Frontiers in Cardiovascular Science


Frontiers seminars take place on Tuesdays from 12–1pm
(unless otherwise noted).

In-person and Zoom options available for all seminars,
details for each seminar listed below.

Download the Fall 2022 flyer

Questions? Please contact Francesca Mae G. Tongco.

Upcoming Seminars

Dec December 06 Tue 2022

Targeting Angiogenesis in Pulmonary Hypertension: From Bench to Bedside

Vinicio de Jesus Perez, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM); Co-Director, Stanford Translational Investigator Program (TIP); Director of PACCM Faculty and Fellow Diversity and Inclusion; Chair-elect, ATS Pulmonary Circulation Assembly, Chair, 3CPR Scientific & Clinical Education Lifelong Learning Committee (SCILL), Stanford University School of Medicine

Dec December 13 Tue 2022

Gootter Foundation Lecture

A Journey from Drug-Induced Torsades to Implementing Genomic Medicine

Dan Mark Roden, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, and Biomedical Informatics Senior Vice President for Personalized Medicine Vanderbilt University Medical Center

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Jan January 10 Tue 2023

Charles C. Hong , MD, PhD
Dr. Melvin Sharoky Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiology Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Jan January 24 Tue 2023

Li Qian, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Associate Director of McAllister Heart Institute, CFAC Chair of Animal Cores, Faculty Director of UNC Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Core, UNC School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Feb February 07 Tue 2023

Young-Sup Yoon, MD, PhD
Director of Stem Cell Biology, Bruce R. Logue Chair, Division of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Emory University School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Feb February 28 Tue 2023

Sanjay Sinha, MD, PhD
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Senior Research Fellow and Professor in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, University of Cambridge

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Mar March 07 Tue 2023

Katherine Yutzey, PhD
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Mar March 13 Mon 2023

Stephen Y. Chan, MD, PhD
Director, Vascular Medicine Institute; Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Mar March 20 Mon 2023

Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Edward J. Schaefer Professor of Engineering and Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Mar March 27 Mon 2023

Ying Ge, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell & Regenerative Biology; Professor, Department of Chemistry; Director of Mass Spectrometry, Human Proteomics Program, School of Medicine & Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Apr April 03 Mon 2023

Aikaterini Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Director of Interdisciplinary Training Program in Muscle Biology, Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Apr April 10 Mon 2023

Mario Delmar, MD, PhD
Patricia and Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Apr April 17 Mon 2023

Guohao Dai, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Northeastern University College of Engineering

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

Apr April 23 - 24 Sun-Sun 2023

Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium

For researchers, pharmaceutical companies, investment groups, and those in the wider biomedical community interested in discovering new drugs and improving patient care. This will be a hybrid event.

May May 01 Mon 2023

Pilar Alcaide, PhD
Kenneth and JoAnn G. Wellner Professor, Associate Professor of Immunology, Tufts University School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

May May 08 Mon 2023

Asrar B. Malik, PhD
Schweppe Family Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Pharmacology, The University of Illinois at Chicago

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

May May 15 Mon 2023

Naomi Chesler , PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, UCI Samueli School of Engineering

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom

May May 22 Mon 2023

Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology
Washington University School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom 

May May 29 Mon 2023

Rong Wang, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery; Mildred V. Strouss Endowed Chair in Vascular Surgery; Director, Laboratory for Accelerated Vascular Research, UCSF

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom 

Jun June 05 Mon 2023

Katherine Wu, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The John Hopkins Medical Institutions

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom 

Jun June 12 Mon 2023

Svati Shah, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Genomics and Director of Precision Genomics Collaboratory, Director of Duke Adult Cardiovascular Genetics Clinic, Co-Director of Translational Research Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, and Vice-Chief of Translational Research, Division of Cardiology, Duke University School of Medicine

12 - 1 pm @ BMI 1021/Tung Conference Room or via Zoom 

Past Seminars

Monday, Nov 28, 2022

Victor Dzau Distinguished Lecture & Stanford-Cornell Annual Retreat Symposium

From The Heart to The Brain: Children as The Golden Age
Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
Physician-in-Chief, The Mount Sinai Hospital Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Nov November 22 Tue 2022

