The CVB seminar series for distinguished speakers in vascular biology are well attended by scientists from Weill Cornell and neighboring institutions. In addition scientists present their findings at weekly reseach in progress meetings (Wednesdays at 12 noon). CVB also participates in the journal club (Fridays 10-11 am) together with the Division of Hematology/ Oncology.

New Challenge for Lipid Mediators and Phospholipid Metabolism May 11, 2010 Takao Shimizu, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Lessons from Death Signaling: Inflammasomes and Beyond December 1, 2010 Vishva Dixit, MD
Vice President, Physiological Chemistry
Genentech, Inc.
Cell-Cell Signaling in the Regulation of Angiogenesis and Vascular Permeability Jan 20, 2011
5 - 6pm
Uris Auditorium
Christer Betsholtz, PhD
Professor of Vascular Biology,
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Lysophospholipid Signaling in CNS Development and Disease Feb 1, 2011 Jerold Chun, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Biology
The Scripps Research Institute
The Immuno-Inflammatory Response to Injury: The Roles for DAMP-Pattern Recognition Receptor Interaction April 4, 2011 Timothy R. Billiar, MD
George Vance Foster Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh, USA
Cancer and Inflammation: Reprogramming Immune Response to Enhance Therapy April 25, 2011 Lisa M. Coussens, PhD
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, USA
Implantation: The Gateway to Pregnancy Success June 7, 2011 S.K. Dey, PhD
Lova Riekert Chair and Professor of Pediatrics,
Department of Cancer and Cell Biology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, USA
Vascular Maintenance October 12, 2011 Michael Simons, MD, FACC, FAHA
Robert W. Berliner
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology,
Department of Internal Medicine
Yale University, USA
Membrane Sphingolipids and Anti-angiogenesis November 16, 2011 Richard Kolesnick, MD
Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
MicroRNA Regulation of Cholesterol Metabolism, Metabolic Syndrome, and Cardiovascular Disease December 14, 2011 Carlos Hernando-Fernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine and Cell Biology
New York University, USA
Sculpture Lessons: How the Zebrafish Shapes Its Vessels January 11, 2012 Jesus Torres-Vasquez, PhD
Assistant Professor
Skirball Institute Program of Developmental Genetics and Cell Biology
New York University, USA
How Atherosclerotic Plaques Become Dangerous: A Cell Biological Perspective April 11, 2012 Ira Tabas, MD, PhD
Richard J. Stock Professor & Vice-Chairman of Research
Professor of Medicine and Anatomy & Cell Biology, Department of Medicine
Columbia University, USA
Visualizing Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Receptor Signaling In Vivo September 12, 2012 Richard L. Proia, Ph.D.
Chief, Genetics of Development and Disease Branch
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases,
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD
Mechanisms of Mechanotransduction in Atherosclerosis October 31, 2012 Martin A. Schwartz
Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and of Cell Biology
Yale Cardiovascular Research Center
School of Medicine, Yale University
New Haven, CT
In Vitro and In Vivo Roles of Leukotriene B4 Receptors, BLT1 and BLT2 Friday, April 19, 2013 Takehiko Yokomizo, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan
Engineering Microvascular Growth In Vitro and In Vivo Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Abraham D. Stroock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
Mechanisms of Obesity-Linked Cardiovascular Disease Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D.
Aram V. Chobanian Distinguished Professor
Director, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University, USA
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Controlling Eye and Lymphatic Vasculature Development Monday, July 28, 2014 Guillermo Oliver, Ph.D.
Dept. of Genetics
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN
Executive Functions of Tissue-Specific Endothelial Cells in Organ Regeneration and Tumor Growth Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Shahin Rafii, M.D.
Director, Ansary Stem Cell Institute
Arthur B. Belfer Professor, Genetic Medicine
Professor, Medicine and Regenerative Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
The Tumor Microenvironment: From Cradle to Grave Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff, Ph.D.
Professor, Radiation Oncology and Cell Biology
New York University School of Medicine
Novel Candidates for Development of Targeted Therapies in Breast and Lung Cancer Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Vivek Mittal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director of Research of The Neuberger Berman Lung
Cancer Research Laboratory
Weill Cornell Medical College
Mitochondria Regulates Crosstalk Between Autophagy and Inflammasomes: Clinical Implications Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D.
Sanford I. Weill Chairman and Professor of Medicine
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
mTORC1/S6K1: Regulation of Protein Synthesis, Cell Metabolism, & Therapeutic Opportunities Wednesday, October 29, 2014 John Blenis, Ph.D.
Anna-Maria & Stephen Kellen Professor in Cancer Research
Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Vasculature Neuronal Interactions Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Chenghua Gu, D.V.M. & Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology
Harvard Medical School
Comparing Explanations for Immune Suppression in the Tumor Microenvironment Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Douglas Fearon, M.D.
