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Poster Winners for Second Annual CVRI Symposium

The second symposium sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute and supported by the American Heart Association Houston and Gulf Coast Division highlighted the strengths and innovations of such research at the institution and attracted 97 individual posters that demonstrated the breadth of such research at Baylor and throughout the Texas Medical Center as a whole. Poster winners are:

Student Category

Omar M. Benavides, B.S., Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA.
Vascularization of Fibrin/Poly (Ethylene Glycol)-Based Hydrogels Using Amniotic Fluid-Derived Stem Cells. 
Author(s): Omar M Benavides¹, Abby Brooks¹, Joseph Quinn¹, Jeffrey G Jacot¹
¹Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, TX

David Y. Chiang, B.S., Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Alterations in the Interactome of Serine/Threonine Protein Phosphatase Type-1 in Atrial Fibrillation Patients. 
Author(s): David Y Chiang¹, Nicolas Lebesgue², David L Beavers¹, Mirjam A Damen², Niels Voigt³, Dobromir Dobrev³, Arjen Scholten², Xander H Wehrens¹ ¹Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, TX; ²Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Utrecht University; ³Institute of Pharmacology, University Duisburg-Essen

Research Postdoc Category

Taraka R. Donti, Ph.D., Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Gene Trap of NDUFS4 in Mouse is a Viable Model of Motochondrial Complex I Deficiency. 
Author(s): Taraka R Donti¹, Yichen Lai², Ming Ge¹, Sameer Ather³, Robia G Pautler³, Xander Wehrens³, William J Craigen¹, Brett H Graham¹
¹Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Molecular Physiology, Baylor College of Medicine

Jimena Giudice, Ph.D., Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Alternative Splicing Regulates Vesicular Trafficking Genes During Postnatal Cardiomyocyte Development in Mouse.
Author(s): Jimena Giudice¹, Eric T Wang², Marissa A Ruddy Scavuzzo¹, Amanda J Ward¹, Auinash Kalsotra¹, Wei Wang³, Xander H T Wehrens³, Christopher B Burge², Thomas Cooper¹
¹Department of Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; ³Department of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Fellow/Resident Category

Wail Ali, M.D., Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Altered Ventricular Repolarization Following Status Epilepticus. 
Author(s): Wail Ali¹, Yi-Chen Lai¹
¹Department of Pediatrics/ Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Ravi S. Hira, M.D., Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Frequency and Practice Level Variation in Inappropriate and Nonrecommended Prasugrel Prescribing: Insights from the NCDR®Pinnacle Registry.  
Author(s): Ravi S Hira¹, Kevin F Kennedy², Hani Jneid³, Mahboob Alam¹, Sukhdeep S Basra¹, Laura A Petersen?, Christie M Ballantyne¹, Vijay Nambi³, Paul S Chan², Salim S Virani³
¹Department of Medicine/Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Medicine/Cardiology, Mid America Heart Institute; ³Medicine/Cardiology, Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine; ?Medicine/HSR, Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine

American Heart Association Funded Category

Na Li, Ph.D., Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
Impaired Post-Transcriptional Regulation of RYR2 By MicroRNA-106B-25 Cluster Promotes Atrial Fibrillation
Author(s): Na Li, David Y Chiang, David L Beavers, Niels Voigt, James F Martin, Dobromir Dobrev, Xander H Wehrens
Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA; Institute of Pharmacology, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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