The Microcirculatory Society Pre-Meeting Sessions at the American Physiology Summit 2024

MCS Pre-Meeting Sessions: April 4, 2024 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

American Physiology Summit Sessions: April 4, 4:00 PM - April 7, 12:30 PM 


MCS Pre-Meeting Program


8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Emerging Topics: Endothelial Cell and Immune Cell Interactions.

Chairs: Joseph Rutkowski (Texas A&M University) and William Hughes (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Reprogramming endothelial cells to prevent and treat hypertension. Camilla Ferreira Wenceslau, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Role of neuraminidase in promoting the shedding of endothelial mechanosensing structures in type 2 diabetes. Larissa Ferreira-Santos, University of Missouri
  • Role of endothelial cell-selective adhesion molecule in the regulation of pulmonary vascular resistance. Vadym Buncha, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
  • IL-6 Contributes to Impaired Nitric Oxide and Increased Mitochondrial ROS Production in Human Aortic Endothelial Cells. Prema Velusamy, The University of Texas at Arlingto
  • Investigation of the Role of Aging on Pulmonary Microvascular Endothelial Cell Barrier Function During Mechanical Ventilation. Aminmohamed Manji, Western University


15-minute break


9:45 AM - 11:15 AM: Gabor Kaley Award Featured Topic: Functional Determinants of Development, Remodeling, and Perfusion in Microvascular Networks

Chairs: Steve Segal (University of Missouri) and Charles Norton (University of Missouri)
  • Enhanced Functional Ultrasound Imaging for Longitudinal Cerebrovascular Assessment in Aging Mouse ModelsStefano Tarantini, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Modulation of Endothelial Cell Mitochondrial Phenotype and Angiogenesis by TRPV4. Kesha Dalal, The University of Toledo
  • Machine Learning Rechniques for Predicting Microvascular Network Hemodynamics. Saman Ebrahimi, Rutgers University
  • Stromal Vascular Fraction Derived Vasculogenesis is Associated with the Formation of Malformed Lymphatic Vessel Structures. Nien-Wen Hu, University of Florida
  • Store-Operated Calcium Entry is Necessary for Sustained K+-Induced Capillary-to-Arteriole Dilation in the Brain. Boris Lavanderos, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Role of L-PGDS in Light Alcohol Consumption-Induced Cerebral Angiogenesis in Male Mice. Hong Sun, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport

90-minute break for lunch


12:45 PM - 2:15 PM: President’s Symposium: Metabolic Disease and the Microcirculation

Chairs: Pooneh Bagher (University of Nebraska Medical Center) and Abby Cullen, University of Oregon
  • Bone Vascular Deficits in Adults with Long-Term Diabetes. Adina E. Draghici, Harvard University
  • Mechanisms of Endothelial Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetes and Therapeutic Targets for Intervention. Jaume Padilla, University of Missouri
  • Nitrosation of Endothelial CD36 Regulates Plasma Lipids. Brant Isakson, University of Virginia
  • Diabetic Mouse Models with Coronary Microvascular Disease: Molecular Mechanisms and Sex Difference. Ayako Makino, University of Florida


15-minute break


2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Trainee Flash Talks: Microcirculation from Head to Toe

Chairs: Jamie Meegan (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) and Frankie Hu (University of Florida)
  • Vascular Signaling Plasticity Reprograms Blood Delivery Mechanisms to Meet Fluctuating Neuronal Energy Needs. Nick Weir, University of Maryland
  • Simulation of Conducted Responses in Microvascular Networks: Role of Current Rectification by Endothelial Cell Gap Junctions. Sara Djurich, University of Arizona
  • Hemodynamic Characteristics of Tortuous Microvessels Using High-Fidelity Red Blood Cell Resolved Simulations. Mir Md Nasim Hossain, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Hypoxia impairs Kv7 channel function in the coronary microcirculation. Trevor Self, Texas A&M University
  • The Role of Microvascular Rarefaction in Dysfunctional Pericardial Adipose Tissue. Katie Anne Fopiano, Medical College of Georgia
  • Chronic Estrogen Treatment Promotes Human Microvascular Endothelial Dysfunction Through Sex-Specific Regulation of Ceramide Formation. Gopika Senthilkumar, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Liraglutide protects against microvascular dysfunction and sepsis mediated inflammation and organ injury. David Aslaner, Vanderbilt University
  • Microcirculatory Evaluation of Crystalloids, Fresh Frozen Plasma, Hemoglobin Based Oxygen Carriers, and Pack Red Blood Cells in Trauma Hemorrhagic Shock. Jacinda Martinez, University of California, San Diego
  • Cell-Free Hemoglobin Induces Vascular and Mitochondrial Dysfunction in the Pulmonary Endothelium in an Oxidation-State Dependent Manner. Kyle Riedmann, Vanderbilt University
  • Carbon Dioxide Concentration Alters the Dynamics of Oxygen-Mediated Capillary Blood Flow Response in Skeletal Muscle. Alexander Folkins, Memorial University of Newfoundland

MCS Poster Session: Time and Date Coming Soon


Please also visit the MCS Booth located in the PhysioHub! Bring your friends who may be interested in joining!


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