Due to the Cancellation of Experimental Biology 2020, The MCS Annual Meeting Has Also Been Canceled. Information About the Originally Planned Program is Provided Below.

MCS Annual Meeting Sessions


(9:30 – 11:30 AM; ROOM 28DE)

MCS President's Symposium: Creating Opportunities for Microvascular Research

Chairs: Walter Lee Murfee (University of Florida) and Pooneh Bagher (Texas A&M University College of Medicine)
  • Excitation Contraction Coupling- Connecting Theory to Translational Insight in the Microcirculation - Donald Welsh (Western University)
  • Immune Cell Trafficking in the Fetal and Maternal Microcirculation - Markus Sperandio (Ludwig-Maximilians University)
  • S1P Signaling in Cardiovascular Disease - Anja Meissner (Lund University and Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine)
  • Endothelial Alpha Hemoglobin Can Regulate Hypoxic Vasodilation - Brant Isakson (University of Virginia)


(11:45 AM – 12:45 AM; ROOM 27)

MCS Trainee Lunch


(1:00 – 3:00 PM; ROOM 28DE)

Addressing Microvascular Dysfunction Following Traumatic Injury

Chairs: Binu Tharakan (Morehouse School of Medicine) and Flavia Souza-Smith (Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans)
  • Acoustic Trauma Causes Dysfunction in Inner Ear Blood Flow - Xiaorui Shi (University of Oregon Health Science Center)
  • Mechanisms of Vascular Failure and Hyporesponsiveness in Circulatory Shock Cardioprotection - Erik Kistler (University of California, San Diego)
  • Microvascular Leakage in the Trauma-Hemorrhage Setting - Jerome Breslin (University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine)
  • The Translational Tale of Hydroxocobalamin for Treatment of Microvascular Injury - Julie Freed (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Selected Abstract Presentations


(3:30 – 5:30 PM; ROOM 28DE)

Emerging Topics in Microcirculation

Chairs: Anjelica Gonzalez (Yale University) and Shawn Bender (University of Missouri)
  • Effect of Anti-Cancer Therapy on Human Microvascular Function - Andreas Beyer (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Consequences of Extracellular Matrix Abnormalities on Small Resistance Arteries - Carmen Halabi (Washington University School of Medicine)
  • Multi-Scale Modeling, Experimental Mechanics, and In Vivo Imaging Towards Understanding Structure-Function Relationships in The Lymphatic Circulation - J. Brandon Dixon (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Tools for Spatial-Temporal Mapping of the Microcirculation - Arvind Pathak (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
  • The Role of Neuromodulatory Signaling in Functional Hyperemia - Cam Ha Tran (University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine)
  • Examining Vascular Adaptations to Spaceflight - Pooneh Bagher (Texas A&M University College of Medicine)
  • Novel Mechanisms Regulating Lymphatic Valve Formation - Ying Yang (University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine)
  • High-resolution Imaging and Manipulation of Brain Capillaries In Vivo - Andy Shih (Seattle Children’s Hospital/University of Washington School of Medicine)


(6:00 PM – 8:00 PM; ROOM 27)

MCS President’s Poster Reception

Chairs: Erika Boerman (University of Missouri), Miranda Good (Tufts University) and Joshua Butcher (Oklahoma State University)




(8:30 – 10:00 AM; ROOM 26)

Kaley Award Featured Topic:

The Coronary Microvasculature: Small Vessels with Big Responsibilities

Dirk Dunker (Erasmus University Rotterdam)


(3:30 – 4:30 PM; ROOM 28DE)

MCS Landis Award Lecture:

Searching for Molecular Regulators of Endothelial Permeability in Inflammation: My Journey in Microcirculation Research

Sarah Yuan (University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine)



Sunday and Monday

Please hang your poster before 9:00 am. Presentation times are 10:15 am - 12:15 pm each day.