Vascular Medicine Institute
University of Pittsburgh
BST E1240
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-383-5853
Fax: 412-648-5980


Journal Club

VMI Journal Club is held every other week during the academic year on MONDAYS at 3:30pm in BST 1295.

In this meeting, VMI postdoctoral associates and fellows present recent journal articles for critical analysis and discussion.  Articles must be current, and are expected to meet the highest scientific standards of study design and impact.  Participants are strongly encouraged to select papers relevant to their ongoing projects or broadly related to themes in their respective laboratories.

For more information about this conference, please contact Dr. Iain Scott.
For scheduling, please contact Kathy Brickett.

For reference, the Fall 2017 Journal Club schedule has been posted HERE.



Jan 29

Elizabeth Rochon, PhD
(Gladwin Lab)

Rossi A, Kontarakis Z, Gerri C, Nolte H, Hölper S, Krüger M, Stainier DY. Genetic compensation induced by deleterious mutations but not gene knockdowns. (2015) Nature. 524(7564):230-3. PMID: 26168398. DOI: 10.1038/nature14580.

Feb 12

Matthew Amdahl
(Gladwin Lab/MSTP)

Nash KM, Schiefer IT, Shah ZA. Development of a reactive oxygen species-sensitive nitric oxide synthase inhibitor for the treatment of ischemic stroke. (2018) Free Radic Biol Med. 115:395-404. PMID: 29275014. DOI: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2017.12.027.

Feb 26

Andrea Braganza, PhD
(Shiva Lab)

Fidler TP, Rowley JW, Araujo C, Boudreau LH, Marti A, Souvenir R, Dale K, Boilard E, Weyrich AS, Abel ED. Superoxide Dismutase 2 is dispensable for platelet function. Thromb Haemost. 2017 Oct 5;117(10):1859-1867. doi: 10.1160/TH17-03-0174. PMID: 28771279.

Mar 12

Evan DeVallance, PhD
(Pagano Lab)

Jabs M, Rose AJ, Lehmann LH, Taylor J, Moll I, Sijmonsma TP, Herberich SE, Sauer SW, Poschet G, Federico G, Mogler C, Weis EM, Augustin HG, Yan M, Gretz N, Schmid RM, Adams RH, Gröne HJ, Hell R, Okun JG, Backs J, Nawroth PP, Herzig S, Fischer A. Inhibition of Endothelial Notch Signaling Impairs Fatty acid Transport and Leads to Metabolic and Vascular Remodeling of the Adult Heart. Circulation. 2018; CIRCULATIONAHA.117.029733. PMID: 29353241.

Mar 26

Tomasz Brzóska, PhD
(Sundd Lab)

Sun YY, Lee J, Huang H, Wagner MB, Joiner CH, Archer DR, Kuan CY. Sickle Mice Are Sensitive to Hypoxia/Ischemia-Induced Stroke but Respond to Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Treatment. Stroke. 2017 Dec;48(12):3347-3355. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.018334. Epub 2017 Nov 10. PMID: 29127268.

Apr 9

Dharendra Thapa, PhD
(Scott Lab)

Zhang X, Ji R, Liao X, Castillero E, Kennel PJ, Brunjes DL, Franz M, Mobius-Winkler S, Drosatos K, George I, Chen EI, Colombo PC, Schulze PC. miR-195 Regulates Metabolism in Failing Myocardium via Alterations in SIRT3 Expression and Mitochondrial Protein Acetylation. Circulation. 2018 Jan 12. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.030486. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29330215.

Apr 23

Anthony DeMartino, PhD
(Gladwin Lab)

Bianco CL, Savitsky A, Feelisch M, Cortese-Krott MM. Investigations on the role of hemoglobin in sulfide metabolism by intact human red blood cells. Biochem Pharmacol. 2018 Mar;149:163-173. doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2018.01.045. Epub 2018 Jan 31. PMID: 29409925.

May 7

Danielle Guimarães, PhD
(Shiva Lab)

Choucchani ET, James AM, Methner C, Pell VR, Prime TA, Erickson BK, Forkink M, Lau GY, Bright TP, Menger KE, Fearnley IM, Krieg T, Murphy MP. Identification and quantification of protein S-nitrosation by nitrite in the mouse heart during ischemia. J Biol Chem. 2017 Sep 1;292(35):14486-14495. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M117.798744. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID: 28710281. PMCID: PMC5582841.

May 21

Jonathan Florentin, PhD
(Dutta Lab)

Saito T. Miyagawa K. Chen SY, Tamosiuniene R, Wang L, Sharpe O, Samayoa E, Harada D, MoonenJAJ, Cao A, Chen PI, Hennigs JK, Gu M, Li CG, Leib RD, Li D, Adams CM, Del Rosario PA, Bill M, Haddad F, Montoya JG, Robinson WH, Fantl WJ, Nolan GP, Zamanian RT, Nicolls MR, Chiu CY, Ariza ME, Rabinovitch M. (2017) Upregulation of Human Endogenous Retrovirus-K Is Linked to Immunity and Inflammation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Circulation. 136(20):1920-35. PMID:28935667.