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Vascular Biology 2017

Vascular Biology

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Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA


on the Monterey Peninsula


October 15-19, 2017

Keynote Lecture by Dr. Nancy Speck 
Hematopoietic stem cell formation from hemogenic endothelium

Nancy A. Speck, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop VII

Organized by Brian Black, University of California, San Francisco and
Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vascular Progenitors
Genetic compensation and transcriptional adaptation during vascular development
Didier Stainier, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Developmental mechanisms and origins of coronary arteries
Bin Zhou, Albert Einstein School of Medicine

Vascular Cell Biology
New Roles for BMP Signaling in Angiogenesis
Victoria Bautch, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Coordination of angiogenesis by asymmetric cell division
Shane Herbert, University of Manchester

Vascular Signaling
Regulation of vascular morphogenesis
Brant Weinstein, NICHD/NIH
Hemodynamic control of vascular development
Mark Kahn, University of Pennsylvania
A rap song about vascular cell adhesion
Mark Ginsberg, University of California, San Diego

Coronary Vascular Development
Blood flow stimulated behaviors that regulate artery size and shape
Kristy Red-Horse, Stanford University
Developmental programming of the cardiac lymphatics towards immunomodulation and improved heart repair
Paul Riley, Oxford University

Transcriptional Control/Gene Regulation
Identification and characterization of injury and regeneration-responsive endocardial enhancer elements
Brian Black, University of California, San Francisco
Untangling the regulatory pathways controlling vascular differentiation
Sarah De Val, Oxford University

Lymphatic Development
Building lymphatic vessels in vertebrates: Insights from zebrafish
Karina Yaniv, Weizmann Institute
Transcriptional control of valve development in the lymphatic vasculature
Natasha Harvey, University of South Australia

Vascular Heterogeneity
Guidance of vascular patterning
Anne Eichmann, Yale University
Vessel heterogeneity and generation of vascular niches in bone
Ralf H. Adams, Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop VI

Organized by Craig Simmons, University of Toronto and
Jessica Wagenseil, Washington University in St. Louis
with Kayla Bayless, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford University

Vascular Tissue Engineering
Human textiles: A new generation of completely biological tissue engineered blood vessels
Nicolas L’Heureux, Université de Bordeaux
Cardiovascular tissue engineering
Christopher Breuer, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

The effects of extracellular matrix stiffening on endothelial cell health
Cynthia Reinhart-King, Cornell University
The effects of membrane cholesterol and extracellular matrix elasticity on vascular smooth muscle cell mechanics and migration
Zhongkui Hong, University of South Dakota

Vascular Mechanics
Mechanisms and mechanics of pulmonary arterial stiffening
Naomi Chesler, University of Wisconsin
Elastic fibers and the mechanics of developing arteries
Jessica Wagenseil, Washington University

Vascular Calcification
Insights into vascular biology from rare disease
Cynthia St. Hillaire, University of Pittsburgh
Biomechanical regulation of fibrocalcific aortic valve disease
Craig Simmons, University of Toronto
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of aortic valve remodeling
Katherine E. Yutzey, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Extracellular Matrix and Disease
Differences in extracellular matrix define disease susceptibility and progression in elastic vs muscular arteries
Robert Mecham, Washington University, St. Louis
New insights into arterial disease in Marfan syndrome
Francesco Ramirez, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Vascular Imaging
Integrating 4-D light-sheet imaging and hemodynamic shear forces to elucidate endocardial Notch-Nrg1-ErbB2 signaling and trabeculation
Tzung Hsiai, University of California, Los Angeles
Matrix metalloproteinase-targeted imaging of vascular remodeling in aortic aneurysms
Mehran Sadeghi, Yale University

Engineering Angiogenesis
3D printing of tissue constructs with perfusable vascular networks
Jordan Miller, Rice University
Vascularization of tissue engineered constructs: alternative foreign body responses
Michael Sefton, University of Toronto


Special Symposia


Pre-Conference Meeting for Trainees

Organizers: Heena Kumra, McGill University and Mary Wallingford, University of Washington
Sunday, October 15 - 2:00-6:00pm
Requires an additional registration fee of $25.

Featuring Guest Speaker: George E. Davis, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Missouri-Columbia
Molecular basis of capillary tube network assembly

Panel Discussion on Career Transitions: 
Early Stage Postdoctoral Fellow: Nick Chavkin, Hirschi Lab, Yale Univeristy
Early Stage PI: Stefania Nicoli, Yale University
Senior PI: George Davis, University of Missouri
Industry Representative: Nicholas Gale, Regeneron
NIH Representative: Zorina Galis, NHLBI

Abstracts presentations: Seven poster presenters will be given the opportunity to give an oral presentation at this meeting*

Refreshments will be served

*Session organizers will select the abstracts for presentation and the authors must be registered for this session.

Award Presentations and Lectures

Wednesday, October 18 - 2:00-4:00pm

Earl P. Benditt Award Lecture
Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease: A Translational Journey
Peter Libby, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Judah Folkman Award in Vascular Biology Lecture
Insights into the Mechanobiology of the Endothelium
Guillermo García-Cardeña, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Springer Junior Investigator Award Lecture
TBD - award is based on abstract submission and an application
Click here for application information

Joint Sessions:

Engineering Vascular Morphogenesis
Joint Workshop Session
Thursday, October 19 - 8:30am-12:00pm

GTPase regulation of actomyosin during blood vessel tubulogenesis
Ondine Cleaver, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Leveraging Instructive Cues from the ECM to Direct Tissue Development
Jean Schwarzbauer, Princeton University
Vascular Smooth Muscle: A Developmental Mosaic
Mark Majesky, University of Washington

Bioengineering Organ-Specific Vasculatures
Organizer: Juan Melero-Martin of Boston Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, October 17 - 2:00-4:00pm

Engraftment of bioengineered vascular networks
Juan Melero-Martin, Boston Children’s Hospital
Organ specific vascular niche-derived angiocrine factors induce specification and self-renewal of stem cells
Shahin Rafii, Weill Medical College at Cornell
A perfused Blood-Brain Barrier on a chip
Christopher C.W. Hughes, University of California, Irvine

Vascular Therapeutics
Organizers: Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois at Chicago and
Weilan Ye, Genentech
Wednesday, October 18 - 7:00-9:00pm

Modulating ECM assembly to alter tumor vascular barrier function
Weilan Ye, Genentech
Lymphangiogenesis and lymphatic endothelial barrier as targets in regenerative medicine
Giorgia Jurisic, Novartis
Wnt/beta-catenin signaling as a therapeutic target for blood-brain barrier repair in neurological disorders
Dritan Agalliu, Columbia University
Somatic mutations in hematopoietic cells contribute to cardiovascular disease: New mechanisms, new targets
Kenneth Walsh, Boston University

Register online through October 11 and save $.  ($20 surcharge for onsite registrations)

Abstract Submission - no longer accepting abstracts.


NAVBO gratefully acknowledges Educational grants from the following:

GenentechSpacerBox RegeneronSpacerBox              DeptBioEng UWSpacerBox   ScienceSignaling AAAS




Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL137350-01 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.