The Rabinovitch/Bland Lab

2006-07 Cardiopulmonary Research-in-Progress Seminars

Mark B. Taubman, MD, University of Rochester
"Tissue Factor as a Mediator of Cardiovascular Disease: New Roles for an Old Molecule"
The 6th Annual Evans Family Lecture in Pulmonary Medicine
Sponsored by the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
James E. Loyd, MD
, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Basic Mechanisms in Familial PAH"
Falk Center Library

Rosemary J. Akhurst, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
"Genetic Variation of Vascular Development and Disease: Role of TGFbeta and its Modifier Genes"

Dariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School
"Trans Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: The Current Evidence"


David N. Cornfield , MD, Stanford University
"Molecular Regulation of Oxygen Sensing in the Developing Lung"

Falk Center Library
Co-Sponsored with the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Gary K. Owens, PhD
, University of Virginia School of Medicine
"Molecular Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation in Development and Disease"


Joseph Lin, MD, Stanford University
"Alveolar Capillary Endothelial Repair"

Falk Center Library
Benoit G. Bruneau, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
"Chromatin Remodeling Complexes and the Transcriptional Regulation of Cardiac Morphogenesis"

Yoav I. Henis, PhD, Tel Aviv University, Israel
“Dynamics of Ras and Src Membrane Interactions in Live Cells"

Ann M. Arvin, MD, Stanford University
"Molecular Mechanisms of Varicella-Zoster Virus Pathogenesis and Innate Host Cell Responses"
1/18/07 Zea Borok, MD,University of California, San Francisco
"Alveolar Epithelial Cell Plasticity"
2/1/07 Idit Matot , MD, PhD,Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel
"Adenosine Modulation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Lung Injury"
2/8/07 Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD, FACS, Stanford University
"Bone Marrow Mediated Pathways of Blood Vessel Growth in Human Health and Disease"
Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD, Stanford University
"Viral-Induced Pulmonary Vascular Occlusive Disease in Mts1 Overexpressing Mice"

Brian Kobilka , MD, Stanford University
"Beta 2 Adrenoceptor Structure and Activation"

David B. Lewis, MD, Stanford University
"T-Cell Immune Control of Cytomegalovirus and its Indirect Effects on the Cardiac Allograft"

Kurt R. Stenmark, MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado
"Inflammatory and Progenitor Cells in Vascular Remodeling and Stiffening"

Christopher K. Zarins, MD, Stanford University
"Biomechanical Factors in Atherosclerotic Plaque Formation and Artery Wall Remodeling"

Nesrine El-Bizri , PhD, Stanford University
"Bone Morphogenetic Protein Type IA Receptor in Vascular Development and Disease"

Joanna K. Wysocka, PhD, Stanford University
"Role of Histone Methylation in Memory of the Cell Fate"

Michele P. Calos, PhD, Stanford University
"Phage Integrases for Site-Specific Genomic Integration and Gene Therapy"

Oliver Eickelberg, MD, University of Giessen School of Medicine, Germany
"RACK (receptor for activated C-kinase) on the Rack of Pulmonary


8:00 AM
LPCH Auditorium

The 7th Annual Dunlevie Lecture
Sponsored by the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Stephen L. Archer, MD
, Chief of Cardiology, Harold H Hines Jr. Professor of Cardiology, University of Chicago
"Pulmonary Hypertension 2007: An Update on Diagnostic Criteria, Mechanisms, and Experimental Treatments for the Clinician"

Bernard Thebaud, MD, PhD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
"Stem Cells to Repair the Developing Lung"

Richard D. Bland, MD, Stanford University
"Molecular Basis of Defective Alveolar Formation in Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease"

Mark Krasnow, MD, PhD, Stanford University
"Branching Morphogenesis of the Lung" (tentative title)

Ching-Pin Chang, MD, PhD, Stanford University
"Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Development"
(tentative title)

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