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.


2018 Seminar Series Presents



Leslie Anne Leinwand, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Director, Department of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Chief Scientific Officer, BioFrontiers Institute
University of Colorado Boulder
“Myosin Myopathies: Pathogenesis and Therapeutics”

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 752


Alan Daugherty, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Associate Vice President for Research
Senior Associate Dean for Research
Director, Saha Cardiovascular Research Center
University of Kentucky School of Medicine
“Angiotensin as a Critical Mediator of Aortopathy”

Thursday, February 22, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563


John Calvert, Ph.D.
Department of Surgery
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Carlyle Fraser Heart Center
Emory University School of Medicine
“Novel Strategies to Treat Heart Failure”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563


Jeffery D. Molkentin, Ph.D.
Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
“Redefining Fibroblast Stages and Function in the Infarcted Heart”

Thursday, April 12, 2018
12: 00 PM
CSRB / RM 563



William C. Sessa, Ph.D.
Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology
Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program
Yale University, School of Medicine
“New Insights into Endothelial Control of Lipid Metabolism”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:00 PM



Nazareno Paolocci, M.D., Ph.D.
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”

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563



Hesham Sadek, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
J. Fred Schoellkopf, Jr. Chair in Cardiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center
“Redox Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Renewal”

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563


John Elrod, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology
Assistant Professor, Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
"Mitochondrial Calcium Signaling in Cardiac Physiology and Disease"

Wednesday, August 8, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563



Giuseppe Cirino, Ph.D., FBPhS, FRBS
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacy
University of Napoli Federico II, Naples, Italy
“Roles of Hydrogen Sulfide in the Cardiovascular System”

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563


W. Robb Maclellan, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Division Head, Cardiology
Robert A. Bruce Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Physiology
University of Washington Medical Center
“Cardiomyocyte Proliferation: Overcoming Developmental Barriers”

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:00 AM
CSRB / RM 563



Timothy Kamp, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Director, Medical Scientist Training Program
University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine
“Advances in Cardiac Progenitor Cells and Myocardial Repair”

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563



Jennifer Van Eyk, Ph.D.
Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute,Department of Biomedical Sciences
Director, Basic Science Research in the Women's Heart Center
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Heart Health
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Medicine and Me: The Role of Proteomics in Personalized Medicine”

Thursday, December 6, 2018
12:00 PM
CSRB / RM 563


Past Seminar Series