2021 MCS Annual Meeting Sessions

Virtual Experimental Biology Meeting, April 27-30, 2021

Wednesday, April 28 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

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)


Thursday, April 29 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

Kaley Award Featured Topic (Joint with the American Physiological Society): The Coronary Microvasculature: Small Vessels with Big Responsibilities

Dirk Dunker (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Also Featuring:
  • Vascular Rarefaction and Perivascular Fibrosis Contribute to the Development of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction in HFpEF - Katie Anne A. Fopiano (Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University)
  • Mineralocorticoid Receptor Blockade Normalizes Coronary Resistance in Obese Swine Independent of Functional Alterations in Kv Channels - Shawn Bender (University of Missouri) 
  • Exercise Training Increases the Contribution of NADPH Oxidase 4 to Endothelium-Dependent Dilation in Collateral-Dependent Coronary Arterioles - Sharanee P. Sytha (Texas A&M University)
  • Prolonged Endotethelial Dysfunction of Human Arterioles with SARS-CoV-2 - Yoshinori Nishijima (Medical College of Wisconsin) 


Thursday, April 29 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

Circulatory Shock and Microvascular Dysfunction

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) 
  • R2513 - Anti-Cancer Therapy Provokes Human Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction via Circulating Mitochondrial DNA and TLR9 Activation - Janee Terwoord (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • R2429 - SARS-Cov-2 Spike Protein Causes Human Lung Endothelial Inflammation - Victor Chatterjee (University of South Florida)


Thursday, April 29 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT

MCS Business Meeting and President's Poster Reception

Note that this meeting will be held on Zoom outside of the Experimental Biology web framework. A link will be provided to all members via email.

This meeting will feature an update about the MCS, plus will feature receipients of the Zweifach student and Pappenheimer postdoctoral awards, with breakout rooms in which poster highlights will be presented.


Friday, April 30 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT

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)


Friday, April 30 2:30 PM-3:30 PM EDT

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)



The MCS posters include the followign abstract categories:
1030-APS    Angiogenesis/Microvascular Remodeling/Injury & Repair
1031-APS Atherosclerosis/Thrombosis/Platelets
1032-APS Inflammation/Leukocyte-Endothelium Interactions
1033-APS Instrumentation, Methodology, and Experimental Models
1034-APS Ischemia-Reperfusion/Free Radical Biology
1035-APS Lymphatic Function
1036-APS Microvascular Cell Signaling Pathways
1037-APS Microvascular Development and Aging
1038-APS Microvascular Flow Regulation/Oxygen Delivery/Networks
1039-APS Microvascular Mechanics/Hemodynamics/Rheology
1040-APS Microvascular Pathophysiology-pharmacology, Therapeutics and Translational Aspects
1041-APS Pericytes and Stem Cells
1042-APS Permeability/Fluid & Solute Exchange/Glycocalyx
1043-APS Tissue-Microvessel Interactions/Extracellular Matrix
1044-APS Vasomotor Control: Endothelium/Smooth Muscle/Nerves

Registration Information

Please click here to access the Experimental Biology registration page. Advance rates are available until April 12, 2021. MCS Members get member rates.