Cardiovascular Institute

Fridays at Falk

Please contact one or all of the following if you are willing to speak:

For more information contact:
David Preston
Cardiovascular Institute
265 Campus Drive, G1120; MC-5454
Stanford, CA 94305
P: (650) 725-7964
F: (650) 736-0234

Meet other Fellows Indulge in Happy Hour
Share your Trials, Tribulations & Triumphs!

When: Every Friday, 4-5:30pm
Where: Falk Library, Falk Building,
CVRB, 2nd floor
(650) 723-5771

Every week, the students, postdocs, fellows, and faculty gather to hear two talks on current research. A 5-10 minute Q&A session follows each talk. Members of each laboratory in the CVI, and occasionally people from outside the program, present their latest research on a rotating basis.

All School of Medicine
students, fellows, and faculty are invited.
Refreshments served.

Featured Speakers 2013

Presenter (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
TBD First Fridays at Falk after Summer Break
*** Summer Break ***
Jun 14, 2013 TBD – Last Fridays at Falk before Summer Break
Jun 07, 2013 Wendy Altman, PhD
"Magnetic hopscotch: a technology for biomanipulation and sensing"
May 31, 2013 Cancelled due to CVI Special Seminar conflict
May 24, 2013 Cancelled due to Big Data conflict
May 17, 2013 Ruth Sommese
“Two molecular mechanisms by which cardiomyopathy-causing mutations alter force production”
hosted by Carol Cho, PhD
May 10, 2013 Jun-Lian Pan, PhD
“An Improved Factor VIIa Variant for Hemophilia Therapy”
hosted by Zhifei Shao, PhD
May 03, 2013 No Fridays at Falk
Apr 26, 2013 Pei Hun, PhD (Chang Lab)
"Link lncRNA to Heart Failure"
Apr 12, 2013 Kelly Downing, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow
"Understanding the Roles of Obesity and Genetics in Cardiovascular Diseases"
Apr 05, 2013 Liza Hitchner (Zhou Lab)
"Genetic Correlates of Cognitive Change in Patients Undergoing Carotid Interventions"
Mar 29, 2013 Nazish Sayed, M.D Ph.D, Postdoctoral Fellow
"Leveraging the Innate Immunity Pathway for Nuclear Reprogramming"
Mar 22, 2013 Zhifei Shao, MD, PhD, Posdoctoral Research Fellow
"Extravascular Expression of Thrombomodulin and Identification of Thrombomodulin Receptor"
Mar 08, 2013 David L. M. Preston, New CVI Program Director
Michal Bental Roof, PhD, Academic and Research Program Officer
Janet Kalesnikoff, PhD, soon-to-be Associate Director of CVI
Ed Finn, CVI Clinical Trials Manager
"Who am I, what am I doing here, and how we help each other thrive…"
Mar 01, 2013 Michael Coronado, PhD (Bernstein Lab)
"Role of Beta Adrenergic signaling in mitochondrial function"
Feb 22, 2013 Ehsan Sadeghipour (Pruitt Lab)
"Micro Devices for the Analysis of Cell Mechanics and Adhesion"
Feb 08, 2013 Bernhard Kuhn, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard University
"Stimulating Myocardial Growth & Regeneration to treat Heart Disease"
Feb 01, 2013 Jonathan Butcher, Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
"Developmental Bioengineering of Heart Valves: Insights for Regenerative Medicine"
Jan 25, 2013 John Morser, PhD, Senior Scientist, Med/Hematology
"Regulation of Inflammation By Thrombomodulin System"
Jan 11, 2013 Sadie Bartholomew, Grad Student (Spudich Lab)
"Effects of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-Associated Troponin I Mutations on Ca2+ Sensitivity, ATPase Activity, and Velocity of Sliding Filaments"