Walter B. Wriston Professor of Pancreatic Cancer Research,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Emeritus Sheila Joan Smith Professor of Immunology,
University of Cambridge
Fellow, Trinity College
APC Restoration Promotes Cellular Differentiation and Restores Crypt Homeostasis in CRC Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Luke Dow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine
Department of Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center
Weill Cornell Medical College
Epigenetics and Nuclear Architecture in Cardiac Development Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Jonathan A. Epstein, M.D.
William Wikoff Smith Professor of Medicine
Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Scientific Director, Penn Cardiovascular Institute
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Role of Egfl7 in Placental Development and Preeclampsia Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Heidi Stuhlmann, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Apolipoprotein M: Impact on Lipoprotein Metabolism and Vascular Function Monday, January 5, 2015 Lars Bo Nielsen, M.D., D.M.Sc., Ph.D.
Head of Department and Consultant, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
Head of Department of Clinical Medicine
Professor of "Functional genomics in biomedicine",
Department of Biomedical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen
The Cell Surface Mono-ADP-Ribosyltransferase, ART1, Facilitates Growth of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Wednesday, January 7, 2015 Brendon M. Stiles, M.D.
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition in Tumor Metastasis and Chemo-Resistance Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Ding Cheng Gao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology,
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
ADAM17 / EGFR and ADAM10 / Notch Signaling in Vascular Biology Wednesday, February 4, 2014 Carl Blobel, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Program Director of the Arthritis and Tissue Degeneration Program, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Chair in Musculoskeletal Research
Weill Cornell Medical College
Spatial and Temporal Control of Vascular Mural Cell Differentiation Controls Organ Systems-Level Vascular Patterning Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Doris Herzlinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Department of Urology
Weill Cornell Medical College
The New Vascular Biology of Single Dose Radiotherapy Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Richard Kolesnick, M.D.
Head, Laboratory of Signal Transduction
Member, Sloan-Kettering Institute
Sleep Apnea and Endovascular Disease Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Ana Krieger, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine in Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology
Associate Professor of Clinical Genetic Medicine,
Department of Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Neutral Sphingomyelinases in Stress Responses Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Yusuf A Hannun, M.D.
Director, Stony Brook Cancer Center
Vice Dean for Cancer Medicine
Joel Kenny Professor of Medicine
Stony Brook University
S1P Signaling in Vascular and Immune Systems Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Tim Hla, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Vascular Biology
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Therapeutic Application of the Vascular Niche to Improve Hematopoietic Function Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Jason Butler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor,
Ansary Stem Cell Institute
Department of Genetic Medicine
Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Hemo-Vascular Niche Regulates Lung Regeneration and Fibrosis Wednesday, May 1, 2015 Bi-Sen Ding, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Genetic Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Regulating the Lymph Node Vascular-Stromal Compartment in Health and Disease Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Theresa T. Lu, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Scientist,
Autoimmunity and Inflammation Program and Pediatric Rheumatology
Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Professor,
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Lymphatic Vessels in the Sequelae of Chronic Inflammatory Disease Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Gwendalyn J. Randolph, Ph.D.
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Washington University
Growth Factor Prodomains: How They Work Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Barbara L. Hempstead, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Weill Cornell Medical College
Annexin A2 and Sepsis:
Mice, Swine, and Homo sapiens
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Katherine A. Hajjar, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Brine Family Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Alterations in Cytokines and Angiogenic Factors Mediate Pregnancy Complications:
Possible Targets for Therapy?
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Jane E. Salmon, M.D.
Collette Kean Research Chair
Director, Lupus and APS Center of Excellence
Hospital for Special Surgery

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Weill Cornell Medical College
Endothelial Signaling in Vascular Tone Regulation and Tumor Cell Metastasis Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Stefan Offermanns, M.D.
Director and Scientific Member at the Max-Planck-Institute of Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Professor at the J.W. Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Mechanism of Early Cancer Cell Dissemination and Its Contribution to Dormancy and Metastasis Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, Ph.D.
Professor, Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
Professor, Otolaryngology
Professor, Oncological Sciences
Tisch Cancer Institute
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Pluripotent-Independent Generation of Engraftable Vascular and Immune Cells Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Shahin Rafii, M.D.
Arthur B. Belfer Professor of Medicine
Director, Ansary Stem Cell Institute
Chief, Division of Regenerative Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Adipose Regulation of Metabolic Diseases Wednesday, November 18, 2015 James C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Pathogenic Mutations Arising in the Paternal Germline: From Congenital Disorders to Cancer Risk and Beyond Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Marco Seandel, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Tissue-Specific Roles of Ceramides in Metabolic Disorders Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Scott A. Summers, Ph.D.
Professor and Head,
Translational Metabolic Health Laboratory
Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like CRISPRmas Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Luke Dow, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology
Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell Medicine
Endothelial Cell PECAM and CD99 Signaling Pathways that Regulate Transendothelial Migration January 13, 2016 William A. Muller, M.D., Ph.D.
Magerstadt Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Exophagy: Extracellular Catabolism of Lipoprotein Deposits by Macrophages Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Frederick R. Maxfield, Ph.D.
Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience
Chairman, Department of Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Medicine