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Meritorious Awards Accordions

Meritorious Awards Accordions Earl P. Benditt 2021 Recipient of the Earl P. Benditt Award The NAVBO Meritorious Awards Committee and Council are pleased to announce the selection of Guillermo Oliver, MS, PhD, as the 2021 recipient of the Earl P. Benditt Award in recognition of his numerous contributions to our understanding of the cell biology…

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CARMEN HALABI, M.D., PH.D.

CARMEN HALABI, M.D., PH.D. May 1, 2021 Department of Pediatrics Division of Nephrology Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Primary Research: The overall goal of the lab is to understand the role of the extracellular matrix, particularly the elastic fiber, in vascular development and disease such as aneurysms and hypertension. We utilize mouse…

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Regulation of Endothelial Cell Specialization

Regulation of Endothelial Cell Specialization April 1, 2021 KAREN HIRSCHI, PH.D. Department of Cell Biology University of Virginia KAREN HIRSCHI – Karen K. Hirschi initially studied nutritional biochemistry, receiving her BS in this field at The Pennsylvania State University and her PhD at the University of Arizona. She then did postdoctoral training in vascular cell and…

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RIO SUGIMURA, M.D., PH.D.

RIO SUGIMURA, M.D., PH.D. April 1, 2021 School of Biomedical Sciences Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine University of Hong Kong Hong Kong, China Primary Research: Our Blood Engineering Lab (BEL) has been launched at the University of Hong Kong in December 2020. The mission of the BEL is to define fundamental principles of anti-cancer…

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The Lymphatic Vasculature: Developmental Mechanisms and Functional Roles

The Lymphatic Vasculature: Developmental Mechanisms and Functional Roles March 4, 2021 GUILLERMO OLIVER, PH.D. Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute Northwestern University GUILLERMO OLIVER – His laboratory focuses in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling organ formation in mammals. In particular, their research aims to address key aspects related to the development of the visual system and…

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YI FAN, M.D., PH.D.

YI FAN, M.D., PH.D. March 1, 2021 Department of Radiation Oncology, Cardiovascular Institute and Abramson Cancer Center University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Primary Research: Our research focuses on tissue microenvironment. The goal of our research is to develop new therapeutics in cancer and regenerative medicine by reprogramming endothelial cells, myeloid cells, and stem cells. The…

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Somatic Oncogenic Mutations in the Endothelium Drive Vascular Malformations

Somatic Oncogenic Mutations in the Endothelium Drive Vascular Malformations January 7, 2021 JASON FISH, PH.D. Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology University Health Network – Toronto Senior Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute JASON FISH – Dr. Jason Fish completed his PhD at the University of Toronto in the laboratory of Dr. Philip Marsden in…

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