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

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

 Scientific Sessions and Events:

(For a Printable PDF Guide, Click Here)

Saturday, April 21


9:30 – 11:30 AM, Room 24AB

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


Engineering microvasculature for investigation of health and disease            

   Anjelica Gonzalez, Yale University

Computational systems pharmacology for microvascular disease

   Feilim Mac Gabhann, Johns Hopkins University

Listening with light: photoacoustic microscopy of the microcirculation in vivo

   Song Hu, University of Virginia

A new view for old questions: rediscovering angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis

   Lee Murfee, University of Florida


11:30 – 1 PM, Room 23

Mentor/Mentee Invited Lunch (*contact for information)

   Iain Lamb, University of Guelph


1:00 – 3:00 PM, Room 24AB

Cerebromicrovascular Mechanisms in Cognitive Impairment: from Aging to Neurodegeneration

   Zoltan  Ungvari, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

   Veronica Galvan, PhD, UT Health San Antonio


Cerebromicrovascular dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

   Veronica Galvan, PhD, UT Health San Antonio

Role of senescence in cerebromicrovascular impairment: a translational perspective

   Andriy Yabluchanskiy, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Microvascular damage and cerebral microhemorrhages in aging: new mechanisms

   Stefano Tarantini, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

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

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

Abstract #5321: Nrf2 deletion is associated with impaired BDCa channel expression and function in rat cerebral arterial muscle cells

   Debebe Gebremedhin, David Rae Harder, Julian H Lombard; Medical College of Wisconsin

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, Room 24AB

Emerging Topics in Microvascular Research

   Phoebe Stapleton, Rutgers University

   Timonthy Secomb, University of Arizona

Probing for the role of fluid mechanical forces in controlling vascular permeability using microfluidic biomimicry   

   Jonathan Song, The Ohio State University

Cell transplantation impacts on microvascular growth and function

   Trevor Cardinal, California Polytechnic State University

The pericyte microenvironment

   John Chappell, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Emerging paradigms in microbiota dysbiosis and lymphatic inflammatory mechanisms

   Sanjukta Chakraborty, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Anti inflammatory-pro-resolving strategies to abrogate a pro-thrombotic blockage

   Felicity Gavins, Lousiana State University Health Shreveport

VE-cadherin controls mechanotransduction signaling in embryonic and postnatal lymphatic valves

   Joshua Scallan, University of South Florida

Lymphatics in chronic disease: new functions and implications

   Joseph Rutkowski, Texas A&M College of Medicine

Bone microvascular dysfunction: a potential nexus between age-related cardiovascular and bone disease

   Rhonda Prisby, The University of Texas at Arlington


6:00 – 8:00 PM, Room 23

MCS Reception and abridged Business Meeting*

   Jasna Twynstra, University of Western Ontario

   Joshua Scallan, University of South Florida

   Phoebe Stapleton, Rutgers University

   Amanda LeBlanc, University of Louisville

*The Recption will include a special trainee poster session.


Sunday, April 22


10:00 AM – 12:00 PMMain Exhibit Hall

Poster Session


3:30 – 5:30 PM, Room 22

Kaley Award Featured Topic: Cerebral Vascular Dysfunction and Impaired Cognitive Function

   Richard Roman, University of Mississippi Medical Center


Monday, April 23 


10:00 AM – 12:00 PMMain Exhibit Hall

Poster Session


3:30 – 4:30, Room 20A

MCS Landis Award Lecture

   Chairs: Shayn Pierce-Cottler, University of Virgina; Julian H. Lombard, Medical College of Wisconsin

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


Tuesday, April 24


10:00 AM – 12:00 PMMain Exhibit Hall

Poster Session


MCS Poster Presentations will be held on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Presenters, please be at your poster from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on your assigned day.