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NHLBI 70th Anniversary: Hearts, Spiders, and Relaxation: Voyages in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy


NHLBI 70th Anniversary: Upcoming Lectures Focus on Heart Disease Genetics, Women's Health

When: April 25, 2018
           10:00 - 11:30am EDT

Where:  NIH Main Campus
             Masur Auditorium

Website:  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2018/nhlbi-70th-anniversary-lecture-series




"Hearts, Spiders, and Relaxation: Voyages in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

Christine Seidman, M.D.

Thomas W. Smith Professor of Medicine and Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston

Dr. Seidman is the founding Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Her research aims to discover genes, mutations, and mechanisms for human heart muscle disorders. She has identified genetic causes for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, defined the consequences of mutations on biophysical properties of cardiac muscle, and described cell and molecular responses to these abnormalities.