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Our Center frequently hosts research seminars and journal clubs from faculty, students and scientists outside of LKSOM to further our mission of collaborative research and education about the role of the lymphatic system in health and disease. Events are open to Lewis Katz School of Medicine students, faculty, researchers and interested persons outside of LKSOM. If you are interested in presenting to our group, please contact Mike Autieri ( with your topic and we will do our best to schedule you in a timely manner.

March 3, 2021
Catherine Martel Seminar: Title to be announced

March 9, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Darshan Sapkota, PhD — LKSOM Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Genetics
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
"Alternative Modes of mRNA Translation and Their Biological Significance"
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March 12, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Bhupesh Singla, PhD — LKSOM Faculty Candidate
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow
Vascular Biology Center (VBC)
Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Augusta, GA
“Role of Matricellular Proteins in Arterial Lymphangiogenesis and Atherosclerosis"
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March 16, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Xiaolei Liu, PhD — LKSOM Faculty Candidate
Research Assistant Professor
Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
"Lymphatic Vasculature in Cardiac Repair”
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March 22, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Georgia Zarkada, MD, PhD — LKSOM Faculty Candidate
Associate Research Scientist
Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, Department of Cardiology
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
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April 9, 2021
Roxi Carare Seminar: “Intramural Periarterial Drainage (IPAD) and the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease”.

May 14, 2021 | 12:00 P.M.
Jonathan Kipnis, PhD
BJC Investigator
Alan A. and Edith L. Wolff Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Immunology
Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Neurosurgery
Director, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia (BIG)
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Past Events

February 19, 2021
Carolina Gonzalez Journal club: Houssari, et al, “Lymphatic and Immune Cell Cross-Talk Regulates Cardiac Recovery After Experimental Myocardial Infarction”. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2020;40:1722–1737. D

January 20, 2021
Veronique Angeli Seminar: "The interplay between cholesterol and lymphatic vessel: implication in atherosclerosis and lymphedema".

December 16, 2020
Xiaolei Liu Seminar: Cardiac lymphatics: “novel players in cardiac growth and repair”

November 20, 2020
Rebecca Parodi-Rullan Journal Club: Shin Heun Kim, et al, "Cerebral amyloid angiopathy aggravates perivascular clearance impairment in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model" Acta neuropathol commun (2020) 8:181