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Award Winners 2016

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Poster Winners for Fourth Annual CVRI Symposium - 2016

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The fourth annual symposium sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine's Cardiovascular Research Institute highlighted the strengths and innovations of such research at the institute and attracted individual posters that demonstrated the breadth of such research at Baylor and throughout the Texas Medical Center as a whole. Winners are:

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Student Category

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Yang Xiao, M.B., M.S. Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Deficiency of Hippo Pathway Kinase Lats Unleashes Proliferative Capacity of Cardiac Fibroblast
Author(s): Yang Xiao¹, Min Zhang², Vaibhav Deshmukh², James F Martin²
¹Institute of Biosciences and Technologies, Texas A&M Health Science Center; ²Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine

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Research Postdoc Category

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Davin Townley-Tilson, Ph.D. Medicine - Athero and Lipo, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Prolyl Hydroxylase Proteins Regulate Cardiac Function Through Muscle LIM Protein (MLP) Signaling via Hydroxylation
Author(s): WH Davin Townley-Tilson¹, Liang Xie¹
¹Department of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

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Clinical Fellow/Resident

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Lindsay Edwards, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
A Pilot Study of Chronic Maternal Hyperoxygenation and Effect on Cerebral and Placental Vasoregulation in Fetuses With Left Heart Hypoplasia
Author(s): Lindsay A Edwards¹, Diego Lara², Magdalena Sanz Cortez³, Jill V Hunter, Eboni M Smith, Shiraz A Maskatia², Shelley Andreas², Magnolia Nguyen, Lacey Schoppe, Jianhong Zhang, S Kristen Sexson-Tejtel², Keila N Lopez², Emily J Lawrence², Yungfei Wang², Melissa Challman², Nancy A Ayres², Carolyn Altman², Kjersti Aagaard³, Becker Judith², Shaine A Morris²
¹Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Pediatric Cardiology, BCM; ³Obstetrics and Gynecology, BCM; Radiology, BCM; Developmental Pediatrics, BCM; Pediatric Cardiology, TCH

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Junior Faculty

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David Durgan, Ph.D. Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Gut Dysbiosis Is Involved in the Development of Hypertension
Author(s): David Durgan¹, Bhanu P. Ganesh², James W. Nelson¹, Robert M. Bryan¹
¹Anesthesiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Pathology and Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

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Andres Hernandez-Garcia, Ph.D. Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
SOX7 Gene Ablation Impairs Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transition During Atrioventricular Endocardial Cushion Development
Author(s): Andres Hernandez-Garcia¹, Margaret Wat², Ryan Udan³, Alexander, Renwick,², Zhiyin Yu,², Chad A Shaw², Mary, Dickinson³, Daryl A Scott
¹Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; ³Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; Molecular & Human Genetics & Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine

Jordan Kho, B.S. Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Loss of Argininosuccinate Lyase Leads to Nitric Oxide Deficiency, Endothelial Dysfunction, Impaired Angiogenesis, and Hypertension
Author(s): Jordan Kho¹, Xiao-Yu Tian², Jack Wing Tak Wong², Terry Bertin¹, Ming-Ming Jiang¹, Karl-Dimiter Bissig³, Sandesh Nagamani¹, Brendan Lee¹
¹Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Cardiovascular Sciences, Houston Methodist; ³Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Andrew Landstrom, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology and Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Novel Long QT Syndrome-Associated Missense Mutation, L762F, in CACNA1C-Encoded L-Type Calcium Channel Imparts a Slower Inactivation Tau and Increased Sustained and Window Current
Author(s): Andrew P Landstrom¹, Nichole J Boczek², Dan Ye², Christina Y Miyake³, Caridad M De la Uz³, Hugh D Allen³, Michael J Ackerman², Jeffrey J Kim³
¹Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Molecular Pharmacology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; ³Pediatrics/Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine

John Leach, B.S. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Hippo Signaling Deletion Reserves Systolic Heart Failure
Author(s): John P Leach¹, Todd Heallen², Yuka Morikawa², Min Zhang¹, Matthew C Hill³, Mahdis Rahmani², James T Willerson², James F Martin¹
¹Molecular Physiology and biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; ²Cardiomyocyte Renewal Lab, Texas Heart Institute; ³Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine

Amy Sims Sanyahumbi, M.D. Pediatrics-Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Clinical-Officer Led Screening Is Sensitive for Detecting Rheumatic Heart Disease in Malawi, Africa
Author(s): Amy Sims Sanyahumbi¹, Craig A Sable², Mina Hosseinipour³, Melissa Karlsten, Peter N Kazembe, Charles G Minard, Dan J Penny
¹Pediatric Cardiology, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX; ²Pediatric Cardiology, Children's National Medical Center; ³Infectious Disease, University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi; Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital; Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine Clinical Center of Excellence, Lilongwe, Malawi; Dan L Duncan Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Baylor College of Medicine

Qiongling Wang, Ph.D. Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Oxidized CAMKII Contributes to Ventricular Arrhythmia in a Mouse Model of Muchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Author(s): Qiongling Wang¹, Julia Reynolds¹, David Chiang², David Beavers², Na Li², Shuyi Cao², Mark E. Anderson², George R. Rodney², Xander HT Wehrens²
¹Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine; ²Dept. of Molecular Physiology and Biophysic, Baylor College of Medicine

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