Blood Clots and Heart Disease – Can We Do Better? Improving Treatments for the Deadliest Disease

March 19, 2020, 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm

Venture Café, Havana Room
4240 Duncan Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

***CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS***

The Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), in collaboration with Venture Café, is hosting Precision Medicine Series on the third Thursday of every month! This month at ICTS Precision Medicine Thursday, join us to hear two scholars from Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering in St. Louis, Guy Genin, PhD, Harold and Kathleen Faught Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Jianmin Cui, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

While cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in the US, the current treatments available for this disease have major side effects and low efficacy. Come see our speakers for this month showcase their research on next generation treatments for two aspects of cardiovascular disease: venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) and cardiac arrhythmia. Dr. Guy Genin will talk about a catheter device that can remove blood clots while reducing risk of complications, while Dr. Jianmin Cui will discuss his discovery of highly selective compounds that effectively terminate lethal heart arrhythmia and how these can be used to develop safer, more effective anti-arrhythmic drugs.

For more information, please contact Tricia Salyer, Precision Medicine Navigator at ICTS, at salyerp@wustl.edu.