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Award Winners 2017

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Poster Winners for Fifth Annual CVRI Symposium - 2017

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Baylor College of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute's annual symposium, now in its fifth year, was held April 4, 2017. The event highlighted the strengths and innovations of research at the institute and attracted individual posters that demonstrated the breadth of research at Baylor, and throughout the Texas Medical Center as a whole. Winners from each category are listed below.

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Student Category

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Ann Quick, Student, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
SPEG stabilizes junctional membrane complexes and is required for adult cardiac health
Author(s): Ann P Quick1, Qiongling Wang2, Leonne E Philippen2, Giselle Barreto-Torres2, David Y Chiang3, David L Beavers3, Julia O Reynolds2, Arjen Scholten4, Xander HT Wehrens5
1CVRI/ MPB, Baylor College of Medicine; 2CVRI/MPB, BCM; 3CVRI/TBMM, BCM; 4Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics, Utrecht University; 5CVRI/MBP, BCM

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Postdoctoral Category

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Nanbing Li, Ph.D., Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Ascc2 regulates cardiovascular development and proliferation during early post-implantation murine embryogenesis
Author(s): Nanbing Li1, Leeyean Wong1, Victor Piazza1, Chih-Wei Hsu1, Mary E Dickinson1
1Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Clinical Fellow Category

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Andrew Landstrom, M.D., Ph.D, Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
The diagnostic value incidentally identified variants in genes associated with catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia in a large cohort of clinical whole exome genetic test referrals
Author(s): Andrew P Landstrom1, Andrew L Dailey-Schwartz1, Jill A Rosenfeld2, Yaping Yang3, Christina Y Miyake4, Santiago O Valdes4, Hugh D Allen4, Daniel J Penny4, Jeffrey J Kim4
1Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; 2Miraca Genetic Laboratories, Baylor College of Medicine; 3Miraca Genetic Laboratories, Miraca Genetic Laboratories; 4Pediatrics/Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine

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Junior Faculty Category

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Vivek Singh, Ph.D., Surgical Research, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Mir-590 promotes transdifferentiation of porcine and human fibroblasts towards a cardiomyocyte-like fate by directly repressing Specificity Protein 1 (Sp1)
Author(s): Vivek P Singh1, Megumi Mathison1, Jaya P Pinnamaneni1, Deepthi Sanagasetti1, Jacqueline K Olive1, Jianchang Yang1, Todd K Rosengart1
1Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

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Paul Pang, Student, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Mis-splicing of Scn5a contributes to cardiac dysfunction in myotonic dystrophy
Author(s): Paul Pang1, Amrita Koushik2, Roberta Palau2, Thomas Cooper2
1Integrative Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; 2Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Jenny Sun, Student, Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Acute pharmacogenetic stimulation of broad brainstem regions in adult mice results in potential SUDEP-like death from perturbed respiratory and cardiovascular function
Author(s): Jenny J Sun1, Russell S Ray1
1Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Jennifer Karmouch, Ph.D., IMM Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, The University of Texas Health Science Center
Deletion of Desmoplakin, a Gene Responsible for Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, Specifically in Cardiac CSPG4pos Cells Leads to Cardiac Arrhythmias and Premature Death
Author(s): Jennifer Karmouch1, Christina Miyaki2, Raffaella Lombardi1, Xander Wehrens2, James T Willerson3 and Ali J Marian1
1Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, 2Baylor College of Medicine and 3Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas

Alexis “Lekki” Frazier-Wood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics – Nutrition, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
1,5 Anhydrosorbitol mediates the association between a Mediterranean-style Diet and incident Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
Author(s): Alexis C Frazier-Wood1, David Herrington2
1Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine; 2Cardiology, Wake Forest

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