Minisymposium: Pathobiology of Cardiac Diseases and Aneurysm Formation

Minisymposium: Pathobiology of Cardiac Diseases and Aneurysm Formation

Saturday, April 2, 2022 • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 115-C


Pilar Alcaide, PhDChair
Maria Pilar Alcaide, PhD
Tufts University

Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, PhDCo-Chair
Francisco Carrillo-Salinas, PhD
Tufts University


Session Description: This session will feature 10 abstract-driven short talks

  • Chair - Welcome and Introductions

Presentation Time

Presenting Author

Abstract Title

Abstract Number

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Basil McIntosh

Baz1b Dosage Influences Cardiovascular Function, Predisposing to Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Abstract R2293

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Maria Shoykhet

EGFR Inhibition in Cardiomyocytes Stabilizes Cardiomyocyte Cohesion in a Murine Model for Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy

Abstract R2705

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Sasha Smolgovsky

Proinflammatory T Cells with Downregulated Unfolded Protein Response Genes Contribute to Experimental Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFρEF)

Abstract R2804

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

Abraham Bayer

Deletion of MyD88 in T-Cells Worsens Cardiac Pathology Through Enhanced T-Cell Survival and Induction of Cardiac Fibrosis

Abstract R3436

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Leah Choban

The Vascular Basis of Takotsubo Syndrome

Abstract R4762

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Dakshnapriya Balasubbramanian

Smooth Muscle-Specific Deletion of Neuropilin-1 Increases Vascular Contractility and Blood Pressure

Abstract R4956

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Jake Robinson

Osteopontin is an integral pro-fibrotic mediator of myocardial fibrosis in HIV infection

Abstract R5547

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Keiichi Asano

AT1R blockade together with AT2R stimulation prevents aortic aneurysm in mice with progressively severe Marfan syndrome

Abstract R5562

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Anna Cantalupo

Endothelial dysfunction drives aneurysm development in Marfan syndrome

Abstract R5672

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Rachel Padget

Adenovirus increases arrhythmia susceptibility during acute cardiac infection

Abstract R6175