One more reason to quit smoking if you’re pregnant: New findings from our postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Katharina Schimmel, showing the detrimental impact of cigarette smoking during pregnancy on the resilience of newborn hearts to cardiac stress and injury. This work was presented by Dr. Schimmel at AHA 2019 BCVS Early Career Preconference Session and highlighted by American Heart Association News.
Dr. Kevin Alexander spoke at the Annual Scientific Session of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) Conference in San Francisco on September 8th. He was invited to speak about the pathogenesis of Amyloidosis. Dr. Alexander is currently a clinical fellow at Stanford Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology and a postdoctoral fellow at Dr. Liao's lab.
Bruno Podesser was invited to the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute to give a talk on "Tenescin-C in Pressure and Volume Overload" and foster collaboration between Vienna and Stanford. Dr. Podesser is a professor at the Department of Biomedical Research at the Medical University of Vienna and a long-standing expert in physiology and imaging after ischemia/reperfusion injury and post-myocardial infarction remodeling.
Olga Gursky, a leading expert in lipoproteins and function of plasma proteins, visited the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute to give a lecture on "Serum Amyloid A: New Functions for an Ancient Protein." Dr. Gursky is a professor of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine and will be a future collaborator with the Liao lab.