Breakthrough Cardiovascular Research Discussions
This webinar series, hosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The Institute of CardioScience (ICS) in the Division of Cardiology, explores the latest cardiovascular research conducted by its members. Webinars cover a broad range of cardiovascular research topics including basic molecular, cellular, biophysical, physiological and translational endeavors integrating all of the laboratories at Johns Hopkins University and the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.
Join our discussion and connect with Johns Hopkins faculty, fellows and current students sharing breakthrough research in the field of cardiovascular medicine.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021, 1 pm -2 pmSpeaker Bio
Join guest speaker, Junichi Sadoshima, M.D., Ph.D., as we explore his latest research in heart disease.
Dr. Sadoshima graduated from Kyushu University School of Medicine in Fukuoka, Japan, and received his MD/PhD in 1990. He is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His research focuses on autophagy, the Hippo pathway, and redox-sensitive signaling mechanisms. He received first prize for the AHA’s Katz Basic Science Research Prize (1995); first prize for the AHA Cardiovascular Research Prize (2001); the ISHR Janice Pfeffer Distinguished Lecture Award (2010); the AHA Thomas Smith Memorial Lecture Award (2014); the BCVS Distinguished Investigator Award (2017); the AHA Merit Award (2020). He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation. He is an associate editors of Autophagy and 2 other journals, and an editorial board member of Journal of Clinical Investigation. He is a North American coordinator of the Leducq Transatlantic Network focusing on autophagy in the heart. He dedicates himself to the training of young scientists, and his trainees have received numerous awards, including the Katz Basic Research Prize awards (2008, 2013 and 2017) and Melvin L Marcus Young Investigator awards (2003 and 2013) from the AHA.
Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 1 pm - 2 pmSpeaker Bio
Join our guest speaker, Rajan Jain, M.D., as we explore his latest research.
Rajan Jain, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a graduate group affiliation with the Cell and Molecular Biology group. The Jain research lab is interested in how genome organization shapes organogenesis. Overall, their research seeks to understand how cell identity is established and maintained. Jain’s team combines traditional molecular biology and genetic tools with innovative imaging and next-generation sequencing approaches to define how an embryonic stem cell progressively restrict their potential to give rise to various differentiated cell types in the body. The Jain group routinely leverages classic models of stem cell biology to dissect the underpinnings of cell fate decisions. The lab has a focus on cardiac biology but routinely works outside it.
February 17, 2021, 1 pm - 2 pm Join guest speaker, Jennifer Van Eyk, Ph.D., as we explore her latest research.Speaker Bio
Jennifer Van Eyk, PH.D., is a Professor of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and serves as the director of the Basic Science Research in the Barbra Streisand Woman’s Hearth Center. Dr. Van Eyk is also the director of the Advanced Clinical Biosystems Research Institute. Recently she has been appointed the co-director of the Cedars Sinai Precision Health, which focuses on in-hospital and population individualization of health care.
Dr. Van Eyk specializes in clinical proteomics and her lab is focused on developing technical pipelines for de novo discovery and larger scale quantitative mass spectrometry methods which includes multiple reaction monitoring (MRM, also known as SRM) and data independent acquisition.
Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 1 pm - 2 pm Join guest speaker, Jane Freedman, M.D., as we explore her research in the intersection of thrombosis and immunity.Speaker Bio
Jane Freedman, M.D., is the Edward Budnitz Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She attends the Division of Cardiology and is the Director of Cardiovascular Research for the University of Massachusetts Memorial Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Freedman is the editor-in-chief of the journal Circulation Research. Dr. Freedman completed her residency and cardiology fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, respectively. Dr. Freedman was granted full tenure at Georgetown University. She has also received young investigator awards from both the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). She was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the AUC program at the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Freedman served as an Interim Director at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute from 2007 to 2008 and was the Director of the NHLBI-sponsored Cardiovascular Research Training Grant at Boston University School of Medicine. She is an Associate Editor for Circulation Research and is on the editorial board and guest editor for several journals including: Circulation Research and Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. The major research initiatives in Dr. Freedman’s laboratory emphasize the regulation of pathways contributing to atherothrombotic disease and how these factors contribute to acute coronary syndromes.