Heart Failure is an Acquired and Treatable Disease
Robin M. Shaw, MD, PhD
Director, Nora Eccles Harrison Cardiovascular Research and Training Institute Nora Eccles Harrison Presidential Endowed Chair and Professor of Medicine

Nov November 15 Tue 2022

Structural Insights into the Complex Biology of Mu-Opioid Receptor Agonists
Brian Kobilka, MD
Helene Irwin Fagan Chair in Cardiology Stanford University Nobel Prize in 2012 

Nov November 08 Tue 2022

Biomechanical Signaling and Cardiovascular Tissue Regeneration
Yibing Qyang, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)and of Pathology Director of Yale Stem Cell Research Forum Section of Cardiovascular Medicine Yale Stem Cell Center Yale University School of Medicine

Oct October 31 Mon 2022

Engineering hiPSC-Myocytes to Study Disease & Treat Heart Failure
Michael Regnier, PhD
Director, UW Center for Translational Muscle Research, Professor of Bioengineering, School of Medicine & College of Engineering, University of Washington

Oct October 17 Mon 2022

Molecular Mechanisms Linking Mutations in Smooth Muscle α-actin (ACTA2) to Diverse Vascular Diseases | Video
Dianna M. Milewicz, MD, PhD
President George H.W. Bush Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vice Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Director of the Division of Medical Genetics, Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program, Director of the John Ritter Research Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School

Oct October 10 Mon 2022

Metabolic Cross talk in Heart Repair | Video (SUNet ID required)
Arjun Deb, MD
Professor, Cardiology; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Director, UCLA Cardiovascular Medicine Research Theme, UCLA

Oct October 03 Mon 2022

E Pluribus Unum: Cardiovascular Surgery, Science, and Engineering | Video (SUNet ID required)
Y. Joseph Woo, MD
Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine; Professor, by courtesy, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

Sep September 26 Mon 2022

Release of Extracellular Vesicles in the Heart - signaling entities or garbage bags? | Video
Åsa Gustafsson, PhD
Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Sep September 19 Mon 2022

A Clinical Risk Prediction Score for Avertable Sudden Cardiac Death | Video
Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
Price Professor and Associate Director, Smidt Heart Institute Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center Director, Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention Director, Division of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Dept of Medicine

Sep September 12 Mon 2022

Regenerating and Rejuvenating Aged Muscles by Targeting a “Gerozyme”
Helen M. Blau, PhD
Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation Professor, Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology and Professor, By Courtesy, of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Sep September 05 Mon 2022

Big Data for Managing Health
Michael Snyder, PhD
Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Genetics, Chair Department of Genetics, and Director of Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jun June 13 Mon 2022

Across Heart Failure: Common Congestion And Less Common Pathways | Video
Lynne W. Stevenson, MD
Professor of Medicine Fellowship Director, Heart Failure Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jun June 06 Mon 2022

Pediatric Heart Failure Secretome in Pathologic Remodeling and Mitochondrial Dysfunction | Video (SUNet ID Required)
Carmen (Kika) Sucharov, PhD
Professor Director, Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Laboratory
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

May May 30 Mon 2022

Mechanisms of Structural Degeneration of Bioprosthetic Heart Valves and Mitigation Strategies | Video
Giovanni Ferrari, PhD
Associate Professor, Columbia University Departments of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research & Columbia Biobank for Translational Science (CBTS)

May May 23 Mon 2022

Endothelial Cell Lipid Metabolism in Health and Disease | Video (SUNet ID required)
William Sessa, PhD
Senior Vic President, Chief Scientific Officer of Internal Medicine, Pfizer Alfred Gilman Professor Emeritus of Pharmacology; Vice Chairman, Pharmacology; Director, Vascular Biology & Therapeutics Program, Yale School of Medicine

May May 16 Mon 2022

Chemerin as a Link Between Obesity and Hypertension | Video
Stephanie W Watts, PhD, FAHA
Professor Pharmacology and Toxicology
Michigan State University

