CVRI Symposium Award Recipients 2019


Award Recipients for Seventh Annual CVRI Symposium – 2019


The seventh annual symposium hosted by Baylor College of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) highlighted the innovative research being done in the field of cardiovascular research by faculty and trainees from across the Texas Medical Center. Out of the 84 abstracts that were submitted and reviewed this year, those with highest scores from four different categories (student, postdoctoral researcher, clinical fellow/resident, and junior faculty) were selected for platform presentations during the symposium. Winners from each category are listed below.


Best Abstract Winners


Larry Scott Jr., B.S., student, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
NLRP3 Inflammasome Mediates the Obesity-Induced Pathogenesis of Atrial Fibrillation

Qilin Gu, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist Research Institute, Houston, Texas
AIBP Instructs Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Fate Through SREBP2-Regulated Notch Signaling

Ishita Jindal, M.D., clinical fellow, Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Obese Youth With Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Lisa Mullany, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
A Steroid Receptor Coactivator Stimulator (MCB-613) Promotes Cardiac Protection and Repair After Myocardial Infarction


Best Poster Winners


Manuel Cantu Gutierrez, B.S., student, Developmental Biology Graduate Program, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Defining the Transcriptional and Epigenetic Basis of Endothelial Heterogeneity

Waleed Ageedi, M.D., postdoctoral researcher, Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Critical Role of AIM2 Inflammasome in the Development of Sporadic Aortic Dissection

Joseph Knadler, M.D., clinical fellow, Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
Sex-Related Differences in Aortic Dimensions in Children and Young Adults with Marfan Syndrome

Ketan Ghaghada, Ph.D., assistant professor, Radiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas
Computed Tomography Imaging of Aortic Wall Injury in a Mouse Model of Sporadic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection

Parag Jain, M.D., assistant professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
A Novel Real-Time Patient Monitoring System For Detection of Junctional Ectopic Tachycardiac in Patients With Congenital Heart Disease