Topics and Speakers for 2015

Dec. 8, 2015, Peter Favreau
"The Inner Light: Exposing Autofluorescence"

Dec. 1, 2015, Andrew Ferretti
"TLR signaling late in B cell activation is necessary for antibody-mediated pulmonary alveolar proteinosis in rasgrp1-deficient mice"

Nov. 17, 2015, Eugene A. Cioffi, Ph.D.
"Sweet slide thru the blood vessels: The glycocalyx revealed"

Nov. 10, 2015, Kristal Webb
“Mathematical Descriptions of Calcium Signaling”

Nov. 3, 2015, Wiltz W. Wagner, Jr., Ph.D.
“Research in past & several other matters of interest concerning the early development & maturation of the CVP lab”

Oct. 27, 2015, Naga S. Annamdevula
“3D Hyperspectral FRET imaging and analysis to measure the cAMP gradients in PMVECs"

Oct. 13, 2015, April Scruggs
“Pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells internalize microparticles"

Oct. 6, 2015, Raymond J. Langley, Ph.D.
Uric acid: A Danger Signal from the RNA World that may have a role in the Epidemic of Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and CardioRenal Disease: Evolutionary Considerations
R.J. Johnson, et al. Semin Nephrol. 2011 September ; 31(5): 394–399. doi:10.1016/j.semnephrol.2011.08.002

Renal systems biology of patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome
E. L. Tsalik, et al. Kidney International advance online publication, 20 May 2015; doi:10.1038/ki.2015.150

Sep. 22, 2015, Glen Borchert, Ph.D.
Noncoding RNAs, Next generation Sequencing and Disease

Sep. 1, 2015, Masahiko Oka, M.D., Ph.D.
What is CTEPH?

Aug. 25, 2015, Ivan F. McMurtry, Ph.D.
Vasoconstriction and Pressure in Pathogenesis of PAH

May 26, 2015, Michael Francis
Impairment of Store-Operated Ca2+ Entry in TRPC4-/- Mice Interferes With Increase in Lung Microvascular Permeability
C. Tiruppathi, et al. Circ Res. 2002;91:70-76; doi 10.1161/01.res.0000023391.40106.a8

May 12, 2015, Joshua Deal
Recent Developments in Hyperspectral Imaging for Assessment of Food Quality and Safety
H. Huang, et al. Sensors 2014, 14, 7248-7276; doi:10.3390/s140407248

May 5, 2015, Ron Balczon, Ph.D.
Association Between Hospitalization for Pneumonia and Subsequent Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
V.F. Corrales-Medina, et al. JAMA. 2015;313(3):264-274. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18229

Apr. 28, 2015, Adam Morrow, Ph.D.
S.B. Prusiner. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA Vol. 95, pp. 13363–13383, November 1998

Apr. 21, 2015, Ed Crockett
Crucial Role of Rho-Kinase in Pressure Overload–Induced Right Ventricular Hypertrophy and Dysfunction in Mice
S. Ikeda, et al. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2014. DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.303320

Apr. 14, 2015, Kathleen McClinton
VE-Cadherin Cleavage by LasB Protease from Pseudomonas aeruginosa Facilitates Type III Secretion System Toxicity in Endothelial Cells
G. Golovkine, et al. (2014) PLoS Pathog 10(3): e1003939. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003939

Apr. 7, 2015, Ningyong Xu
Membrane potential depolarization decreases the stiffness of vascular endothelial cells
C. Callies, et al. Journal of Cell Science 124, 1936-1942. (2011) doi:10.1242/jcs.084657

Mar. 24, 2015, Kaori Oshima
The Pathogenesis of Vascular Occlusive Lesions in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
B. Ranchoux, et al. Circulation. 2015;131:1006-1018. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.008750

Mar. 17, 2015, Troy Stevens, Ph.D.
Store-operated calcium entry in lung endothelium
I.F. Abdullaev, et al. Circ Res. 2008;103:1289-1299. DOI: 10.1161/01.RES.0000338496.95579.56

Mar. 10, 2015, Lauren Cichon
Influence of Acellular Natural Lung Matrix on Murine Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation and Tissue Formation
J. Cortiella, et al. TISSUE ENGINEERING: Part A Volume 16, Number 8, 2010. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2009.0730

Effects of the Decellularization Method on the Local Stiffness of Acellular Lungs
E. Melo, et al. TISSUE ENGINEERING: Part C Volume 20, Number 5, 2014. Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI: 10.1089/ten.tec.2013.0325

Feb. 24, 2015, Sabrina Ramelli
MicroRNA-19a enhances proliferation of bronchial epithelial cells by targeting TGFβR2 gene in severe asthma
I. Haj-Salem, et al. Allergy 2015; 70: 212–219. DOI:10.1111/all.12551

Feb. 10, 2015, John T. Benjamin, MD, MPH
“Assembling an Elastin Scaffold: Does the Saccular Stage Mark a Period of Susceptibility during Lung Development?”

Feb. 3, 2015, Phoibe Renema
The calcium-sensing receptor regulates the NLRP3 inflammasome through Ca2+ and cAMP
G-S Lee, et al. Nature. Vol 492. 6 December 2012. doi:10.1038/nature11588

Jan. 27, 2015, Caleb Hamilton
Accelerated neurodegeneration through chaperone-mediated oligomerization of tau
L.J. Blair, et al.  J Clin Invest. 2013;123(10):4158–4169. doi:10.1172/JCI69003.

Jan. 13, 2015, Brian Fouty, M.D.
"Risks and Benefits of Blood Transfusion in Critical Illness"

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