Penn Medicine

November 9, 2011

The Dystrophin-Associated Glycoprotein Complex in Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle

Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Pennsylvania Muscle Institute and the
Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Seminar Refreshments

3:00 - 3:15
Welcome and Introduction
H. Lee Sweeney, Ph.D.
William Maul Measey Professor and Chair of Physiology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

3:15 - 3:40
Probing the Sarcoglycan Complex Role as a Mechano-Sensor
Catherine Moorwood, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Laboratory of Dr. Elisabeth R. Barton, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

3:40 - 4:30
Modulating Cardiac Stress Remodeling by cGMP/PKG/PDE Signaling

David A. Kass, M.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Abraham & Virginia Weiss Professor of Cardiology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

4:30 - 4:40
Break-Seminar Refreshments

4:40 - 5:30
PDE5A Inhibition to Improve Functional Muscle Ischemia in Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy

Ronald Victor, M.D.

Director, Cedars-Sinai Center for Hypertension
Associate Director, Clinical Research, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research
Cedars Sinai

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute:
Wellstone MDCRC:

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