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by Hannah Buckelew
Eight members from the UAB Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME), alongside several others from the Departments of Pathology and Cardiology, attended the annual Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Sessions in Chicago, Illinois July 30-August 3.

The Scientific Sessions is one of the largest meetings globally dedicated to fundamental and translational research in cardiovascular science. Leaders from fields such as cardiac gene and cell therapy, cardiac development, tissue engineering, iPS cells, and microRNAs among many others, attended to share recent research.

Eric Olson, Ph.D., professor and chair at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Molecular Biology, delivered the keynote lecture, “Thinking Big and Thinking Small about the Heart.”

On Monday, July 31, Jianyi “Jay” Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., chair of BME and the AHA BCVS, gave welcome remarks following Joseph Wu, M.D., Ph.D., president of the AHA. On Tuesday, August 1 Lei Ye, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, presented, “Thymosin β4 Increases the Reparative Potency of hiPSC-cardiomyocytes in Acute Myocardial Infarction” in Session 7: Cardiovascular Technologies, Therapeutics and Bioinformatics.

View the poster presentations here and the meeting program here.

Department members look forward to attending the 2024 BCVS Scientific Sessions again in Chicago.