The Rabinovitch/Bland Lab

2003/2004 Cardiopulmonary Research–in-Progress Seminars

Francis G. Blankenberg, M.D., Stanford University
"Latest Results of Annexin V Imaging of Cardiovascular Diseases"
Monday, Noon
Room H3150

Kurt R. Stenmark, M.D., University of Colorado
"Mechanisms of Hypoxia-Induced Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling: Resident and Stem Cell Contributions"
Co-sponsored with the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Donald M. McDonald, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
“Cellular Abnormalities of Angiogenic Blood Vessels”

Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
"Non-viral Approaches to Gene Therapy for Muscular Dystrophies"

Peter N. Kao, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
" Statins as Antiproliferative Treatment for Pulmonary Hypertension"
Dean Sheppard, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
"Roles for Integrin-Mediated Spot-Welding with TGFb in Acute Lung Injury,
Pulmonary Fibrosis and Emphysema"

Harold S. Bernstein, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
“Molecular Insights Into Muscle Regeneration”

1/8/04 Uta Francke M.D., Stanford University
"Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Fibrillinopathies"
1/15/04 Paul C. Simpson, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
"Adrenergic Control of Growth & Death in the Heart"
Sanjeev Gambhir, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
"Molecular Imaging Applications for Cardiology"



Robert P. Mecham, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine
“The Assembly of a Vascular Extracellular Matrix: Watching it Happen”
2/19/04 Usha Raj M.D., UCLA School of Medicine
"Molecular Regulation of the Pulmonary Circulation of the Fetus and Newborn by
the Nitric Oxide Signaling Pathway"
Michael Parmacek, M.D., University of Pennsylvania
"Transcriptional Programs Regulating Vascular Development and Disease"


Clark Center, BioX Seminar Series

Peter F Davies, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
“The Focal Origin of Atherosclerosis: Integration of Genomics into
Hemodynamic Endothelial Mechanotransduction In Vivo”
Ching-Pin Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
“A Field of Myocardial-Endocardial NFAT Signaling Underlies Heart Valve Morphogenesis"
Glenn D. Rosen, M.D., Stanford University
Title TBA
Harold A. Chapman, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
"Integrins, Proteases and the Pathobiology of Pulmonary Fibrosis"


Mark Krasnow, Ph.D., Stanford University
"Genetic Dissection of Respiratory System Development" 
Didier Stainier, Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
“Cardiovascular Development in Zebrafish”  
Steven H. Abman, M.D., University of Colorado Health Science Center
"Impaired Vascular Growth in the Pathogenesis of Bronchopulmnary Dysplasia"
6/17/04 Hernan Espinoza, Ph.D., Stanford Univeristy. Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
"Mapping the Gene Expression Program of the Embryonic Mouse Lung"

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