Annual Microcircualtory Society Meeting (April 21-23, 2018)

to be held at Experimental Biology 2018, San Diego, CA

 Scientific Sessions and Events:

Day Time Title Chair/Authors
SAT APRIL 21 9:30-11:30 AM MCS President's Symposium: Biomedical Engineering Approaches for Studying the Microcirculation Shayn Peirce-Cottler, University of Virgina; Geert Schmid-Schönbein, University of California - San Diego
30 min Listening with light: photoacoustic microscopy of the microcirculation in vivo Engineering microvasculature for investigation of health and disease Anjelica Gonzalez, Yale University
30 min Engineering microvasculature for investigation of health and disease Feilim Mac Gabhann, Johns Hopkins University
30 min Computational systems pharmacology for microvascular disease Song Hu, University of Virginia
30 min A new view for old questions: rediscovering angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis Lee Murfee, University of Florida
1:00 - 3:00 PM Cerebromicrovascular Mechanisms in Cognitive Impairment: from Aging to Neurodegeneration Zoltan  Ungvari, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Veronica Galvan, PhD, UT Health San Antonio
20 min Cerebromicrovascular dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease Veronica Galvan, PhD, UT Health San Antonio
20 min Role of senescence in cerebromicrovascular impairment: a translational perspective Andriy Yabluchanskiy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
20 min Microvascular damage and cerebral microhemorrhages in aging: new mechanisms Stefano Tarantini, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
15 min Abstract # 7302: Assessing Mitochondrial Respiratory Function in Isolated Mouse Brain Microvessels using Seahorse XFe Analyzer: Role of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Venkata NLR Sure, Siva SVP Sakamuri, Jared A Sperling, Ivan Merdzo, Wesley R Evans, Ibolya Rutkai, David W Busija, Prasad VG Katakam;
Tulane School of Medicine
15 min Abstract # 5647: Optogenetic stimulation of pericyte lacking alpha smooth muscle actin produces a decrease  in capillary blood flow in the living mouse brain David Hartmann , Roger Ian Grant , Sarah Allison Harrill,  Tegan Noonan, Abigail Lauer, Andy Y Shih;
Medical University of South Carolina
15 min Abstract # 5321: Nrf2  deletion  is  associated  with  impaired  BKCa  channel  expression  and  function  in  rat cerebral arterial muscle cells Debebe Gebremedhin, David Rae Harder, Julian H Lombard; Medical College of Wisconsin
15 min Abstract # 4316: Increased   hydrogen   peroxide   after   traumatic   brain   injury   disrupts phosphatidylinositol 4,5- bisphosphate metabolism causing impaired inward rectifier potassium channel function Adrian M Sackheim, Nuria Villalba, Adrian Bonev, Mark Nelson, Kalev Freeman; University of Vermont
3:30 - 5:30 PM Emerging Topics in Microvascular Research Phoebe Stapleton, Rutgers University;Timonthy Secomb, University of Arizona
15 min Probing for the role of fluid mechanical forces in controlling vascular permeability using microfluidic biomimicry Jonathan Song, The Ohio State University
15 min Cell transplantation impacts on microvascular growth and function Trevor Cardinal, California Polytechnic State University
15 min The pericyte microenvironment John Chappell, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
15 min Emerging paradigms in microbiota dysbiosis and lymphatic inflammatory mechanisms Sanjukta Chakraborty, Texas A&M College of Medicine
15 min Anti inflammatory-pro-resolving strategies to abrogate a pro-thrombotic blockage Felicity Gavins, Lousiana State University Health Shreveport
15 min VE-cadherin controls mechanotransduction signaling in embryonic and postnatal lymphatic valves Joshua Scallan, University of South Florida
15 min Lymphatics in chronic disease: new functions and implications Joseph Rutkowski, Texas A&M College of Medicine
15 min Bone microvascular dysfunction: a potential nexus between age-related cardiovascular and bone disease Rhonda Brisby, The University of Texas at Arlington
SAT APRIL 21 6:00-8:00 PM MCS Reception* Jasna Twynstra, University of Western Ontario; Joshua Scallan, University of South Florida; Phoebe Stapleton, Rutgers University; Amanda LeBlanc, University of Louisville
SUN APRIL 22 3:30 - 5:30 PM Kaley Award Featured Topic: Cerebral Vascular Dysfunction and Impaired Cognitive Function Richard Roman, University of Mississippi Medical Center
MON APRIL 23 1:30 -2:30 PM MCS Landis Award Lecture Shayn Pierce-Cottler, University of Virgina; Julian H. Lombard, Medical College of Wisconsin
60 min Following the yellow brick road toward a better understanding human arteriolar function requires courage, heartfeltcollaborations, and presence of mind David Gutterman, Medical College of Wisconsin

*The Recption will include a special trainee poster session.

MCS Poster Presentations will be held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Presenters, please be at your poster from 12:45-3:00 pm on your assigned day.