Featured Speakers 2012

Presenter (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
Dec 14, 2012 Ivan Carcamo Oribe, PhD (Quertermous Lab)
Dec 07, 2012 Sharla Powell White, PhD (Wei Zhou Lab)
“Botanicals, the Natural Approach to Science”
Nov 30, 2012 Yohannes T Ghebremariam, PhD (Cooke Lab)
"Repurposing a Generic Drug for an Orphan Indication"
Nov 23 2012 Thanksgiving Break - No Presentation
Nov 16, 2012 Feng Lan, PhD (Wu Lab)
"Modeling Pathogenesis of Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Using Patient-Specific Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells"
Nov 09, 2012 Praveen Shukla, PhD (Wu Lab)
"Cardiovascular Techniques in Search of a Problem
Nov 02, 2012 No presentation because of AHA
Oct 26, 2012 Wenchao Sun (Wu and Rajadas Groups)
"Long lasting therapeutic formulation for cardiovascular and cerebral degenerative disease"
Oct 19, 2012 Sylvia Nuernberg, PhD (Quertermous Lab)
"The role of TCF21 in human coronary artery SMCs"
Oct 12, 2012 Frederick Dewey, MD (Ashley Lab)
"Personal medical genomics"
Oct 05, 2012 Francie Barron, PhD (Wu Lab)
"From Head to Heart: An Introduction to Dr. Barron"
Carol Cho, PhD (Spudich Lab)
"The Molecular Basis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathies: Biomechanics of Cardiac Myosin"
Sep 21, 2012 Scott Metzler (Ruiz-Lozano Lab)
"Summing up Scott: Stem Cells, Surfing and Sutro"
Summer Break
Jun 15, 2012 Maggie Ostrowski (Alex Dunn Lab)
Jun 08, 2012 Hui Xu (Heilshorn Lab)
Jun 01, 2012 Chelsey Simmons, BS, PhD Candidate (Pruitt Lab)
"Laboratory to Bench?: Making Engineering Tools Available for CV Research"
May 25, 2012 [no meeting]
May 18, 2012 Nazish Sayed (Cooke Lab)
"Role of Innate Immunity in Nuclear Reprogramming"
May 11, 2012 Rick Dewey (Ashley Lab)
"Whole Exome and Genome Sequencing in Inherited Cardiovascular Disease"
May 04, 2012 Scott Metzler, PhD (Ruiz-Lozano Lab)
“The Stanford Stem Cell Workout - Step 1: Stretching”
Mar 23, 2012 Clint Miller (Quertermous Lab)
“Mapping the Causal Mechanisms of the TCF21 Association in Coronary Heart Disease”
Mar 16, 2012 Cancelled  
Mar 09, 2012 Fabian Emrich (Robbins Lab)
"Cerebral Perfusion During Complex Cardiac Surgery"
Mar 02, 2012 Vinca Chow (Dalman Lab)
"The Role of Hypoxia and Pro-Angiogenic Signaling in the Development of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms"
Feb 24, 2012 Homare Okamura (Robbins-Fischbein Lab)
Feb 17, 2012 Paul J. Kim (Yang Lab)
"Molecular Imaging with Cardiac MRI"
Feb 10, 2012 Young Kim, MD, DPhil (Ashley Group)
"Translational Cardiovascular Medicine: Role of the Apelin-APJ System in Human Atrial Fibrillation"
Jeanna Kim (Rockson Lab)
"Evaluating Ketoprofen as a Pharmacotherapy of Acquired Lymphedema”
Feb 03, 2012 Enrique G. Navarrete (Wu Lab)
Advances in Drug-induced Long QT Syndrome Screening using Stem Cells and Microelectrode Arrays”
Jan 27, 2012 Giuseppe Ferro (Reddy Lab)
"Protection Of The Vulnerable Neonatal Brain During Complex Cardiac Surgeries Requiring Circulatory Arrest"
Jan 20, 2012 Denis Merk (Robbins Lab)
Jan 13, 2012 John Sanders (Elias Lab) Shyam N. Panchal and Martina Kelly Speight (Cooke Lab)
"Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement"

