Early Career Research Roundtable

If you are interested in presenting at a future Roundtable,
please contact Adrienne Mueller.

Next Virtual Roundtable: September 9, 2021 | 4-5 pm

Lorry Lokey (SIM1), Rm G1002 / Zoom (pw: 625291)

Tomi Obafemi, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lab of Anson Lee, MD

"High Resolution Mapping of Ventricular Tachycardia and Ex Vivo MRI Using a Langendorff Model"

Rohan Shad, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Lab of William Hiesinger, MD

"Deep Learning and High Dimensional Cardiovascular Imaging"

Past Roundtables

August 12, 2021 

Mathias Peirlinck, ScD


Lab of Ellen Kuhl, PhD

"The Digital Twin Heart for Improved Patient Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment Planning"

James Jahng, PhD


Lab of Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD

"Modeling Cardiomyopathy in a Dish"

July 8, 2021 

Eran Blacher, PhD


Lab of Katrin Andreasson

"The Intestine as a Second Front of Innate Immune Activation After Stroke"

Herra Ahmad

Graduate Student

Lab of Jaiswal Siddhartha, MD, PhD

"Single-cell Analysis of Human Atherosclerotic Lesions Harboring CHIP-mutated Blood Cells"

June 1o, 2021 | Video

Annika M. Dries, BA

Medical Student

Lab of Victoria N. Parikh, MD, PhD

"Defining the Genetic Architecture of PKP2 Cardiomyopathy"

Vedant Pargaonkar, MBBS

Research Scientist

Lab of Jennifer Tremmel, MD

"Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Chest Pain and no Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease"

May 13, 2021 | Video

Alice Popejoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Biomedical Data Sciences

Lab of Carlos Bustamante, PhD

"Diversity Measures and [Mis]Classification in Research and Precision Medicine"

Yosuke Tanigawa

PhD Student
Biomedical Informatics program

Lab of Gill Bejerano, PhD

"Which TF is Functionally Important in your Open Chromatin Data?"

April 8, 2021 | Video

Dilip Thomas, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Institute

Lab of Joseph Wu, MD, PhD

"Elucidating the Effects of Spaceflight on Engineered Heart Tissues"

Jack Hu

PhD Student
Materials Science and Engineering

Lab of Jennifer Dionne, PhD

"Sensitive and Multiplexed Genetic Analysis with High Quality Factor Metasurfaces"

March 11, 2021

Christopher Madl, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Microbiology and Immunology

Lab of Helen Blau, PhD

"Engineering Cellular Microenvironments to Probe the Dynamics of Mechanotransduction"

Ivan Carcamo Oribe, PhD

Senior Research Scientist – Basic Life, Medicine / Cardiovascular Medicine

Lab of Josh Knowles, MD, PhD

"Modeling Insulin Resistance With Human iPSCs: Past and Future Challenges"

February 11, 2021

Bibek Paudel, PhD

Lab of Kari Nadeau, MD, PhD

"Using Electronic Health Records to Understand Personal and Public Health Risks"

Kenzo Ichimura, MD, PhD

Lab of Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD

"Vascular Adaptation of the Right Ventricle to an Increased Afterload in Pulmonary Hypertension"

December 10, 2020

Brian Wayda, MD

Lab of Kiran Khush, MD

"Impact and cost-effectiveness of using HCV+ donors for heart transplant: a simulation-based policy analysis"

Alexander Perino, MD

Lab of Paul J. Wang, MD

"Improving hard outcomes for heart failure patients with atrial fibrillation through rhythm control"

November 12, 2020

Asuka Eguchi, PhD

Lab of Helen Blau, PhD

"Role of Telomere Dysfunction in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Cardiomyopathy"

Francesca Briganti, PhD

Lab of Mark Mercola, PhD

"RBM20 regulation: New opportunities for targeted treatment of DCM"

October 8, 2020

Anthony Crimarco, PhD

Postdoc, School of Medicine
Christopher Gardner Lab

"Results of a Clinical Trial Comparing the Effect of Consuming Plant-based Meats vs. Animal Meats on TMAO and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Generally Healthy Adults"

Neil Kalwani, MD

Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine
Paul Heideinreich Lab

"Impact of Productivity Measurement and Practice Staffing on Cardiologist Productivity in the Veterans Health Administration"

September 10, 2020

Hesam Movassagh, PHD

Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy & Asthma Research
Kari Nadeau Lab