May May 09 Mon 2022

ROS (Redox) Signaling, Endothelial Metabolism and Angiogenesis | Video (SUNet ID required)
Masuko Ushio-Fukai, PhD, FAHA
Professor, Director of the Redox Signaling Program Vascular Biology Center Department of Medicine, Cardiology
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

May May 02 Mon 2022

Cardio-Oncology: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? | Video
Jun-ichi Abe, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor, Department of Cardiology - Research, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Apr April 25 - 26 Mon-Tue 2022

Stanford Drug Discovery Symposium

Currently a virtual event, taking place on our remote platform

Apr April 18 Mon 2022

Cardiovascular Precision Medicine and Dynamic Genomes | Video (SUNet ID required)
Pradeep Natarajan, MD, MMSC

Director of Preventive Cardiology & Fireman Endowed Chair in Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Apr April 11 Mon 2022

Systematic Expansion of Human Phenotyping to Drive Mechanistic Insights in Biomedicine | Video (SUNet ID required)
Calum A. MacRae, MD, PhD

Vice Chair for Scientific Innovation, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor, Harvard Medical School

Apr April 04 Mon 2022

Genetic Pathways and Modifiers for Cardiomyopathy | Video
Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD

Elizabeth Ward Professor and Director
Center for Genetic Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mar March 29 Tue 2022

Thrombospondin Gene Family Regulates Diverse Aspects | Video (SUNet ID required)
Jeffery D. Molkentin, PhD
Director, Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Co-Director, Heart Institute Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Mar March 22 Tue 2022

The Road to Making Mature Cardiomyocytes: Transcriptional Perspectives | Video
Chulan Kwon, PhD, MS
Director, Cardiovascular Stem Cell Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Heart and Vascular Institute, Johns Hopkins

Mar March 15 Tue 2022

mRNA-Based Approach for Treating Ischemic Heart Disease | Video (SUNet ID required)
Lior Zangi, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Associate Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Mar March 08 Tue 2022

Harnessing Regenerative Mechanisms for Treating Congenital Heart Disease | Video
Bernhard Kühn, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Institute for Heart Regeneration and Therapeutics (I-HRT)
Associate Director, Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research
Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburg School of Medicine

Mar March 01 Tue 2022

Novel NOX and NO Modulating Pathways in Cardiovascular Injury and Protection | Video (SUNet ID required)
Hua Linda Cai, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Professor of Medicine
UCLA

Feb February 22 Tue 2022

Decoding Bone Morphogenetic Protein and Activin Signaling in Congenital Vascular and Heterotopic Ossification Syndromes | Video (SUNet ID required)
Paul B. Yu, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard

Feb February 15 Tue 2022

Drug Delivery for Heart and Lung Repair | Video (SUNet ID required)
Ke Cheng, PhD

Professor, Regenerative Medicine
North Carolina State University

Feb February 01 Tue 2022

Can Injured Heart Valves Self-Repair? | Video
Joy Lincoln, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
Associate Section Chief, Pediatric Cardiology
Peter Sommerhauser Chair of Quality, Outcomes and Research
Director, Cardiovascular Research, The Herma Heart Institute, Children’s Wisconsin

Jan January 25 Tue 2022

Molecular Insights into Vascular Regression | Video (SUNet ID required)
Courtney Griffin, PhD
Member, Cardiovascular Biology Research Program
Scott Zarrow Chair in Biomedical Research
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
Scientific Director, Oklahoma Center for Adult Stem Cell Research

Jan January 18 Tue 2022

Molecular Regulation of Cardiac Function, Regeneration and Disease | Video
DaZhi Wang, PhD
Professor & Director, Heart Institute
College of Medicine Internal Medicine
University of South Florida

Jan January 11 Tue 2022

Mechanisms of Cardiac Sex Disparity | Video
Frank L. Conlon, PhD
Professor, Departments of Biology & Genetics
Director, Biological & Genome Sciences
University of North Carolina