July 24-27, 2017
University of Illinois Chicago
Organizers: Kishore Wary, Asrar B Malik, and Jan Kitajewski
Co-organizers: Dolly Mehta, Tsutomu Kume, and Jalees Rehman
Vasculata™ 2017 will be an intense 3 1/2 day course introducing the basics of cardiovascular biology and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on new approaches to treating the most common causes of human disease in our society, based on cutting-edge research in the field. Vasculata combines a self-study program and seminars from leaders in the field with optional hands-on workshops, thus providing attendees with a unique learning experience in a discipline not comprehensively covered in textbooks or even by courses in most universities. The self-teaching program, called the vasculata worksheet, will provide a resource we expect attendees will continue to find valuable throughout their careers.
Tunica Media, Tunica Adventitia, Tunica Intima.
Lineage Markers, Crispr/Cas9, Structure/function of Endothelium: Permeability, Leukocyte interactions, Vasoactivity.
Lineage Markers, Structure/function of Smooth Muscle cells and Pericytes
Branch Structure: Arterial branching, Capillaries, Collaterals, Venules and Veins
Developmental Origins and Mechanisms, and Organ Specific Vascular Biology: heart, brain, kidney, retina.
Developmental Disorders, Endothelial Barrier Function and Vascular Permeability
Inflammatory Interactions of Endothelium with Leukocytes and Immune system.
Vascular Disease: Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and tumor angiogenesis.
Translational Cardiovascular Biology and Big data
Hands on Workshops:
Transendothelial electrical resistance measurements
Live cell microscopy
Career Development Sessions:
Transitions from Grad to Post-doc, Post-doc and Beyond
Dinner on Wednesday, July 26th
Mingle with new friends and Vasculata faculty. Indicate that you will attend when you register, but there is no additional fee.
Abstract Submission and Registration Sites are open
Abstracts will be presented as posters only.
The conference will be held at the Moss Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), 909 S Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60612
We have secured dorms rooms at the university and will have more information about them shortly. Double-occupancy is $160 for four nights; single-occupancy is $225 (very limited number of single rooms). Reserve your room when you register.