September 2021 through May 2022

September 2, 2021: “Cell Intrinsic Mechanisms of Cardiac Repair by Macrophages”

Edward Thorp, Associate Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology) and Pediatrics

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University

September 16, 2021: “Insights from the Planning versus Execution Phases of the NEAT Trial:  The Envirome Institute’s First Phase II Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial”

Alok Amraotkar, MD, MPH, MHA, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville

September 23rd, 2021: “Cardiac Amyloidosis:  ATTR-acting all our Attention”

Gaurang Vaidya, MD, Assistant Professor

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Department, University of Kentucky

September 30, 2021: “Unraveling the Molecular Processes that underlie Pregnancy-Induced Cardiac Growth”

Helen Collins, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville


October 14, 2021: “Ft. Frank Hastings, Have We Achieved His Vision?"

George Pantalos, Ph.D., Professor, FAIMBE (Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering)

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, University of Louisville

October 21, 2021: “E-cigarette-derived volatile organic compounds.  Mass spectrometry-based approaches to detect, identify and measure their urinary metabolites as biomarkers of exposure.”

Pawel Lorkiewicz, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Diabetes and Obesity Center, University of Louisville


November 4, 2021: "Carbonyl Stress and Cardiometabolic Disease"

Sanjay Srivastava, Ph.D., FAHA, Professor of Medicine

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville

November 18, 2021: "What blood cells can tell us about cardiovascular health and environmental exposures?"

Marina V. Malovichko, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville


December 9, 2021: "Metabolic cycles and channeling: spatioregulatory processes involved in cardiac remodeling"

Bradford G. Hill, Ph.D., FAHA, Professor of Medicine, University Scholar

Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, University of Louisville


January 6, 2022: "Metagenomics for Diagnostics, Sewage Viruses, and Planetary Protection"

Christopher Mason, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

Weill Cornell Medicine


February 17, 2022:  "Liquid biopsies and RNA-therapeutics in cardiovascular disease"

Rabiul Hosen, Ph.D., Senior Postdoctoral Researcher Molecular Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine II

Heart Center, University Hospital Bonn


March 24, 2022: “mRNA Modification: At the Core of Muscle Stress Adaptation”

Federica Accornero, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology and Cell Biology

College of Medicine, The Ohio State University

March 31, 2022: “MyBPC Based Therapies for Heart Failure”

Julian E. Stelzer, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics,

School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University


April 21, 2022: “New Challenge in the Oral Mucosa:  The Contest between Neutrophils and Emerging Oral Pathogens”          

Silvia M. Uriarte, Ph.D., University Scholar, Professor, Dept. of Oral Immunology & Infectious Diseases

School of Dentistry, University Louisville


May 19, 2022: (Title TBD)

Dae-Sung Hwangbo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology 

University of Louisville

May 26, 2022: (Title TBD)

Brian P. Delisle, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Physiology

University of Kentucky


September 29. 2022: (Title TBD)

Sean Heffron, MD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine

New York University Langone Health


November 3, 2022: (Title TBD)

Jennifer Davis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering & Pathology

College of Engineering & UW Medicine, University of Washington