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Invited Speakers

Ron Do, PhD
Posdoctoral Research Fellow (PhD)
Centre for Human Genetics Research
Massachusetts General Hospital
Broad Institute and Harvard Medical School

Dr. Do has investigated the effects of genetic variants on lipids and coronary disease using a variety of approaches including fine-mapping, gene-environment interaction and meta-analysis methods in gene association studies. read more »

Mark W Feinberg, MD
Associate Physician Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Mark W. Feinberg’s research interests involve the identification of microRNAs and transcription factors governing cellular differentiation and activation focusing on cell types that participate in the development of vascular disease states. read more »

Edward A Fisher, PhD, MPH, MD
Professor; Leon H. Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine;
Departments of Medicine (Cardio Div), Pediatrics (FGP Cardiology) and Cell Biology (Cell Biology)
New York University Lipid Group

Edward A. Fisher, MD, PhD is the Leon Charney Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. At NYU, he is also the Director of the Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Marc and Ruti Bell Program in Vascular Biology. read more »

Kathryn J. Moore, PhD
Associate Professor Departments of Medicine (Cardio Div) and Cell Biology (Cell Biology)
New York University Langone Medical Center

Kathryn Moore is a Professor at New York University School of Medicine in the Departments of Medicine and Cell Biology. read more »

Mireille Ouimet, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kathryn Moore Laboratory
NYU Langone Medical Center

Mireille Ouimet obtained her PhD from the University of Ottawa, and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr Kathryn Moore at the New York University School of Medicine. read more »

Robert L. Raffai, PhD

Born and raised in Montreal, Dr. Raffai graduated with a Bachelors degree in biochemistry from McGill University in 1990. He joined Dr. Ross Milne’s laboratory at the University of Ottawa for graduate studies and his doctoral thesis work focused on investigating the structural basis for apolipoprotein E (apoE) isoform-specific recognition by the low density lipoprotein receptor through antibody engineering and molecular modelling. read more »

Ira Tabas, MD, PhD
Richard J Stock Professor and Vice-Chair of Research
Department of Medicine
Professor of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Columbia University

Dr. Tabas is the Richard J. Stock Professor of Medicine and Cell Biology at Columbia University. His research focuses on the molecular-cellular mechanisms of atherosclerosis, with an emphasis on macrophage and dendritic cell biology. read more »

Christian Weber, MD
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med.
Institut für Prophylaxe und Epidemiologie der Kreislaufkrankheiten
Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich

Christian Weber is Director of the Institute for Cardiovascular Prevention and the Chair in Vascular Medicine at Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, since 2010. read more »


Session Moderators

Murray Huff, PhD
Co-Director and Scientist Vascular Biology Group Robarts Research Institute
Professor Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry University of Western Ontario

Dr. Huff is a scientist and director of the Vascular Biology Research Group at Robarts Research Institute and professor in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). read more »

Marlys L. Koschinsky, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dean, Faculty of Science
University of Windsor

Dr. Koschinsky obtained her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of British Columbia and subsequently joined the Cardiovascular Research Group at Genentech, Inc. in San Francisco, California, as a Medical Research Council-funded post-doctoral fellow. read more »

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