GRANTS AND AWARDS: DR. CHOWDHURY ABDULLAH
Dr. Chowdhury Abdullah received the Intramural CCDS Malcolm Feist Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award for his project titled “Novel Efferocytosis Regulatory Mechanism in Macrophages During Myocardial I/R Injury”.
ATTENDEES OF THE MAY, 2023 AHA VASCULAR DISCOVERY MEETING IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Dr. Oren Rom and his entire lab with multiple posters and talks presented by the teams.
Dr. Wayne Orr and his lab
Dr. Shenuarin Bhuiyan
DR. TAREK MAGDY MOHAMED SERVED AS AN EARLY CAREER REVIEWER IN THE GHD STUDY
Dr. Tarek Magdy Mohamed was invited to serve as an Early Career Reviewer in the Genetics of Health and Disease (GHD) study section at the National Institute of Health in June 2023.
DR. NIRAV DHANESHA ATTENDED THE ISTH 2023 CONFERENCE IN MONTREAL, CANADA
Dr. Nirav Dhanesha attended the ISTH 2023 conference in Montreal, Canada and hosted a session on "Mechanisms of Thromboinflammation".
RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY OREN ROM’S LAB
April 2023: Our study title “DT-109 ameliorates nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in nonhuman primates” was published in Cell Metabolism.
May 2023: In our review manuscript published in Front Cardiovasc Med, we cover common mechanisms, animal models, biomarkers and therapeutic targets linking NASH and atherosclerotic CVD.
THE CARDIOMETABOLISM & NAFLD GROUP CELEBRATES TWO YEARS
The Cardiometabolism & NAFLD Group, led by Dr. Rom, is celebrating two (2) years of accomplishments including extramural grants and joint publications in June 2023.
PROMOTION OF DR. CHOWDHURY ABDULLAH
Dr. Chowdhury Abdullah was recently promoted to the position of Instructor with the Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology. Congratulations, Dr. Abdullah!
DR. SYRINE BEN DHAOU RECEIVES POSTER AWARD AT THE FEIST CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Dr. Syrine Ben Dhaou received the Second Place Poster award in the Postdoctoral Fellow category at the Feist Cardiovascular Research Symposium for her poster entitled: “Targeting endothelial Nck1 reduces atherosclerosis”.
BRENNA PEARSON-GALLION RECEIVES AWARD AT THE FEIST CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Brenna Pearson-Gallion received the Second Place Poster in the Graduate Student category at the Feist Cardiovascular Research Symposium for her poster entitled: Altered EphA2 signaling in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Progression”.
DR. OREN ROM TO SPEAK AT CLEVELAND CLINIC PAGE CELEBRATION IN APRIL, 2023
Dr. Oren S. Rom will deliver the Junior Page Lecture at the Cleveland Clinic PAGE Celebration in Cleveland, Ohio on April 26, 2023.
DR. SUMIT ANAND RECEIVED 2ND PLACE POSTER AWARD AT 2023 CCDS SYMPOSIUM
Dr. Sumit Anand received the Second Place Poster award at the Center for Cardiovascular Diseases and Sciences Annual Symposium in February 2023. The CCDS presents this full-day event in the month of February. It begins with a networking breakfast, followed by the morning session with talks given by LSU Health Shreveport trainees and faculty, and featuring a guest speaker. The CCDS Annual Meeting is held over lunchtime, with all CCDS members welcome to join and hear the latest news from the CCDS. A poster session is held after lunch, followed by an afternoon session with talks by LSU Health Shreveport trainees and faculty, culminating in the Annual Malcolm Feist Clinical and Translational Lecture. The day finishes with awards given for best posters.
DR. MATTHEW SCOTT RECEIVED 1ST PLACE POSTER AT GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCE IN VASCULAR BIOLOGY
Dr. Matthew Scott received the First Place Poster award at the Gordon Research Conference: Vascular Biology in Ventura, California for his poster entitled: The Role of EphA2 in Vascular Smooth Cell Proliferation, Migration, and Mitogenic Signaling. (View Poster)
HEART DISEASE AND FATTY LIVER DISEASE
The Rom Laboratory for Cardiometabolic and Liver Research at LSU Health Shreveport (Rom Lab) studies new ways to look at both heart disease and NAFLD, hopefully leading to drugs that treat both at the same time. (Read the full story)
DR. A. WAYNE ORR TO BE CO-ORGANIZER AT NAVBO 2023 CONFERENCE
Dr. A. Wayne Orr was selected to be a co-organizer for the NAVBO Vascular Biology 2023 Conference.
