I am the Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute and a Professor in the Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Radiology (Molecular Imaging). My research career has been dedicated to making fundamental discoveries in cardiovascular medicine. We use a combination of molecular/cellular biology, genomic-epigenomic-transcriptomic profiling, tissue engineering, physiological testing, and molecular imaging technologies. We have made seminal discoveries in the areas of (i) disease modeling, (ii) precision medicine, (iii) pharmacogenomics & drug discovery, (iv) genomics & epigenomics, and (v) regenerative medicine (please see Section C on “Contributions to Science”). My scholarly work consists of >400 publications with H-index of 96 on Google Scholar and recognition as top 1% of highlighted cited researchers in Web of Science (2018 & 2019). I have received several prestigious awards and honors, including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, NIH Roadmap Transformative R01 Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from President Obama given at the White House, Burroughs Wellcome Foundation Innovation in Regulatory Science Award, American Heart Association (AHA) Established Investigator Award, AHA Merit Award, and AHA Distinguished Scientist Award. As Chair of the AHA Research Committee and Chair of the AHA Basic Cardiovascular Science Council, I am deeply committed to the missions of curing cardiovascular diseases and training next generation of future physicians and scientists. Since 2004, I have served as mentor for >45 postdoctoral fellows, 27 of whom are now faculty members in the US and abroad. I am also a member of the National Academy of Medicine, AHA National Board of Directors, Keystone Symposia Scientific Advisory Board, and FDA Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee.

Date Time Room Session/Title Presentation
Presentation Title Role
Sep. 9 (Wed) 13:30-15:30 Room 4 Symposium 04
Stem Cells and Vascular Niche
13:50-14:10 Human Stem Cells & Genomics for Disease Modeling Speaker