Featured Speakers 2011

Presenter #1 (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
Presenter #2 (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
Dec 02, 2011 Scott Metzler (Ruiz-Laxano’s Lab)
"Visualizing Mechanosensation in Cardiac Regeneration"
Vahid Serpooshan (Ruiz-Laxano’s Lab)
"Novel Engineered Cardiac Patches to Improve Cardiac Function post Myocardial Infarction"
Nov 18, 2011 Miquell Miller (Robbins-Fischbein Lab)
"Determining the role of smooth muscle cells in aortic aneurysms of a Marfan Syndrome mouse model"
Lori Shoemaker (Chang Lab)
"Arteriovenous malformations in the Brain"
Nov 11, 2011
Happy Hour Only on Falk Patio
Nov 04, 2011
Happy Hour Only on Falk Patio
October 2011
Happy Hour Only on Falk Patio
Sep 30, 2011 Fabian Kari (Miller Lab)
"Valve-sparing aortic root replacement and reconstructive aortic valve surgery"
Lars Maegdefessel (Tsao Lab)
"Therapeutic potential of modulating microRNAs in abdominal aortic aneurym disease"
Sep 23, 2011 Fonteini (Faye) Mourkioti (Blau Lab)
"A new mouse model for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that mimics the human disease"
Naoyuki Kimura (Robbins Lab)
"Fenofibrate, as a novel therapeutic drug in the treatment of cardiac allograft rejection"
Sep 16, 2011 Jocelyn Chin (Robbins Lab)
"Ascending Aortic Aneurysms in Mouse Model of Marfan Syndrome"
Hiroshi Kawaga (Reddy Lab)
"Fetal Cardiac Bypass"
Jun 10, 2011 Xiaohu Ge (Yang Lab)
"Reprogramming of Human Placenta-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Spontaneously Contractile Cardiomyocytes"
Jun 03, 2011 Kim Kortekaas (Dalman Lab)
"Phenotyping the role of macrophages in abdominal aortic aneurysm"
Rick Dewey (Ashley Lab)
May 27, 2011 Cindy Chung (Pruitt Lab) Alexandre Ribeiro (Pruitt Lab)
May 20, 2011 Qiao Yun Shi (Ashley Lab)
"Allele-specific silencing of disease-causing mutation MYH7-R403Q in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy"
Oscar Abilez (Zarins Lab)
"Optogenetic Control of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes"
May 13, 2011 Arpi Siyahian (Hanley/Riemer Lab)
"The Role of FHL5 in Vessel Stenosis"
Nick Leeper (TQ Lab)
"CDKN2B in Vessel Wall Disease"
May 06, 2011 Monica Divakaruni (Assimes Lab)
Vinod Sebastian (Reddy Lab)
"Fetal cardiac bypass"
Apr 29, 2011 Jack Chai (Dunn Lab)
"Effect of Mechanical Load on Fibronectin Proteolysis"
Baohui Xu (Dalman Lab)
"Role of angiogenesis in the development of abdominal aortic aneurysm"
Apr 22, 2011 Suresh Palaniyandi (Mochly-Rosen Lab)
"Aldehyde dehydrogenase in cardiac stem cells"
Koy Thanaporn (Cooke & Mochly-Rosen Lab)
"Alda-1 and Aldehyde Dehydrogenase 2: A New Therapeutic Avenue for Peripheral Arterial Disease"
Apr 15, 2011 Kathia Zaleta (Ashley Lab)
“Allele-Specific Silencing of MYL2-N47K Mutation Using siRNAs in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)"
Nick Conley (Scott Lab)
“Unraveling the Role of Neuropilins in Hedgehog Signaling"
Apr 08, 2011 Sonja Schrepfer (Univ Heart Center, Hamburg, Germany)
"The Development of Vessel Intimal Hyperplasia in a Humanized IMA Transplantation Model"
Tobi Gossler (Schrepfer Lab)
"Experimental Transplantation Models to Study the Immunobiology after Heart and Lung Transplantation"
Apr 01, 2011 Nicole Romano (Heilshorn Lab)
"Angiogenic potential of elastin-based protein-engineered materials"
Hui Xu (Heilshorn Lab)
"Engineering Microenvironments to Study and Manipulate Cell Migration"
Mar 25, 2011 Purvesh Khatri (Butte Lab)
"Gene expression meta-analysis identifies core immune response module and suggests novel therapeutics in solid organ transplant rejection"
Chirag Patel (Butte Lab)
"Environment-wide Association Study on Serum Lipid Levels Bhagat (Elaine)"
Mar 18, 2011 Lori Shoemaker (Chang & Steinberg Lab)
"When cerebrovasculature goes bad: Occlusion and angiogenesis in Moyamoya disease"
Yohannes Ghebremariam(Cooke Lab)
"Towards Discovering New Drug"
Mar 11, 2011 Junya Azuma (Tsao Lab)
"Animal models of abdominal aortic aneurysm"
Jack Wong (Cooke Lab)
"Identification of novel determinants of reprogramming to endothelial phenotype"
Mar 04, 2011 Nazish Sayed (Cooke Lab)
"Protein-based Nuclear Reprogramming and More..."
G-One Ahn (Brown Lab)
"Molecular insights into the regulation of myeloid cell-mediated neovascularization"
Feb 25, 2011 Gadryn Higgs (Pruitt Lab)
"Mechanics and Biology"
Chelsey Simmons (Pruitt Lab)
"Microsystems in Cardiovascular Cell Culture"
Feb 18, 2011 Sushma Reddy (Bernstein Lab)
"Physiologic and Molecular Characterization of a Murine Model of Pulmonary Insufficiency"
Viswanathan Rajagopalan (Bernstein Lab)
"Role of Ubiquitin Proteasomal Protein Degradation System in Right Ventricular Hypertrophy and Failure"
Feb 11, 2011 Yong Gong (Robbins Lab)
"Stem Cells Meet Immune Rejection"
Matthew Callaghan (Yock Lab)
" A Novel Technique to Manage Acute Volume Overload in Heart Failure"
Feb 04, 2011 Paige Shaklee (Spudich Lab)
"Getting to the root of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies: A single molecule investigation"
Peiying Chuan (Spudich Lab)
"Single cell investigations of the Frank-Starling mechanism in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy"
Jan 28, 2011 Josh Knowles (TQ Lab)
"Genome Wide Study for Determinants of Insulin Sensitivity"
Masayuki Yazawa (Dolmetsch Lab)
" Using iPS Cells to Investigate Cardiac Phenotypes in Patients with Timothy Syndrome"
Jan 21, 2011 Melanie Marchand (Longaker Lab)
"Pluripotent stem cells for studying cardiovascular defect of Marfan syndrome"
Jan 14, 2011 Jieun Lee (Cooke Lab)  

