Awards and presentations

Awards (last four years)

  • 2012 - Research Training Fellowship funded through a T35 Training Grant from National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Raman Kutty
  • 2012 - Research Training Fellowship funded through a T35 Training Grant from National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Colin Stair
  • 2012 - Established Investigator Award, American Heart Association. Grant was awarded but programmatic eligibility criteria not met, Ramani Ramchandran, PhD
  • 2012 – Travel Awards from Mayo Clinic for 5th Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stephanie Cossette, PhD, Padmanabhan Vakeel, PhD, Ling Wang, PhD, Sreenivas Kilari, PhD
  • 2013 - Distinguished Alumnus Award, Medical College of Georgia
  • 2013 - Nominated for Diversity Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2013 - Nominated for 2013 Community of Innovators Awards - Research, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2014    Community of Innovators Awards – Research, Medical College of Wisconsin

Invited presentations (2013-present)

International

2013
  • The role of matrix in tumor metastasis, CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. Hyderabad, India
  • Transcriptional Regulation During Cardiac Progenitor Development, The 7th Oriental Congress of Cardiology. Shanghai, China
2016                           
  • Role of SNRK in cardiac metabolism and function.  3rd Annual Conference of Cardiovascular Metabolic Disease, Wuhan, Hubei, China

National

2013
  • Vascular anomalies: Insights from developmental biology. Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA
  • The Vascular Channel That Guided My Career – From Bombay to GRU and beyond! Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
  • The Role of Astrocytes in Tumor Cell Invasion and Metastasis. Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA
  • Role of lymphatic endothelial cells and osteoclasts in lymphatic anomalies. First International Conference on Generalized Lymphatic Anomalies and Gorham's Disease, Washington, DC
  • ETV2 transcriptional regulation during cardiac progenitor cell development. University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Development of a therapeutic candidate to treat vascular malformations. Vascular Interventions/Innovations and Therapeutic Advancement, NIH, Bethesda, MD

2014

  • Development of a therapeutic candidate to treat vascular malformations. Vascular Interventions/Innovations and Therapeutic Advancement, NIH, Bethesda, MD
  • Transcriptional regulation during cardiac precursor cell development.  University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • The role of astrocytes and matrix in tumor metastasis.  6th Annual Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • New Pharmacological Therapies for Vascular Malformations. Semi-annual VITA Meeting, Rockville, MD
  • Role of astrocytes in tumor metastasis.  4th World Congress on Cancer Science & Therapy, Chicago, IL

2015

  • Astrocytes promote solid tumor metastasis.  Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Astrocytes promote solid tumor metastasis.  Departments of Pharmacology, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • A serine threonine protein kinase critical for cardiac metabolism and function.  University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Rockford, IL

2016                           

  • A serine threonine protein kinase critical for cardiac metabolism and function.  James T. Willerson, MD, Cardiovascular Seminar Series, Houston, TX
  • Non coding RNA in angiogenesis. Workshop on role of long non-coding RNA in cardiovascular, lung and blood diseases. NHLBI, Bethesda, MD
  • SNRK: A critical regulator of cardiac metabolism and function. Northwestern University Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute (FCVRI), Chicago, IL

Medical College of Wisconsin

2013

  • Transcriptional regulation in cardiac progenitor cells during embryonic development. Cardiovascular Research Focus Meeting, Herma Heart Center
  • How to use zebrafish to address research questions that affect human health. CTSI Research Conference
  • Astrocytes influence tumor cell metastasis. Physiology Seminars
  • Metastasis of cancer cells - unexpected role of astrocytes! Women's Health Research Program, Monthly Seminar

2014

  • Vascular development using zebrafish models.  Friday Morning Lecture Series
  • Academic drug discovery: An MCW researcher's perspective.  Spotlight on Science Academic Drug Discovery
  • Novel insights into mechanisms governing pediatric and adult solid tumor metastasis.  CRI Research Conference
  • A drug discovery odyssey in academics.  Tumor Board Meetings
  • The intangible concepts associated with getting funded.  K-Club, Pediatrics Department
  • Astrocytes promote tumor metastasis.  Cancer Cell Biology Research Forum

2015

  • Bedside to Bench and Back: Challenging Boundaries & Barriers.  Clinical Research Scholars Program
  • The intangible concepts associated with getting funded.  Faculty Career Development Committee

2016

  • Strategies for developing drugs that target DUSP5 gene for vascular anomalies treatment.  CRI Research Conference
  • Compounds that target protein dual specific phosphatase-5 (Dusp-5), a putative target for vascular anomalies.  MACC Fund
  • Highlights from Oklahoma Cancer Meeting on Ovarian Cancer and Tumor Microenvironment.   Gyn/Onc Working Group Meeting
  • Omicsexperiment for facilitating collaborations between GYN/ONC focus group members.  Gyn/Onc Working Group Meeting