Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS) Early Career Committee Members

Chair

Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPSSakthivel 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

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Vice Chair

Nicole Purcell, PhDNicole Purcell, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
University of California, San Diego

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Members

 

Litsa Kranias, PhD, FAHALitsa 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

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Il-Man Kim, PhDIl-Man Kim, PhD

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

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Glenn C. Rowe, PhDGlenn C. Rowe, PhD

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

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Saumya Das, MD, PhDSaumya Das, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Institute

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Maria Pilar Alcaide, PhDPilar Alcaide, PhD

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

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Konstantinos (Costas) Drosatos, MSc PhDKonstantinos (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

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Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, FAHAMichael 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

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John W. Elrod, PhDJohn W. Elrod, PhD

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

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Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACCSean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC

Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University

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Prasanna Krishnamurthy, DVM, MVSc, PhD, FAHAPrasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA

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

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Sarah Franklin, PhDSarah Franklin, PhD

Assistant Professor
University of Utah

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Jop van Berlo, MD PhDJop van Berlo, MD, PhD

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

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Immediate Past Chair

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD FAHAMaria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

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

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Staff

Flavia WatkinsFlavia Watkins

Program Manager
American Heart Association

Phone: (214) 706-1713

Past BCVS Early Career Committees

2015-2016 BCVS Early Career Committee

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD FAHAMaria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

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

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Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPSSakthivel 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

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Donald R. Menick, PhD, FAHADonald R. Menick, PhD, FAHA

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

 

Il-Man Kim, PhDIl-Man Kim, PhD

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

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Navin K. Kapur, MDNavin K. Kapur, MD

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

 

Saumya Das, MD, PhDSaumya Das, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Institute

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Maria Pilar Alcaide, PhDPilar Alcaide, PhD

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

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Konstantinos (Costas) Drosatos, MSc PhDKonstantinos (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

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Michael S. Kapiloff, MD, PhD, FAHAMichael 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

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John W. Elrod, PhDJohn W. Elrod, PhD

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

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Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACCSean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC

Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University

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Prasanna Krishnamurthy, DVM, MVSc, PhD, FAHAPrasanna Krishnamurthy, MVSc, PhD, FAHA

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

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Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHAAsa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2014-2015 BCVS Early Career Committee

Maria Irene Kontaridis, PhD FAHAMaria Irene Kontaridis, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Cardiology
Harvard Medical School

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Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD, MBA, FAHA, FAPSSakthivel 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

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Donald R. Menick, PhD, FAHADonald R. Menick, PhD, FAHA

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

 

Il-Man Kim, PhDIl-Man Kim, PhD

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

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Navin K. Kapur, MDNavin K. Kapur, MD

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

 

Saumya Das, MD, PhDSaumya Das, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cardiovascular Institute

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Maria Pilar Alcaide, PhDPilar Alcaide, PhD

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

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Konstantinos (Costas) Drosatos, MSc PhDKonstantinos (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

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John W. Elrod, PhDJohn W. Elrod, PhD

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

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Reza Ardehali, MD, PhDReza Ardehali, MD, PhD

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

 

Christopher Baines, PhD FAHAChristopher Baines, PhD, FAHA

Assistant Professor
Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center

 

Deeptankar DeMazumder, MD, PhDDeeptankar 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, FAHABurns C. Blaxall, PhD FAHA

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

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHAAsa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2013-2014 BCVS Early Career Committee

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Heather S. Duffy, PhD

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

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

2012-2013 BCVS Early Career Committee

Asa Gustafsson, PhD, FAHA

Associate Professor
UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Heather S. Duffy, PhD

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

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

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