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MHI Seminar Series presents MHI Keynote Speaker: Hanjoong Jo, PhD, Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University

March 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

MHI Seminar Series presents MHI Keynote Speaker: Hanjoong Jo, Ph.D., Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Professor, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering; Associate Chair-Emory; Director of Cardiovascular Biomechanics T32 Program-Emory & Georgia Tech (GT), Emory University/GT

Summary of Seminar:  Dr. Jo will discuss his lab’s recent studies to understand how atherosclerosis preferentially occurs in arterial regions of disturbed blood flow (d-flow), while stable flow (s-flow) protects against atherosclerosis. Using the mouse partial carotid ligation model of atherosclerosis and single-cell RNAseq studies, they showed that arterial endothelial cells undergo FIRE (Flow Induced Reprogramming of Endothelial cells) via changes in flow-sensitive genes, proteins, and pathways. As an example of flow-sensitive genes, he will discuss their recent work on HEG1 in endothelial function and atherosclerosis.

The Carolina Club, George Watts Hill Alumni Center
150 Stadium Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514
United States
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March 13
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


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