DR. MATTHEW SCOTT RECEIVED AN INTRAMURAL MALCOLM FEIST POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Dr. Matthew Scott received an intramural Malcolm Feist Postdoctoral Fellowship to fund his research on “EphA2 ligand-dependent and independent signaling in smooth muscle migration and proliferation.”
BRENNA PEARSON-GALLION AWARDED A NIDDK F31 PREDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
Brenna Pearson-Gallion was recently awarded a NIDDK F31 Predoctoral Fellowship award to fund her research on “EphA2 in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.”
DR. OREN ROM PRESENTED AT THE KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA
Dr. Oren S. Rom gave an oral presentation at the Keystone Symposia meeting held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, August 7 – August 11, 2022.
DR. ALEXANDRA FINNEY AWARDED THE CCDS MALCOLM FEIST POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP GRANT
Dr. Alexandra Finney was recently awarded the CCDS Malcolm Feist Postdoctoral Fellowship grant entitled: Macrophage serine hydroxymethyltransferase-2 modulates mitochondrial function and lipid metabolism in atherosclerosis.
DR. OREN ROM AWARDED LSUHS RESEARCH RISING STAR AWARD
Dr. Oren S. Rom was awarded the Research Rising Star Award at the 4th Annual Research Celebration at LSU Health Shreveport.
DR. OREN ROM AWARDED NIH/NHLBI R01 GRANT
Dr. Oren S. Rom was recently awarded a 5-year NIH/NIDDK R01 grant entitled: Lipidated Amino Acids in Cardiometabolic Diseases.
DR. NIRAV DHANESHA AWARDED NIH/NHLBI R01 GRANT
Dr. Nirav Dhanesha was recently awarded a 5-year NIH/NHLBI R01 grant entitled: Mechanisms for Deep Vein Thrombosis following Stroke.
DR. ALEXANDRA FINNEY RECEIVES 1ST PLACE FOR POSTER AT BRAID
Dr. Alexandra Finney received first place at the Biomedical Research and Industry Day (BRAID) for her poster entitled: Loss of serine hydroxymethyltransferase 2 in macrophages enhances atherosclerosis plaque size while reducing macrophage mitochondrial respiration.
DR. OREN ROM PRESENTED AT THE EUROPEAN HYPEROXALURIA CONSORTIUM
Dr. Oren S. Rom gave an oral presentation at the European Hyperoxaluria Consortium, OxalEurope, held in Berlin, Germany, September 28 – October 2, 2022.
DR. MABRUKA ALFAIDI MOVES TO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
Dr. Mabruka Alfaidi recently accepted a position to take a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Medicine. Best of luck, Dr. Alfaidi!
PUBLICATIONS: DR. OREN ROM'S LAB
The Rom Lab’s study titled “Induction of glutathione biosynthesis by glycine-based treatment mitigates atherosclerosis” was published in Redox Biology, June, 2022. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213231722000854
DR. OREN ROM RECEIVES 2022 IRVINE H. PAGE JUNIOR FACULTY RESEARCH AWARD
Oren Rom, PhD, RD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology at LSU Health Shreveport, is the recipient of the 2022 Irvine H. Page Junior Faculty Research Award. This prestigious award, sponsored by the American Heart Association’s Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB Council), recognizes investigators in the formative years of their faculty careers who have the potential to become future leaders in cardiovascular research. Dr. Rom was selected as one of three finalists for the Page Award in April and presented his research during a special session on May 13 at the ATVB Council’s Vascular Discovery: From Genes to Medicine Scientific Sessions in Seattle, Washington. Finalists of the award were assessed on the quality and originality of the submitted manuscript, the quality of the oral presentation and response to questions, publication and funding record, and service to the scientific community and the American Heart Association.