Upcoming Events

UC Davis Cardiovascular Symposium

When: February 12-14, 2025

Where: UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane

For more details, please visit the Symposium Page.


UC Davis CVRI Retreat and Heart Day 2023

Program Organizers

Drs. Donald Bers, Javier López, Martin Cadeiras, Uma Srivatsa, Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Crystal Ripplinger, Scott Simon and Luis Fernando Santana.


Program Flyer

>> Every Tuesday


December 5, 2023

Speaker: Ivor Benjamin, M.D., Professor and Director, Cardiovascular Center, Medical College of Wisconsin

Title: "Proteostatic Determinants and The Translational Continuum: A Physician-Scientist’s Journey"


December 12, 2023

Speaker: Alison Marsden, Ph.D., Douglass M. and Nola Leishman Professor of Cardiovascular Diseases, and Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Bioengineering, Stanford University

January 5, 2024

Speaker: Kedryn Baskin, Ph.D., Ohio State University


February 2, 2024

Speaker: Beata Wolska, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago


March 1, 2024

Speaker: Wolfgang Linke, Ph.D., University of Munster


April 5, 2024

Speaker: Jillian Simon, Ph.D., Temple University


May 3, 2024

Speaker: Katja Kontrogianni-Konstantopoulos, Ph.D., University of Maryland


June 7, 2024

Speaker: Farid Moussavi-Harami, Ph.D., University of Washington


July 5, 2024

Speaker: Priscila Sato, Ph.D., Drexel University


August 3, 2024

Speaker: Shyam Bansal, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

64th Annual Meeting and Reception

Keynote Speaker: W Jonathan Lederer, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology, Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland

When: February 11, 2024 from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Location: Moshulu Restaurant and Tall Ship

Cardiovascular Research Discoveries is a new webinar series that will take place every month. This is a collaborative webinar series delivered by Cardiovascular Research and the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science to provide an interactive online forum for global discussion of key topics in cardiovascular research to continue to drive and support research and our community at a time of restricted physical interaction.

November 7, 2023

Speaker: David Liem, Ph.D., UC Davis School of Medicine

Host: Leighton T. Izu, Ph.D.


January 16, 2024

Speaker: Shanna Hamilton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, The University of Arizona

Host: Donald Bers, Ph.D.


February 20, 2024

Speaker: Jun Wang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics. University of Texas Health, Houston

Host: Kevin Xiang, Ph.D.


March 19, 2024

Speaker: Mark Dell'Acqua, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chairman, Director, NeuroTechnology Center, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Denver

Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.


April 16, 2024

Speaker: Ivy Dick, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Host: Ye Chen-Izu, M.S., Ph.D.


May 21, 2024

Speaker: Grace Muller, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Molecular Physiology, Loyola University Chicago

Host: Stefano Morotti, Ph.D.


June 4, 2024

Speaker: Stephen Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D., Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and Professor of Neuroscience; Chair, Neuroscience; Director, Kavli Institute for Neuroscience; Director, Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair; Director, Memory Disorders Clinic; Director, Yale Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Yale School of Medicine

Host: Johannes Hell, Ph.D.


June 18, 2024

Speaker: Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Anesthesiology, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Host: Heike Wulff, Ph.D.

January 26, 2023

"Optical Coherence Tomography Optoretinogram (OCT-ORG): phototransduction in rod and cone photoreceptors in vivo gratis osmotically driven water transport in the posterior eye" (PDF)

Edward Pugh, Ph.D.,
Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


March 2, 2023

"Signaling Dynamics in Pancreatic Islets" (PDF)

Mark Huising, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology
Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior


March 16, 2023

"Towards digital twins from the atom to the rhythm" (PDF)

Colleen Clancy, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Personnel
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


March 30, 2023

Revealing Silent Subunit Signaling” (PDF)

Robin Stewart, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Scholar, Sack Lab

Jon Sack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


April 20, 2023

"Incretin receptor trafficking, glucose homeostasis and beyond" (PDF)

Jennifer Whistler, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


May 25, 2023

"Rational Design of Novel Ion Channel Modulators" (PDF)

Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


June 1, 2023

"Manifestation of calcium channelopathies in lymphocytes" (PDF)

Alla Fomina, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


October 19, 2023

Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomic Analyses of Ion Channels and Their Associated Signaling Complexes” (PDF)

James Trimmer, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


November 16, 2023

Rejuvenation of the aging heart” (PDF)

Rose Ellen Dixon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


November 30, 2023

"A step-by-step view of capsaicin receptor activation" (PDF)

Jie Zheng, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology


December 7, 2023

Title: "Unraveling the Connection: Lipids and Neurodegeneration" (PDF)

Eamonn Dickson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

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October 4, 2023

Speaker: Li Qian, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, School of Medicine
Hosts: Liming Pei and Rajan Jain


October 11, 2023

Speaker: Paul Titchenell, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine
Host: Zoltan Arany


October 18, 2023

Speaker: Hossein Ardehali, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine


October 25, 2023

Speaker: Ondine Cleaver, Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
Host: Zoltan Arany


November 1, 2023

Speaker: Mark Richards, M.D., Ph.D., University of Otago, Christchurch
Host: Julio Chirinos


November 8, 2023

Speaker: Ananth Karumanchi, M.D., Cedars-Sinai
Host: Zoltan Arany


November 15, 2023

Speaker: Javid Moslehi, M.D., University of California, San Francisco
Hosts: Rajan Jain and Zoltan Arany


December 6, 2023

Speaker: Chenghua Gu, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
Host: Zoltan Arany


December 13, 2023

Speaker: Pradeep Natarajan, M.D., M.M.Sc., Harvard Medical School
Hosts: Thomas Cappola and Sharlene Day

Cardiovascular Research and the ESC Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science webinar series

All Cardiovascular Research Discoveries webinars will take place via Zoom and will be live-streamed to the CVR YouTube channel.


News

8th Cardiovascular Symposium Receives Inaugural School of Medicine Impact Symposia Award

Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.Donald M. Bers, Ph.D.

Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.Eleonora Grandi, Ph.D.

Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.Manuel Navedo, Ph.D.

Congratulations to Drs. Don Bers, Ele Grandi and Manuel Navedo for receiving School of Medicine’s Inaugural Impact Symposia Award for support towards the 2025 UC Davis Cardiovascular Symposium! This School of Medicine funding initiative was implemented to help departments within the School of Medicine to host high quality symposia that advance its research mission and bring thought leaders to campus and raise awareness of its research excellence. To this purpose, the team was awarded $15,000 in funds which will help to enhance the 2025 symposium. Drs. Bers, Grandi and Navedo are also preparing to submit an NIH-R13 proposal which, if funded, will further ensure this to be a successful event.

The 8th UC Davis Cardiovascular Symposium will be held February 20 and 21, 2025 at the UC Davis Conference Center and will feature local and international experts and trainees. More details can be found HERE.


Congratulations to our new AHA recipients

  • Ying Wang (Postdoc, Xiang Lab)
  • Jess Caldwell (Postdoc, Ripplinger Lab)
  • Miguel A. Martin Aragon Baudel (Postdoc, Navedo Lab)

Congratulations to our below Faculty who recently received funding on new NIH grants

  • Dr. Navedo
    • Research title: Coupling of vascular CaV1.2 channels in health and disease $2,903,456
  • Dr. Chen-Izu
    • Research title: Decipher Mechano-Chemo-Transduction Pathway and Function in Cardiomyocytes $3,819,046
  • Dr. Grandi
    • Research title: Human atrial fibroblast calcium signaling in atrial fibrillation $2,599,738.00