"A Non-redundant Role for Particulate Pollutants in Dysregulation of Circulating Monocyte"

Shravani Pasupneti, MD

Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine
Mark Nicolls Lab

"Endothelial HIF-2α as a Key Endogenous Mediator Preventing Emphysema"

August 13, 2020

Soah Lee, PhD

Sean Wu Lab

"Contact Inhibition in Cardiomyocyte Proliferation"

Chengyi Tu, PhD

Joseph Wu Lab

"A human iPSC platform for tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy"

July 9, 2020

Fudi Wang, PhD

Elsie Ross Lab

"Predictive Accuracy of a Polygenic Risk Score–Enhanced Prediction Model for Peripheral Artery Disease"

Toru Ikezoe, PhD

Ronald Dalman Lab

"Hyperlipidemia and abdominal aortic aneurysms"

June 11, 2020

Vahid Serpooshan, PhD

Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology

"Cardiovascular tissue bioprinting; From basic science to clinical research"

Jiannan Li, PhD

Peter Yang Lab

"Bridging soft-rigid tissues with hybrid bioprinting"

May 14, 2020

Mark Chandy, MD

Joseph Wu Lab

"Atlas of Exosomal microRNAs Secreted from Human iPSC-derived Cardiac Cell Types"

Emma Monte, PhD

Michael Snyder Lab

"Searching for a cardiomyopathy-stratifying phenotype using iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes"

February 13, 2020

Paul Bollyky, MD, DPhil

Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

"Treating Biofilms with Bacteriophages"

Stephanie Lindsey, PhD

Alison Marsden Lab

"Origins and treatment of congenital heart disease: a combined experimental-computational approach"

January 16, 2019

Ngan Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

"A Biomaterials-based Approach for Vascular Regeneration"

Joscha Mulorz, MD

Philip Tsao Lab

"Accelerating effects of nicotine and e-cigarettes on experimental aortic aneurysms"

December 16, 2019

Paul Bollyky, MD, DPhil

Associate Professor
School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

"Treating Biofilms with Bacteriophages"

Xiaoming Ouyang, PhD

Joesph Wu Lab

"The Antitumor Effects of an Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC)-based Cancer Vaccine in Pancreatic Cancer"

November 14, 2019

Ansuman Satpathy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy

"Single-Cell Genomics in Cancer Immunotherapy"

Francesca Briganti, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Mark Mercola Lab

"RBM20 Regulation in Healthy and Diseased Cardiomyocytes: A New Opportunity for Targeted Therapeutics"

October 17, 2019

Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD

Director, BioADD

"Therapeutic delivery of degrading disulfiram for the restoration of heart and brain functions affected by persistent Lyme disease"

Adam Bush, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Shreyas Vasanawala Lab

"Simultaneous, Motion Robust Liver and Cardiac Iron Assessment using Rosette MRI"

September 19, 2019

Edgar Engleman, MD

Professor of Pathology and Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology)

"Manipulating Myeloid Cells for the Treatment of Disease"

Ying Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Nicholas Leeper Lab

"Clonally-expanding smooth muscle cells promote atherosclerosis by escaping efferocytosis and activating the complement cascade"

August 20, 2019

Paul Bollyky, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbiology and Immunology

"Targeting Hyaluronan Synthesis to Promote Heart Transplant Survival"

Hao Zhang, MD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joe Wu Lab

"Generation of Quiescent Cardiac Fibroblasts from Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for in vitro Modeling of Cardiac Fibrosis"

June 12, 2019

Guillem Pratx, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology & Medical Physics

"Human-derived microphysiological tissue models: The next frontier for PET imaging"

Sangkyun Cho, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joseph Wu Lab

"Mechanosensing by the lamina protects against nuclear rupture, DNA damage, and cell cycle arrest"

May 23, 2019

Themistocles (Tim) Assimes, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, and of Health Research and Policy

"Genetics of Coronary Artery Disease in the Million Veteran Program"

Catherine Tcheandjieu, DVM, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
James Priest Lab, Tim Assimes Lab

"Fine mapping of the 9p21 locus for Coronary Artery Disease in the Million Veteran Program"

April 18, 2019

Helen Blau, PhD

Professor & Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology

"Short telomeres: hallmark of heart failure?"

