School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence

Cardiovascular Center Seminar Series

The LSUHSC Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Research hosts an exciting Cardiovascular Biology Seminar Series! Renowned scientists from prestigious and innovative institutions visit our Center regularly, sharing ideas and inspiring us to become the best. Please take a moment to view the LSU Health Science Center Medical School - Seminar Calendar. These seminars are golden opportunities to learn and visit with other scientists who aspire with similar interests.


2017 Seminar Series Presents


Headshot_Walsh Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D.
Aram V. Chobanian Distinguished Professor
Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Division, Cardiovascular Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
“Metabolic and Genetic Risk Factors That Contribute to Cardiovascular Disease.”
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
11:00 AM
CSRB / RM 563
Headshot_Young Lawrence H. Young, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
“Metabolic Signalling in Cardiac Disease.”
Thursday, February 16, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563
Headshot_Leinwand Leslie A. Leinwand, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute
Distinguished Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado
“Myosin Myopathies: Pathogenesis and Therapeutics.”
Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563

Gerald W. Dorn, II, M.D.
Philip & Sima K Needleman Professor
Director, Center for Pharmacogenomics
Department of Internal Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Mitochondrial Dynamism and Senescence.”

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
11: 00 AM
CSRB / RM 563

Sumanth D. Prabhu, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Disease
Director, Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center
Mary G. Walters Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
“Heart Failure: An Inflammatory Response to Injury.”


Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563

Nazareno Paolocci, M.D., Ph.D. - CANCELLED
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
"Cool, Calm, and Connected: How BDNF/TrkB Signal Heals the Failing Heart.” 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
11:00 AM
CSRB / RM 563

Joseph C. Wu, M.D., Ph.D.
Simon H. Stertzer, MD Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Professor of Radiology
Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Departments of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology
Stanford University School of Medicine
“iPSCs for Cardiovascular Precision Medicine.”

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563

Christopher G. Kevil, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences
Department of Pathology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport
“Hydrogen Sulfide Versus Per- and Polysulfides: Metabolite Divergence in Vascular Biology.”


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563
Sussman - headshot

Mark A. Sussman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biology
Chief Research Scientist, San Diego State University Heart Institute
Department of Biology
San Diego State University
“Cardiac C-Kit Biology: Revealed to be Relevant.”


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563
Kelly - headshot

Daniel P. Kelly, M.D.
Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor of Medicine
Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“Deciphering the Metabolic Origins of Heart Failure.”


Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563

Rinku Majumder, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
LSU Health Science Center - New Orleans
"The Natural Anticoagulant, Protein S, Maintains Hemostasis by Inhibiting the
Procoagulant, Factor IX."


Monday, November 20, 2017
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563
Mann - headshot

Douglas L. Mann, M.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Lewin Professor and Chief, Cardiovascular Division
Cardiologist-in-Chief, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Medical Director, Heart and Vascular Center, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
“Recovery of the Failing Heart:  Is it time for a new taxonomy for heart failure?”


Tuesday, December 5, 2017
11:00 AM
CSRB / RM 563

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