in the Mid-Atlantic region. I am a member of the American Heart Association and have served on several study sections for the last three years, primarily the career development awards, but also on others.