Join us virtually for the 2021 MSPS Meeting on October 23rd, 2021!
Featured Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Joseph A. Hill
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dr. Hill is a cardiologist-scientist whose research focuses on molecular mechanisms of remodeling in the disease-stressed myocardium. He graduated with an MD, PhD from Duke University. Next, he pursued postdoctoral scientific training at the Institute Pasteur in Paris, followed by clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hill served on the faculty of the University of Iowa for 5 years before moving in 2002 to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to assume the role of Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Harry S. Moss Heart Center. Dr. Hill’s research group strives to decipher mechanisms of structural, functional, metabolic, and electrical remodeling in heart disease with an eye toward therapeutic intervention. Dr. Hill serves on numerous committees, boards, and study sections, and he lectures widely. In addition, he serves on several editorial boards, including Circulation Research: Senior Consulting Editor, American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology, and American Journal of Cardiology. He is Editor-in-Chief of the textbook Muscle: Fundamental Biology and Mechanisms of Disease. He has received numerous recognitions and awards, including election to the Association of American Professors; he recently served as President of the Association of University Cardiologists and chair of the Academic Council of the American College of Cardiology. He received the 2018 Research Achievement Award from the International Society for Heart Research and the 2020 Lucian Award from McGill University. Presently, he serves as Editor-in-Chief of Circulation. Dr. Hill maintains an active clinical practice focusing on general cardiology, heart failure, and hypertension.
Dr. William Chen
University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine
Dr. Chen is a surgeon, bioengineer, and multidisciplinary scientist with a career vision to improve human health and longevity. He is currently an assistant professor in the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Dr. Chen received his B.S. and M.D. degrees and medical training (internship and surgical residency) in Taiwan before coming to the United States to pursue an academic path. Dr. Chen obtained his master’s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Pennsylvania (research advisors: Prof. Paul Ducheyne and Prof. Keith Gooch) and a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh with the dissertation titled, “The Role of Human Blood-Vessel-Derived Stem Cells in Tissue Repair and Regeneration” (Ph.D. advisors: Prof. Johnny Huard and Prof. Bruno Péault). He finished his first postdoctoral fellowship in Biomaterial and Regenerative Medicine with Prof. Yadong Wang at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Chen then completed his NIH-sponsored joint postdoctoral fellowship in synthetic biology and molecular cardiology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) under the co-mentorship of Prof. Timothy Lu (MIT) and Prof. Anthony Rosenzweig (MGH). He was then promoted to a research scientist position at MIT, under the co-supervision of Prof. Manolis Kellis and Prof. Timothy Lu, and directed an independent research program with extramural funding. Currently, Dr. Chen’s lab focuses on developing and applying synthetic and systems biology platform technologies for cardiovascular regenerative medicine and engineering.
Registration and Membership:
- Membership is FREE for everyone
- High school students can register for FREE
- Interact and collaborate with other scientists
- Oral Presentations (one per category):
- Poster Presentations:
- Postdoctoral (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)
- Graduate (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)
- Undergraduate (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)