The Cardiovascular Research Institute at Baylor College of Medicine conducts a monthly seminar series (lunch provided) during the spring and fall of each new year open to all faculty and students who are interested.

Spring 2016 Schedule:

January 2016 
Speaker: Dr. Miguel Valderrabano, M.D., F.A.C.C. 
Title/Affiliation: Professor of Cardiology, Institute for Academic Medicine Associate Member, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor, Medicine-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine 
Date: Jan. 27, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Kleberg Auditorium (Michael E. DeBakey Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Novel Therapeutic Targets in the Management of Atrial Fibrillation"

February 2016
Speaker: Dr. Ashok Balasubramanyam, M.D.
Title/Affiliation: Interim Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine - Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine
Date: Feb. 17, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 201A (Cullen Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "A viral cause of insulin resistance and fatty liver -lessons from HIV infection"

March 2016
Speaker: Dr. Kirk Knowlton, M.D.
Title/Affiliation: Director of Cardiovascular Research, Associate Chief of Cardiology, Intermountain Medical Center
Date: March 30, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: 301A (Cullen Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Viral Myocarditis:  Role for Cytoskeleton and Intercalated Disc"

Speaker: Na Li, Ph.D.
Title/Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine
Date: March 31, 2016
Time: 10 - 11 a.m.
Location: 187A (Cullen Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Epigenetic Regulation and Inflammasome – Novel Mechanisms in Atrial Fibrillation"

April 2016
 
Speaker: Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.
Title/Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Date: Apri 1, 2016
Time: 9 - 10 a.m.
Location: 187A (Cullen Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Cardiovascular regeneration? Strategies, challenges and solutions."

Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey Pitt, M.D., Ph.D.   
Title/Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Neurobiology, Pharmacy and Cancer Biology, Duke University 
Date: April 13, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.  
Location: 301A (Cullen Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Fibroblast growth factor homologous factors in cardiac pathophysiology"

May 2016
Speaker: Dr. Dobromir Dobrev, M.D., Ph.D.
Title/Affiliation: Chair of Division of Experimental Cardiology, University Hospital Duisburg-Essen, Germany,
Adjunct Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine
Date: May 4, 2016
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: Kleberg Auditorium (Michael E. DeBakey Building, Main Baylor Campus)
Topic: "Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Patients”