Featured Speakers 2010

Presenter #1 (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
Presenter #2 (Lab Name)
"[Title of talk]"
Dec 17, 2010 Naoyuki Kimura (Robbins Lab) Denis Merk (Robbins Lab)
Dec 10, 2010
Dec 03, 2010 Julio Ferreira (Mochly-Rosen Lab) Suresh Palanyiandi (Mochly-Rosen Lab)
Nov 19, 2010
Rufaihah Jalil, PhD; Calvin Hang, BA; Ngan Huang, PhD
CVI Retreat Poster Competition Winners
Nov 12, 2010 Bhagat Patlotta (Beygui Lab)
"Extracellular Matrix and Stem cell Fate"
Evgenios Neofytou (Beygui Lab)
Nov 05, 2010 Vinicio de Jesus Perez (Rabinovitch Lab)  
Oct 29, 2010

Lars Maegdefessel (Tsao Lab)
“MicroRNAs and AAA disease”

Shi Ming Xu (Tsao Lab)
“Effects of apelin/APJ signal on glucose uptake in diabetic cardiomyopathy”
Oct 22, 2010 Ryan Anderson (TQ Lab) Azad Raiesdana (TQ Lab)
Oct 15, 2010 Laura Barboza (Riemer Lab) Giuseppe Ferro (Riemer Lab)
Oct 08, 2010 Dania Xu (Wu Lab)
"Derivation of iPSC from Dog"
Shijun Hu (Wu Lab)
“miRNA-210 gene therapy”
Oct 01, 2010 Rufaihah Jalili (Cooke Lab)
“iPSC derived endothelial cells are heterogenous”
Arwen Hunter (Cooke Lab)
“Non-viral based nuclear reprogramming”
Sep 24, 2010 Ildi Toma (Yang Lab) Elaine Wang (Yang Lab)
“The effects of graphite oxide nanoparticles on the viability and proliferation of mouse embryonic stem cells”

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