APS Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology

Emerging Topics in the Microcirculation

Symposium — Saturday, April 2, 2022 — 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM — Convention Center, Room 201C
Microcirculatory Society (MCS) — Chair: Erika Boerman — Co-Chair: Brant Isakson


  • Introduction
    Erika Boerman — Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri
    1:00 PM - 1:05 PM

  • Novel Mechanisms of Autophagy-mediated Vasculoprotection
    Cameron McCarthy — Cardiovascular Translational Research Center, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy, University of South Carolina

  • Loss of the Smooth-muscle-cell-Angiotensin II-Sensitive (SAS) lncRNA Triggers VSMC Hypertrophy and Cell Cycle Arrest: Application to Hypertension and Aortic Stiffness
    Cristina Espinosa-Diez — Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood, and Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh

  • Accelerated Vascular Aging Induced by the Common Chemotherapeutic Agent Doxorubicin: Understanding Underlying Mechanisms in Order to Inform Future Therapeutic Strategies
    Zachary Stephen Clayton — Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder

  • Female Sex Protects Cerebral Arteries from Mitochondrial Depolarization during Acute Oxidative Stress
    Charles Elbert Norton — Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri

  • Piezo1 is a Mechanosensor Ion Channel in CNS Capillaries 
    Osama Harraz — Pharmacology, University of Vermont

  • Vascular Mitochondria in Brain Aging
    Ibolya Rutkai — Pharmacology, Tulane University

  • Role of TFEB as Regulator of Autophagy Induced Changes in Endothelial Cells in T2DM
    Bill Hughes — Cardiovascular Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Loss of Foxo1 Promotes the Growth of New Lymphatic Valves
    Ying Yang — Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology, University of South Florida

  • Closing Remarks
    Brant Isakson — Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia
    2:55 PM - 3:00 PM

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