Flow and Neutrophils Mediate Superficial Erosion (p 31)
Dr Grégory Franck earned his PhD at Univ Paris-Est in 2013 under the supervision of Dr Marianne Gervais, where he honed his skills in animal modelization and microsurgery. Soon thereafter, he then began working with Dr Peter Libby in Dr Libby’s lab in Boston, Massachusetts, where he spent the next 3 years investigating new hypotheses in the growing field of superficial erosion. Dr Franck is now conducting his research in Paris, France, in the lab of Dr Antonio Nicoletti, focusing on immunobiology of atherosclerosis. Dr Franck enjoys training for various marathons when not tasting wines with friends, perhaps as an attempt to protect his endothelium from the harms of aging.
ADAM17 and Neuronal AT1A Receptors in Hypertension (p 43)
Dr Jiaxi Xu is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr Eric Lazartigues’s laboratory at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She earned her BS in Pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University and PhD in Pharmacology from Hebei Medical University, China. Jiaxi’s current research is focused on studying the role of the central nervous system in the development of cardiovascular diseases, especially hypertension. Jiaxi is interested in studying signaling transduction, and GPCR is her favorite type of “PCR.” Outside the lab, Jiaxi is a good dancer and an active fan of sporting events.
MPO Promotes Arrhythmogenic Ventricular Remodeling (p 56)
Dr Martin Mollenhauer’s academic career began at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Germany), where he received his master´s degree in molecular biotechnology. After working in the field of green biotechnology, he became a member of the German Emmy-Noether program and started his dissertation at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and the Department of General-, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery in Heidelberg. Under the mentorship of Prof Martin Schneider and his enthusiasm for clinical research, Martin’s interest for medical life science was awakened. He received his PhD with research on hypoxic pathways and innate immunity in visceral pathologies. Today, he is working as a PI under Prof Stephan Baldus at the University Hospital Cologne. During leisure time, he enjoys hiking and being in nature, as well as a good Kölsch at the Rhine river in company. Although a famous motto in Cologne is “Et kütt wie et kütt,” he hopes that his work will finally help to establish anti-inflammatory therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
Allogeneic Cardiac Cells for Myocardial Repair (p 71)
Dr Ricardo Sanz-Ruiz earned his MD degree at Valladolid Medical School and completed his Cardiology Fellowship in the Heart Sciences Institute, Valladolid. After a Research Fellowship in the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, he joined the Invasive Cardiology Section at Gregorio Marañón University Hospital, Madrid, where he has been working as an interventional cardiologist for the last 11 years. Currently, he coordinates all clinical trials with stem cells and gene therapy for cardiovascular diseases. His research focuses on acute myocardial infarction and cardiac delivery technologies, having participated during the last 16 years in 6 preclinical studies and in 12 clinical trials with regenerative products for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and refractory angina. When not working, he loves family life and spends his time reading and playing the guitar.
CETP Protein Truncating Variants and Risk for CHD (p 81)
Dr Akihiro Nomura is currently an Assistant Professor in Cardiology at Kanazawa University, Japan. He earned his MD at Kanazawa University, and completed his postdoctoral research training in cardiovascular genetics under Sekar Kathiresan, MD at Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Broad Institute. His research focuses on elucidating the genetic mechanisms of sudden cardiac death-related diseases and applying these findings to improve cardiac care and medicines development. His motto is, “The boughs that bear the most hang lowest.”
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