Blood Vessel Club™: Gut Microbiota in Vascular Disease

Blood Vessel Club™: Gut Microbiota in Vascular Disease

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

Sponsored by the ASIP Inflammation/Immunopathology Scientific Interest Group and the Vascular and Mucosal Pathobiology Scientific Interest Group


Jonathon W. Homeister, MD, PhDChair
Jonathon W. Homeister, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Denuja Karunakaran, PhDCo-Chair
Denuja Karunakaran, PhD
The University of Queensland

Session Description: This symposium explores the newest discoveries into the role the gut microbiome has in the pathobiology of vascular diseases. Presentations by national and international experts in the field will focus on the mechanisms by which the gut microbiome can modulate both atherosclerotic vascular disease and hypertensive vascular disease.


  Chair - Welcome and Introductions  
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM The Role of Gut Microbiota-Derived Metabolites in Blood Pressure Regulation
David Durgan, PhD • Baylor College of Medicine
David Durgan, PhD
10:45 AM - 11:20 AM A Dysfunctional Gut-Brain Axis in Hypertension
Mohan Raizada, PhD • University of Florida
Mohan Raizada, PhD
11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Role of the Gut Microbiota in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease
Debby PY Koonen, PhD • University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands
Debby PY Koonen, PhD
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