Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Early Career Committee Members


Chair

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Pediatrics
Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Twitter: @SeanM_Wu

Vice-Chair

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Cardiovascular Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Members

Federica Accornero, PhD

Federica Accornero, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Ohio State University

Kevin M. Alexander, PhD

Kevin M. Alexander, PhD

Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Stanford University
Twitter: @KMAlexanderMD

  David Y. Barefield, PhD

David Y. Barefield, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology
Loyola University Chicago
Twitter: @barefieldd

Jean C. Bopassa, MD, PhD, FAHA

Jean C. Bopassa, MD, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Regenerative Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University
Twitter: @KeChengLab

Dominic Del Re, PhD

Dominic Del Re, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School

Chen Gao, PhD

Chen Gao, PhD

Assistant Researcher
Division of Molecular Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology
University of California, Los Angeles

Rebecca Levit, MD

Rebecca Levit, MD

Assistant Professor
Emory University
Twitter: @LevitLab

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

Co-Director, Professor of Medicine
Stanford Amyloid Center
Stanford University
Twitter: @RonglihL

Patricia K. Nguyen, MD

Patricia K. Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences
Cleveland Clinic

Michael Tranter, PhD

Michael Tranter, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Early Career Blogger Liaison

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Cardiac Function Laboratory
University of Ottawa Heart Institute
Twitter: @MoAlKhalafPhD

Immediate Past Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Nicole H. Purcell, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California San Diego
Twitter: @nhpetunia

Past BCVS Early Career Committees

2019-2020 Committee

Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
Twitter: @nhpetunia

 

Vice-Chair

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, and, by courtesy, Pediatrics
Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Cardiovascular Medicine
Associate Director, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Stanford University School of Medicine
Twitter: @SeanM_Wu

Dr. Wu's Faculty page

 

Members

Jean Bopassa, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health

Dr. Bopossa's Faculty page

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Regenerative Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University

Dr. Cheng's Faculty page

Dominic Del Re, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Dr. Del Re's Faculty page

Chen Gao, PhD

Assistant Researcher
Division of Molecular Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
University of California, Los Angeles

Nirmala Hariharan, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct
Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine University of California, Davis

Dr. Hariharan's Faculty page

Evangelia “Litsa” Kranias, PhD, FAHA

Hanna Professor and Director Cardiovascular Biology
Distinguished University Professor
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Prof. Kranias's Faculty page

Rebecca Levit, MD

Assistant Professor
Emory University
Twitter: @LevitLab

Dr. Levit's Faculty page

Glenn C. Rowe, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Disease
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Cardiovascular Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Sahoo's Faculty page

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Schumacher's Faculty page


Michael Tranter, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Lillehei Endowed Scholar
Lillehei Heart Institute
Division of Cardiology
University of Minnesota

Dr. van Berlo's Faculty page

 

Immediate Past Chair

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Sadayappan's Faculty page

 

Staff

Jon Pagtakhan

Program Manager
American Heart Association

Phone: (214) 706-1867

2017-2018 Committee

Chair

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPS

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Heart Branch of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Sadayappan's Faculty page

Vice-Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego

Litsa Kranias, PhD, FAHA

Hanna Professor and Director Cardiovascular Biology
Distinguished University Professor
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Center of Excellence
Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

Il-Man Kim, PhD

Associate Professor
Vascular Biology Center & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical College of Georgia
College of Graduate School
Augusta University

 

Glenn C. Rowe, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine Division of Cardiovascular Disease
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  

 

Saumya Das, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Das' Faculty page

 

Pilar Alcaide, PhD

Associate Professor
Department Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Alcaide's Faculty page

 

Konstantinos (Costas) Drosatos, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology
Metabolic Biology Laboratory
Center for Translational Medicine
Center for Metabolic Disease Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Dr. Drosatos' Faculty page

 

Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Cardiology, Depts. of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Cardiac Signal Transduction/Cellular Biology Lab
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Kapiloff's Faculty page

 

John W. Elrod, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology Assistant Professor
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Dr. Elrod's Faculty page

 

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC

Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University

Dr. Wu's Faculty page

 

Prasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine and School of Engineering
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Krishnamurthy Faculty page

 

Sarah Franklin, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Utah

Dr. Franklin's Faculty page

 

Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Lillehei Endowed Scholar
Lillehei Heart Institute
Division of Cardiology
University of Minnesota

Dr. van Berlo's Faculty page

Immediate Past Chair

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Kontaridis' Faculty page

2015-2016 Committee

Chair

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Department of Cardiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dr. Kontaridis' Faculty page

Vice Chair

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPS

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director of Heart Branch of the Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Sadayappan's Faculty page

Members

Donald R. Menick, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Medicine/Cardiology
Director, Gazes Cardiac Research Institute
Director, Molecular & Cellular Biology & Pathobiology Program

 

Il-Man Kim, PhD

Associate Professor
Vascular Biology Center & Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Medical College of Georgia College of Graduate School
Augusta University

 

Navin K. Kapur, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology, Tufts Medical Center
Molecular Cardiology Research Institute

 

Saumya Das, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Das' Faculty page

 

Pilar Alcaide, PhD

Associate Professor
Department Integrative Physiology and Pathobiology
Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Alcaide's Faculty page

 

Konstantinos (Costas) Drosatos, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor in Pharmacology
Metabolic Biology Laboratory
Center for Translational Medicine
Center for Metabolic Disease Research
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Dr. Drosatos' Faculty page

 

Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, FAHA

Professor of Cardiology, Depts. of Pediatrics and Medicine
Director, Cardiac Signal Transduction/Cellular Biology Lab
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Kapiloff's Faculty page

 

John W. Elrod, PhD

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology Assistant Professor
Center for Translational Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University

Dr. Elrod's Faculty page

 

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC

Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University

Dr. Wu's Faculty page

 

Prasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
School of Medicine and School of Engineering
The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Krishnamurthy Faculty page

Immediate Past Chair

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

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