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Vasculata 2017 Program

Vasculata 2017

July 24-27, 2017
Chicago, IL

Preliminary Program

MONDAY, JULY 24

Session I: Tunica Media, Tunica Adventitia, Tunica Intima, and Lineage Markers

Chairs: Asrar B. Malik and Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago
7:50am - 10:00am

Development of Vascular Endothelial Cells
   Kishore Wary, University of Illinois, Chicago
Lineage Tracing in Zebrafish
   Owen Tamplin, University of Illinois, Chicago
Zebrafish Vascular System
   Ramani Ramchandran, Medical College of Wisconsin
Genetic Tools to Study Endothelial Cell Development
   ***Ralf Adams, Max Planck Institute, Münster

Session II: Endothelium: Endothelial Barrier Function, Permeability, and Vasoactivity

Chairs: Asrar B. Malik and Dolly Mehta, University of Illinois, Chicago
10:20am - 12:20pm

Lineage Tracing Studies in Microvessel Repair
   Asrar B. Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago
Calcium Signaling in Vascular Endothelial Cells
   Dolly Mehta, University of Illinois, Chicago
Mechanisms of Transcytosis in Microvessels
   Richard D. Minshall, University of Illinois, Chicago
Local calcium signaling networks in vascular endothelium
   Swapnil K. Sonkusare, University of Virginia

Lunch on your own - 12:30-1:15pm

Session III: Structure/function of Smooth Muscle cells and Pericytes

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski and Henar Cuervo Grajal, University of Illinois, Chicago
1:30pm - 3:15pm

Role of Pericytes and Mural Cells in the Vasculature
   Henar Cuervo Grajal, University of Illinois, Chicago
Tie2 Signaling in Vascular Development and Disease
   Susan Quaggin, Northwestern University
To be determined

Poster Viewing
3:30-6:00pm

Dinner on your own

TUESDAY, JULY 25

Session IV: Arterial Branching, Capillaries, Collaterals, Venules and Veins, and Regeneration

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski and Asrar B. Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 10:00am

Endothelial Cell Fate Determination and Specialization
   Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago
Angiogenesis in Retinas and Vascular Maturation
   Tatiana Byzova, Cleveland Clinic, Taussig Cancer Center
Endothelial Regeneration
   You-Yang Zhao, University of Illinois, Chicago
Exercise and lifestyle interventions and the impact on vascular function
   Shane Philips, University of Illinois, Chicago

Session V: Developmental Mechanisms and CRISPR/Cas9 in Vascular Biology

Chairs: Asrar B Malik, University of Illinois, Chicago and Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
10:15am - 12:30pm

CRISPR Genome Editing in the Mouse
   Joseph Miano, University of Rochester
Pulmonary Vasculature in the Neonatal Lung
   J. Usha Raj, University of Illinois, Chicago
Epigenetics & Transcription Factors in Vascular Development & Disorders
   Courtney Griffin, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
To be determined

Networking Lunch:  Converse with faculty and peers (lunch will be provided)
12:30-1:15pm

Workshop Session I
Career Development: Transitions from grad to post-doc, post-doc and beyond
Panel Discussion
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Workshop:  Transendothelial Electrical Resistance Analysis (TER)
1:45pm - 2:45pm

Session VI: Developmental Disorders

Chairs: Jan Kitajewski, University of Illinois, Chicago and Guillermo C. Oliver, Northwestern University
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Biology of FoxC2 in Vascular Lymphatic Development
   Tsutomu Kume, Northwestern University
Epsins and Angiogenesis
   Hong Chen, Boston Children's Hospital,Harvard Medical School
Rasip1 is a novel regulator of lymphatic vasculature formation
   Guillermo C. Oliver, Northwestern University

Dinner on your own

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26

Session VII: Inflammatory Interactions of Endothelium with Leukocytes and Immune system

Chairs: Asrar B Malik and Richard Minshall, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 11:00am 

Platelet-Neutrophil-Endothelial Cell Interactions
   Jaehyung Cho, University of Illinois, Chicago
Initiation of leukocyte recruitment: Lessons Learned from Intravital Microscopy
   Ronen Sumagin, Northwestern University
Transendothelial migration and movement across basement membrane
   William Muller, Northwestern University
Mechanobiology in Vascular System
   Jae-Won Shin, University of Illinois, Chicago
The Matrisome Project and How it Might Benefit Vascular Biologists
   Alexandra Naba, University of Illinois, Chicago

Workshop Session II
Career Development
11:00am - 11:30am
Lab Management Panel Discussion

Workshops
10:30am - 12:00pm
Ways to Assess Vascular Inflammation and Thrombosis - Intravital Microscopic Imaging
   Jaehyung Cho, University of Illinois, Chicago
Multiphoton 3D Imaging of the Blood Vessels (IMARIS)
   Peter Toth, University of Illinois, Chicago

Lunch on your own - 12:30-1:45pm

Session VIII: Cardiovascular Disease: Inflammation, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, and Angiogenesis

Chairs: William Muller, Northwestern University and Irena Levitan, University of Illinois, Chicago
2:00pm - 5:30pm

Unmasking the Role of the “Anti-angiogenic” VEGF165b in Ischemic Muscle
   ***Brian Annex, University of Virginia
Mechanisms of Corneal Nerve Regeneration
   Mark I. Rosenblatt, University of Illinois, Chicago
Role of Rap1 in the Development of Blood Vessels
   Magdalena Chrzanowska-Wodnicka, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role of Flow and Stress in Atherosclerosis
   Irena Levitan, University of Illinois, Chicago
How do pico Newton forces affect vascular function?
   Deborah Leckband, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Group Dinner
West Campus Student Center
6:00pm - 9:00pm

THURSDAY, JULY 27

Session IX: Translational Cardiovascular Medicine and Big Data

Chairs: James K Liao, University of Chicago & Jalees Rehman, University of Illinois, Chicago
8:00am - 1:00pm

Endothelial Heterogeneity: Physiological Relevance and Transcriptomics
   Jalees Rehman, University of Illinois, Chicago
Quantitative + Computational Biology of Angiogenesis
   Princess U II Imoukhuede, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
A novel ‘disease-in-a-dish’ model system for elucidating arrhythmia mechanisms
   Dawood Darbar, University of Illinois
Title to be determined
   James K Liao, University of Chicago
Title to be determined
   Clyde Yancy, Northwestern University
“One Brave Idea in Coronary Artery Disease”
   Calum MacRae, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University

***Live webcast presentations