William Goodyer, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Sean Wu Lab

"Transcriptomic Profiling of the Developing Cardiac Conduction System at Single-Cell Resolution"

March 14, 2019

Kristy Red-Horse, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

"Coronary Artery Development and Regeneration"

Nadjet Belbachir, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joseph Wu Lab

"Brugada syndrome: a new gene characterized using IPSC derived cardiomyocytes"

February 20, 2019

Ronald Dalman, MD

Walter Clifford Chidester and Elsa Rooney Chidester Professor of Surgery

"What can Diabetes Teach Us about Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Disease?"

Dan Li, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Marlene Rabinovitch Lab

"ALDH1A3 Regulates Chromatin Remodeling and Pro-proliferative Genes of Smooth Muscle Cells in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension"

January 16, 2019

Eric Appel, PhD

Assistant Professor
Materials Science and Engineering

"Supramolecular Biomaterials for Prevention of Post-Operative Adhesion"

Eneko Axpe, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Eric Appel Lab

"Solute diffusion in hydrogels"

December 12, 2018

Jayakumar Rajadas, PhD

  • Founding Director, Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory, Stanford Medicine
  • Adjunct Full Professor, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF

"Survival of the Sickest: Pharmaceutical interventions to improve transplanted stem cells and solid organ survival"

Ke Yuan, PhD, FAHA

Postdoctoral Fellow
Vinicio de Jesus Perez Lab

"Lung Pericytes act as Smooth Muscle Cell Precursors in Hypoxia Induced Pulmonary Hypertension"

Edward Lau, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joseph Wu Lab

"Using gene-publication distance for disease annotation and target prioritization"

November 27, 2018

Michelle C. Odden, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Research & Policy

"Cardiovascular Prevention, Healthy Aging, and Heterogeneity in Risk"

Alice B. Popejoy, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Carlos Bustamante Lab

"Beyond 'Other': Examining Race, Ethnicity, and Ancestry in Clinical Genomics"

Siyeon Rhee, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Kristy Red-Horse Lab

"Coronary angiogenesis and non-compaction cardiomyopathy"

October 10, 2018

PI: Eugene Butcher, MD

Klaus Bensch Professor in Pathology

"High dimensional single cell profiling of blood vascular endothelial cells: endothelial origins and differentiation in immune angiogenesis"

Jan W. Buikema, MD PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Sean Wu Lab

"Wnt Signaling Induces Maturation Arrest and Massive Expansion of Beating Human iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes"

Joetsaroop Bagga

Medical Student (MS3)
Tomas Quertermous Lab

"The role of vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype in coronary artery disease"

September 12, 2018

PI: Erik Ingelsson, MD, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

"Combining Human–omics and Molecular Biology to Understand Insulin Resistance and Related Conditions"

Lei Tian, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Joseph Wu Lab

"Single-Cell RNA-seq Identifies Molecular and Functional Signatures of Organ-Specific Endothelium"

Adelaida Palla, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Helen Blau Lab

"Novel Inflammatory Mediator that is Essential for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration"

August 22, 2018

PI: Michael Snyder, PhD

Stanford B. Ascherman Professor and Chair of Genetics and Director of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

"Personal Profiles with Wearables"

Kevin Brulois, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Pathology, Stanford
Eugene Butcher Lab

"Single Cell Transcriptomics of Blood Endothelial Cells"

Cheng-Yu Tsai, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford
Ronglih Liao Lab

"Stress hormones Linking Cigarette Smoking to Cardiac Dysfunction"

July 25, 2018

PI: Holden Maecker, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Stanford University

"Assessing Human Immune Competence: Relation to Cardiovascular Risk"

Qing Liu, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Genetics
Michael Snyder Lab

"Crosstalk between GATA4 and Mitochondria During Cardiomyocyte Differentiation upon Exposure to Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors"

Kwang-Min Kim, PhD

Basic Life Science Research Scientist
Jay Rajadas Lab

"Human 3D In Vitro Neurovasculature Model for the Application of Human Vascular Disease Study"

June 5, 2018

PI: Thomas Quertermous, MD

William G. Irwin Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford Department of Medicine

"Mechanisms of Coronary Artery Disease Risk: Lessons from the GWAS"

Fahd Yunus, MD

Internal Medicine Resident, Stanford
Mintu Turakhia Lab

"Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: Select Findings from the SMASH-AF Meta-Analysis Study Cohort"

Daniela Zanetti, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford
Erik Ingelsson Lab

"Studies of Urinary Biomarkers in the UK Biobank"