November 27, 2019
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NAVBO Trainees in the Spotlight
And now, a word from our trainees...
We're pleased to launch a new feature in this issue of the NewsBEAT: clips of interviews with VB2019 Travel Awardees, conducted at Asilomar by NAVBO Membership Committee Co-Chair Mary Wallingford.  To access the first three interviews, click on the photos below, which picture today's featured trainees receiving their awards from NAVBO Past-President Michelle Bendeck (left photo) and Vicki Bautch (center/right), organizer of the Developmental Vascular Biology and Genetics Workshop at VB2019.  More to follow in future issues - enjoy!

Aisah Aubdool, Queen Mary University of London
Xiaowu Gu, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dionna Kasper, Yale School of Medicine

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Spotlight on Trainees
Travel Awards Available for the Microcirculatory Society Annual Meeting
Any NAVBO Trainee member who submitted an abstract to the Microcirculatory Society Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology is eligible for a Travel Award.

See our web site for more details and to apply for the award -
Next Month's Webinar
Kristy Red-Horse will give next month's webinar 
Our December 19 webinar at 1:00pm  EST will feature Kristy Red-Horse of Stanford  University.  Her presentation is titled, " Coronary blood vessels play multiple roles in cardiac development."   
Follow this link to register:
Register for this webinar   

And Mark Your Calendar
The first webinar in 2020 will feature Mark Kahn, University of Pennsylvania, and his talk on
"The Gut-Brain Axis in Cerebral Cavernous Malformation." Plan to join us on January 24 at 1:00pm EST.  A link to the registration and web page will be available in our next NewsBEAT.

NAVBO Webinars are free to current NAVBO Members. Non-members can attend for $25 per webinar.   

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Keep members, and all who visit our web site, aware of presentations by NAVBO members.  If you are attending the meeting, be sure to attend your NAVBO colleague's presentation.  If you are also presenting at that meeting, you can attend each other's presentations and offer mutual support! It can also help make you aware when a colleague is in your town so you reach out and arrange an in-person chat. And finally, this listing can also keep you abreast of other relevant meetings and  conferences.

So check out the current listings: and add yours!
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Member News
Welcome to our Newest Member:
Homare Ito, University of Maryland Baltimore

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Recent Publications by NAVBO Members

Mitochondrial thioredoxin-2 maintains HCN4 expression and prevents oxidative stress-mediated sick sinus syndrome
Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology 

OBJECTIVE: Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is associated with loss of HCN4 (hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated potassium channel 4) function in the cardiac conduction system. The underlying mechanism for SSS remains elusive.   Read more



VEGF signalling enhances lesion burden in KRIT1 deficient mice
Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine 

The exact molecular mechanisms underlying CCM pathogenesis remain a complicated and controversial topic. Our previous work illustrated an important VEGF signalling loop in KRIT1 depleted endothelial cells.   Read more


Industry News
Funding opportunity for early phase clinical trials will be funded through a partnership between the Alzheimer Association and the Gates Foundation
"PART THE CLOUD (PTC) Bioenergetics/ Mitochondria, Clearance Related, Vascular Contributions and Inflammation Clinical Trials Program" will accelerate the testing of innovative therapy, including experimental or repurposed drug and/or experimental or repurposed device in the earliest stages of neurodegeneration. For this program, therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related dementias (ADRD) should have a focus on biological mechanisms related to vascular pathology, mitochondrial/ bioenergetics, clearance related mechanisms (autophagy, lysosomal and lymphatic/ glymphatic systems) and inflammation. Projects will be considered that move experimental or repurposed drug candidates and/or experimental or repurposed trial ready devices into Phase 1 or Phase 2 clinical trials for AD and/or ADRD.

Please see all the RFA details at this link:

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Calendar of Events
April 4 - 7, 2020
Experimental Biology 2020
July 7 - 9, 2020
Vasculata 2020
July 11 - 15, 2020
ISTH 2020 Congress
Sept. 9 - 12, 2020
21st International Vascular Biology Meeting (IVBM 2020)
Oct 25 - 29, 2020
Vascular Biology 2020
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