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 2023 flyer

Questions? Please contact Francesca Mae G. Tongco.

Upcoming Seminars

Dec December 05 Tue 2023

Proteostatic Determinants and The Translational Continuum: A Physician-Scientist’s Journey

Ivor Benjamin, MD
Professor & Director,
Cardiovascular Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

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

Dec December 12 Tue 2023

Alison Marsden, PhD
Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Bioengineering
Stanford University

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

Past Seminars

Nov November 21 Tue 2023

Understanding the Link Between COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Events
Chiara Giannarelli, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Cardiology
Associate Professor of Pathology
NYU Cardiovascular Research Center
NYU Langone Health
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Nov November 14 Tue 2023

Coronary Microvascular Dysfunction Across the Spectrum of Cardiovascular Diseases
Filippo Crea, MD, FESC
Editor-in-Chief, European Heart Journal
ESC Publications Committee Chair, European Society of Cardiology
Professor of Cardiology and Director, Department of Cardiovascular and Pneumological Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

Nov November 07 Tue 2023

Genetic Landscape of Cardiomyopathy in Africans
Ntobeko Ntusi, MBChB
Head of Medicine and Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Groote Schuur Hospital

Oct October 31 Tue 2023

Multi-scale Mechano-Transcriptomics to Elucidate Flow-Mediated Molecular Transducers for Cardiovascular Development, Repair and Protection
Tzung Hsiai, MD, PhD
Professor Bioengineering
Professor, Graduate Programs in Bioscience
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering

Oct October 24 Tue 2023

Extracellular Matrix Regulation of Vascular Cell Fate and Regeneration
Ngan F. Huang, PhD
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Stanford School of Medicine

Oct October 17 Tue 2023

The Role of the Myofilaments in Studies of Cardiomyopathic Thin Filament Variants
Jose Renato Pinto, PhD
Department of Biomedical Sciences
College of Medicine
Florida State University

Oct October 10 Tue 2023

Predicting and Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients Without Systolic Dysfunction | Event brochure
Christine M. Albert, MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Cardiology
Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology
Smidt Heart Institute
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Oct October 03 Tue 2023

Mitochondrial Dynamics and Cardiometabolic Disease
Dale Abel, MD, PhD
William S. Adams Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Chair and Executive Medical Director
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine and UCLA Health

Sep September 26 Tue 2023

Cardiac Arrhythmia Discovery: Innovation Paradigms, Scientific Publishing, and Research Infrastructure
Paul J. Wang, MD
John R. and Ai Giak L. Singleton Director, Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, By Courtesy, of Bioengineering, Stanford University School of Medicine

Sep September 19 Tue 2023

Gene Editing Human Cardiomyocytes to Enhance Regeneration
Charles E. Murry, MD, PhD
Conner Chair and Professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine/Cardiology
Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
University of Washington

Sep September 12 Tue 2023

Advancing Actionable Cardiovascular Science and Clinical Care for Our Patients Living With and Beyond Cancer
Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE
Founders Associate Professor of Cardio-Oncology, Department: Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Jun June 20 Tue 2023

Protein Targets to Mitigate Pathological Remodeling in Hearts by Proteomics Investigations | Video (SUNet ID required)
Alicia Lundby, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences Molecular Cardiology and Membrane Proteins
University of Copenhagen

Jun June 13 Tue 2023

Heart Failure Biomarkers and Biology: Cardiac Metabolism and Beyond | Video (SUNet ID required)
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

Jun June 06 Tue 2023

Individualizing Risk Stratification for Sudden Cardiac Death: Novel Risk Factors and Approaches | Video (SUNet ID required)
Katherine Wu, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, The John Hopkins Medical Institutions

May May 30 Tue 2023

Notch Regulates Arterial Tone and Arteriovenous Malformation | Video
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

May May 23 Tue 2023

A Broken Macrophage Circadian Clock is a Driver of Inflammation and Remodeling in Heart Failure | Video (SUNet ID required)
Sumanth D. Prabhu, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiology
Washington University School of Medicine

May May 16 Tue 2023

Cardiopulmonary Health and Disease: an Inclusive Biomechanics Perspective | Video (SUNet ID required)
Naomi Chesler, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology, UCI Samueli School of Engineering

May May 09 Tue 2023

Endothelial Cell Regulation of Innate Immunity and Infection Control | Video (SUNet ID required)
Asrar B. Malik, PhD
Schweppe Family Distinguished Professor and Department Head, Pharmacology, The University of Illinois at Chicago

May May 02 Tue 2023

A More Perfect Union-Understanding Heart Development via Wet and Dry Lab Research | Video
Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, By Courtesy, of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine

Apr April 24 - 25 Mon-Mon 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.

Apr April 18 Tue 2023

Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes: The Case of ARVC | Video
Mario Delmar, MD, PhD
Patricia and Robert Martinsen Professor of Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine

Apr April 11 Tue 2023

Bioengineered Human Brain Microvasculature and Transcriptional Regulation of Arterial Venous Endothelial Cell Phenotype in Health and Diseases | Video (SUNet ID required)
Guohao Dai, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Northeastern University College of Engineering

Apr April 04 Tue 2023

When a Giant Multitasks: Unraveling Obscurin in the Heart | Video
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

Mar March 28 Tue 2023

Top-down Proteomics for Cardiac Precision Medicine | Video (SUNet ID required)
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

Mar March 21 Tue 2023

Microenvironmental Regulation of Vascular Formation and Regeneration | Video (SUNet ID required)
Sharon Gerecht, PhD
Paul M. Gross Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Professor of Biomedical Engineering; & Associate Dean for Research and Infrastructure, Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Mar March 14 Tue 2023

Lysosomal Dysfunction Reprograms Endothelial Sterol Metabolism in Pulmonary Hypertension and Beyond | Video (SUNet ID required)
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

Mar March 07 Tue 2023

Mechanisms of Heart Valve Maturation and Myxomatous Degeneration | Video
Katherine Yutzey, PhD
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, The Heart Institute Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Feb February 28 Tue 2023

Mending Broken Hearts (and Blood Vessels) Using Pluripotent Stem Cells | Video (SUNet ID required)
Sanjay Sinha, MD, PhD
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Senior Research Fellow and Professor in Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, University of Cambridge

Feb February 21 Tue 2023

Genetic Mechanisms of Smooth Muscle Cell Transitions and their Role in Coronary Artery Disease Risk | Video (SUNet ID required)
Thomas Quertermous, MD
William G. Irwin Professor of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Feb February 14 Tue 2023

The Right Ventricle as a Therapeutic Target in Pulmonary Hypertension | Video (SUNet ID required)
Edda Spiekerkoetter, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Director, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Center of Excellence and HHT Research; Faculty, Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Stanford University School of Medicine

Feb February 07 Tue 2023

Cardiovascular Regeneration with iPSCs and Direct Reprogramming
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

Jan January 31 Tue 2023

Precision Cardiovascular Medicine through Big Data, Informatics and Biotechnology | Video
Louise Sun, MD
Chief of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology & Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Jan January 24 Tue 2023

Altering Cell Fate for Heart Repair | Video
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

Jan January 17 Tue 2023

Cell Engineering: Single Cell Analysis and Mechano-Reprogramming | Video
Song Li, PhD
Chancellor's Professor, Chair of Bioengineering, HSSEAS
Department of Medicine, DGSOM, UCLA

Jan January 10 Tue 2023

Unbiased Phenotype-Based Approach to Biology: Fast Track to Translation | Video (SUNet ID required)
Charles C. Hong , MD, PhD
Dr. Melvin Sharoky Professor of Medicine
Director of Cardiology Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine