School of Medicine

Cardiovascular Center of Excellence


Works-in-Progress Seminar Series


The Work-in-Progress Seminar (WiPS) series provide a forum for informal presentations relating to ongoing pre-publication research including, but not limited to recently initiated research projects, ongoing experimentation from trainees, draft manuscripts, responses to reviewers’ post submission and grants in preparation. 

                                                                                          Introducing the Cardiovascular Center

Works-in-Progress Series


The purpose of the Cardiovascular WiPS is to provide an interactive environment for brainstorming to benefit both presenters, as well as participants; feedback, questions and lively debates are particularly encouraged.  

The WIPS is open to all members of the LSUHSC academic faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows and students. The WiPS take place on a monthly basis for the first three months, and bi-monthly thereafter.                                                                                              

Please contact Ms. Farah Prezume to volunteer as a presenter or to suggest others that might want to present.   


Upcoming WiPs



Tuesday, June 12, 2024


Parnia Mobasheran

"Kynurenic acid treatment mitigates doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity via improving mitochondrial function"

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 12:00 PM

Uma Priya Mohan

Vahideh Tarhriz

Parnia Mobasheran


Luke Restivo



Kevin Miao

"Deletion of ADAM17 on microglia attenuates salt-sensitive hypertension" 

"Exosomal Non-Coding RNA Exhibit Sex-Specific Profiles in Salt Sensitive Hypertension"

"IF1 Knockout Protects Against Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction Via Improving Cardiomyocyte Energetics"

 "SARS-CoV-2 Decreases Neuronal Activity in Brainstem Respiratory Centers in C57BI6/J Mice”

"Upregulation of miR-361-3p is Associated With Impaired AT2 Receptor Expression in Cardiometabolic Diseases"

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 1:00 PM Swati Sharma

"Neuroinflammation in Chronic Kidney Disease - Possible Role for Cerebral Microvascular Dysfunction and Microglial Activation"

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 1:00 PM Vahideh Tarhriz "New miRNA Strategies for Hypertension"



Tuesday, June 20, 2023

1:00 PM

Mona Elgazzaz

"Role of UBR1 in ACE2 Ubiquitination in Hypertension"

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

1:00 PM

Pallavi Shrivastava

 "Role of Microglia in Neurological Disorders"

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

1:00 PM

Ifechukwude Joachim Biose

"Age-Related Gut Dysbiosis and Butyrate Bioavailability in Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes"

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

3:00 PM

Parnia Mobasheran

"The Critical Roles of Mitochondrial ATP Synthase in Cardiac Pathological Development"

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

1:00 PM

Uma Priya Mohan

"Targeting Microglia Activation in Salt-Sensitive Hypertension"

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

1:00 PM

Mohammed Alnoud

"miRNA Regulation of Angiotensin II Receptors"