Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Early Career Committee Partners


Chair

Sean Wu

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

Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego

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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
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Members

Jean Bopassa, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor
Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
UT Health

Dr. Bopossa's Faculty page(link opens in new window)(link opens in new window)

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

Dr. Rowe's Faculty page

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

Staff

 

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Dr. Sadayappan's Faculty page

Jon Pagtakhan

Program Manager
American Heart Association

Phone: (214) 706-1867

Past BCVS Early Career Committees

 

2012-2013 BCVS Early Career Committee

2012-2013 Chair

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2012-2013 Vice-Chair

Heather S. Duffy, PhD

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

2012-2013 Members

Donald R. Menick, PhD, FAHA

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

 

Zhihua Jiang, MD, PhD

Assistant 
Professor Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy 
University of Florida

 

Aarif Y. Khakoo, MD, MBA

Executive Director Research
Metabolic Disorders
Amgen

 

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

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

 

Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow - Division of Cardiology 
Research Fellow - Lab of Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

(Fan) Guo-Chang Fan, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati

 

Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA

Professor and Director of Translational Science 
The Heart Institute, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

 

Madhu V. Singh, PhD, MSc

Research Assistant Professor 
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 
University of Iowa

 

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD

Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago

 

Sudhiranjan Gupta, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Institute-Division of Molecular Cardiology

2017-2018 BCVS Early Career Committee

2017-2018 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

2017-2018 Vice-Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Purcell's Faculty page

2017-2018 Members

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

 

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

Dr. Kim's Faculty page

 

Glenn C. Rowe, PhD

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

Dr. Rowe's Faculty page

 

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

2017-2018 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 BCVS Early Career Committee

2015-2016 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 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

2015-2016 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

Dr. Kim's Faculty page

 

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

2015-2016 Immediate Past Chair

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2014-2015 bcvs early career committee

2014-2015 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

2014-2015 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

2014-2015 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

Dr. Kim's Faculty page

 

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

 

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

 

Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research
University of California, Los Angeles

 

Christopher Baines, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center
 

 

Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow - Division of Cardiology
Research Fellow - Lab of Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

 

Burns C. Blaxall, PhD FAHA

Professor and Director of Translational Science
The Heart Institute, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

2014-2015 Immediate Past Chair

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2013-2014 BCVS Early Career Committee

2013-2014 Chair

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2013-2014 Vice-Chair

Heather S. Duffy, PhD

Director of Research
Center for Arrhythmia Research and Management
University of Utah

2013-2014 Members

Donald R. Menick, PhD, FAHA

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


Aarif Y. Khakoo, MD, MBA

Executive Director Research
Metabolic Disorders
Amgen


Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD

Health Sciences Division
Loyola University Chicago


Nicole Purcell, PhD

Asst Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pharmacology


Christopher Baines, PhD
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center


Zhihua Jiang, MD, PhD

Assistant
Professor Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy
University of Florida


Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

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


Madhu V. Singh, PhD, MSc

Research Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Iowa


Reza Ardehali, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cell Research
University of California, Los Angeles


Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhD

Post-Doctoral Clinical Fellow - Division of Cardiology
Research Fellow - Lab of Dr. Gordon F. Tomaselli
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Burns C. Blaxall, PhD, FAHA

Professor and Director of Translational Science
The Heart Institute, Molecular Cardiovascular Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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