Dr. LeBlanc presents at the World Congress of Microcirculation in Vancouver in September, Gabrielle Rowe presents at Research Louisville! in October, while Dr. Natia Kelm takes home 1st place in the postdoctoral fellow poster competition: "Novel Role of Thbs-1/CD47-Drp1 signaling following ischemia reperfusion in the aging heart"
August 25, 2018. Kelm et al. Plos One is in press. We describe the use of adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction in a model of aging. We show an improvement in diastolic function and coronary flow reserve in treated animals compared to old controls.
Find the article here
July 30, 2018. Dr. Kelm was selected to attend the Butler-Williams Scholar program hosted by the NIA in Bethesda, Maryland. The Butler-Williams Scholars Program provides unique opportunities for junior faculty and researchers who are new to the field of aging to gain insight about research on aging from a number of perspectives. Find more information about the program here
June 2018. Gabrielle Rowe is a published science blogger! See her blog about the fat-blocking effects of fiber she wrote for the iSpy Physiology blog here
April 2018 - Dr. Natia Kelm was invited to speak at the KY Chapter of American Physiological Society on April 7 being held on the Shelby Campus of the University of Louisville. Her title: "Adipose-derived Cells Improve Left Ventricular Diastolic Function and Increases Microvascular Perfusion in Advanced Age"
April 2018 - Dr. Natia Kelm receives her Pappenheimer Postdoctoral Travel Award at the Microcirculatory Society's President's Poster Reception at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San Diego, CA in April, 2018
Dr. Natia Kelm presents her poster at Experimental Biology in San Diego
UofL toast to a successful Experimental Biology on Coronado Island, CA
Effective January 1, 2018, Dr. LeBlanc is now Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and tenured at the University of Louisville. Hooray!
Drs. LeBlanc and Kelm teamed up to publish "Thrombospondin-1, Free Radicals, and the Coronary Microcirculation: The Aging Conundrum" in Antioxidants and Redox Signaling - in print Oct 2017
Dr. LeBlanc co-organized the American Physiology Society conference "Cardiovascular Aging - New Frontiers and Old Foes" held in Westminster, CO in August 2017. She gave a talk entitled "IV adipose-derived cell therapy improves CV performance in old rats".
Paper in press! The review paper entitled, "Current themes in myocardial and coronary vascular aging" by Monika George and Drs. LeBlanc and Kelm is in press. Find it in the Current Opinion in Physiology. August 2017
Celebrating a great summer and to wish Monika farewell. New honorary lab member Émile LeBlanc joined the fun (6 weeks old). June 2017
Masters Student, Monika George, successfully defends her thesis. She returns to her home state of Tennessee where she is an Assistant Chemist for Environmental Science Corp. June 2017
Charles Shofner wraps up his summer research project by presenting at Research Louisville in August of 2016.
The lab celebrates the most successful and productive summer to date. Robert Hunter, Jeff Austin, AJL, Sarah Hencke, Katelyn Christian, Grant McKenzie, and Chris Nevitt
Robert Hunter, Allison Aird, AJL, Grant McKenzie, Chris Nevitt, and Katelyn Christian