Recent News

SVF project manuscript in press!

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

Natia selected as a Butler-Williams Scholar

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

Gabrielle - the science blogger

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 

Oral Presentation at KY Chapter of APS

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"

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

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

Experimental Biology presentation

Dr. Natia Kelm presents her poster at Experimental Biology in San Diego

Dr. Natia Kelm presents her poster at Experimental Biology in San Diego

UofL toast to a successful Experimental Biology on Coronado Island, CA

April 2018

Dr. LeBlanc receives tenure!

Effective January 1, 2018, Dr. LeBlanc is now Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and tenured at the University of Louisville. Hooray!

Review Paper Published

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

Cardiovascular Aging Conference

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".

Review paper in Press

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

Lab Baseball Outing

Celebrating a great summer and to wish Monika farewell. New honorary lab member Émile LeBlanc joined the fun (6 weeks old). June 2017

Monika Graduates

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

Past Events and celebrations

Presentation at Research Louisville!

Charles Shofner wraps up his summer research project by presenting at Research Louisville in August of 2016.

End of Summer 2015

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

End of Summer 2014

Robert Hunter, Allison Aird, AJL, Grant McKenzie, Chris Nevitt, and Katelyn Christian