Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Early Career Committee Members


Chair

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Cardiovascular Research Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Twitter: @SusmitaSahooPhD

Vice-Chair

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences
Cleveland Clinic

Members

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

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

Kevin M. Alexander, PhD

Kevin M. Alexander, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
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

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

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

Chi Fung Lee, PhD

Chi Fung Lee, PhD

Assistant Member, Cardiovascular Biology Research Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Twitter: @ChiFungLeePhD

Ioannis Karakikes, PhD

Ioannis Karakikes, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research), Cardiothoracic Surgery
Member, Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
Stanford University

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

Ronglih Liao, PhD, FAHA

Co-Director, Professor of Medicine
Nola Leishman Professor II in Cardiovascular Diseases
Twitter: @RonglihL

Cat Makarewich, PhD

Cat Makarewich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Twitter: @CatMak23

Diana Martinez, PhD

Diana Martinez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Twitter: @5FootScientist

Patricia K. Nguyen, MD

Patricia K. Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University

Priscilla Sato, PhD, FAHA

Priscila Sato, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine
Twitter: @PSatolab

Jun Wang, PhD

Jun Wang, PdD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
McGovern Medical School
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Mingtao Zhao, PhD

Mingtao Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital / The Ohio State University
Twitter: @mingtao_zhao

Immediate Past Chair

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

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

Past BCVS Early Career Committees

2020 2021 Committee

Chair

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

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
Twitter: @SusmitaSahooPhD

Members

Federica Accornero, PhD

Federica Accornero, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Ohio State University

Kevin M. Alexander, PhD

Kevin M. Alexander, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine
Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
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
Nola Leishman Professor II in Cardiovascular Diseases
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 Social Media Liaison

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

Mohammad Al-Khalaf, PhD

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

Immediate Past Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Nicole H. Purcell, PhD

Associate Professor
Cardiovascular Division
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Twitter: @nhpetunia

2019-2020 Committee

Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Nicole H. Purcell, PhD

Associate Professor
Cardiovascular Division
Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Clinical Associate Professor (Adjunct)
Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Twitter: @nhpetunia

Vice-Chair

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD

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

Members

Jean Bopassa, PhD, MS

Jean Bopassa, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health

Dr. Bopossa's Faculty page

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

Ke Cheng, PhD, FAHA

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

Dr. Cheng's Faculty page

Dominic Del Re, PhD

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

Chen Gao, PhD

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

Nirmala Hariharan, PdD

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

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

Rebecca Levit, MD

Rebecca Levit, MD

Assistant Professor
Emory University
Twitter: @LevitLab

Dr. Levit's Faculty page

Glenn C. Rowe, PhD

Glenn C. Rowe, PhD

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

Susmita Sahoo, PhD

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

Sarah Schumacher, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sciences
Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Schumacher's Faculty page

Michael Tranter, PhD

Michael Tranter, PhD

Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Jop van Berlo, MD, PhD

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

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