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Congratulations to the CVP Division Poster and Oral Competition Winners

May 27, 2021

The Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology would like to recognize our young scientists who attended the ASPET Annual Meeting at EB 2021 and participated in our poster or oral competitions.  The judges were very impressed with the science and presentations this year.

Poster Competition Awards

Each year, the ASPET Student-Postdoc Poster Competition showcases and recognizes the highest quality scientific work submitted by ASPET’s young scientist members. Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

Undergraduate Student:

1st place: Kristina Sin, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix
“In Vitro Acute Ischemic Injury Altered Human Brain Endothelial MMP-9 Activity and Associated Cell Surface Adhesion Protein Expression in Part by S1PR Type 1 Activation.”

Graduate and Post-baccalaureate Students:

1st place: Dawn Kuszynski, Michigan State University
“Endothelial P2Y2-mediated vasoconstriction is inhibited in middle cerebral arteries of rabbits treated with clopidogrel.”

2nd place: Dina Salem Maaliki, American University of Beirut
“Loss of Salt GlucocorticoidKinase (SGK) 1 in T cells abrogates Memory T Cell Formation, Hypertension and End-Organ Damage.”

Postdoctoral Scientist:

1st place: Van Ninh, University of California San Diego
“Cardiomyocyte NLRP3 Contributes to the Cardiac Inflammatory Response.”

Oral Competition Awards

The division invites top scoring abstracts submitted by young scientists to present in the Division for Cardiovascular Pharmacology Trainee Showcase. Congratulations to the 2021 winners:

Graduate Students:

1st place: Kishore Chittimalli, North Dakota State University, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Health Professions
“Reversal of Aging-Associated Vasoreparative Dysfunction and Myelopoietic Bias in Bone Marrow Stem/Progenitor Cells by Angiotensin-(1-7).”

2nd place: Santo Kalathingal Anto, North Dakota State University
“Apelin-Induced Relaxation is Impaired in Coronary Arteries from Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats.”

3rd place: Soyoung Cheon, University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
“Opioids Cause Vascular Dysfunction in a Sex-Specific Manner.”

Postdoctoral Scientists:

1st place: Owais Bhat, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine
“Enhanced Arterial Stiffening in Obese Mice with Smooth Muscle-Specific Overexpression of Smpd1 gene.”

2nd place: Xuan Yu, Stanford University
“Acetaldehyde within e-cigarette aerosol and cigarette smoke triggers intracellular calcium release in primary adult cardiomyocytes that is exacerbated in ALDH2*2 mice.”

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