Our laboratories explore the mechanisms for cardiovascular diseases. We focus on macrophage biology and microcalcification development in atherosclerosis, heart valve disease, and metabolic disorders.
Ryo Kawakami et al., published "S100A9-RAGE Axis Accelerates Formation of Macrophage-Mediated Extracellular Vesicle Microcalcification in Diabetes Mellitus" in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology journal.
Congratulations to Dr. Elena Aikawa for receiving the 2020 Jeffrey M. Hoeg Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology Award for Basic Science & Clinical Research.
Livia Passos et al., published "Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Cardiovascular Calcification" in Atherosclerosis journal!
Calcific Aortic Valve Disease: Dialog Between Clinical and Basic Scientists. The symposium took place at CICS on April 2nd, 2019. Special thanks to our outstanding speakers Sharon M. Moe, MD, Danny Muehlshlegel, MD, Kamal Khabbaz, MD, Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, Ahmed Tawakol, MD, Kristina I. Bostrom, MD, Raul Guzman, MD, Frank Evans, PhD, Julius Decano, MD, Jasim Ahamed, PhD, and Pat O’Gara, MD. Thank you all for attending and see you next year.