Awards and presentations

Awards (last two 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

Invited presentations (2012-present)

International

2012

  • A Robo:Sox Nexus in Angiogenesis, International Conference of Angiogenesis: Basics and Applications, Chennai, India

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

National

2012

  • Transcriptional mechanisms regulating embryonic angiogenesis. Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Wayne State University, School of Medicine - Detroit, MI
  • Serendipitous discovery implicates signaling molecules in vascular Anomalies. Physiology Department, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
  • Transcriptional Regulation of Roundabout4 (Robo4) in the Developing Vasculature. Biochemistry Department, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
  • Novel targets for the treatment of pediatric vascular tumors and anomalies. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • The role of sox and robos in angiogenesis. 5th Mayo Clinic Angiogenesis Symposium, Minneapolis, MN
  • Transcriptional regulation of etv-2 during cardiovascular development in vertebrates. University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

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

Medical College of Wisconsin

2012

  • Axon guidance genes and their role in developing vasculature. Cardiovascular Center
  • Identification of small molecules for treatment of vascular tumors. Cancer Cell Biology Research Forum
  • Insights from zebrafish studies on clinical conditions associated with congenital heart defects. HHC Grand Rounds
  • Basic mechanisms and treatment strategies for pediatric tumors: A zebrafish model system perspective. Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology/ BMT Faculty Meeting
  • Molecular Targets for the Treatment of Cardiac and Vascular Anomalies. CRI Research Conference
  • Vascular Development Using Zebrafish Models. Friday Morning Lecture Series
  • Developmental Vascular Biology Program. Interdisciplinary Program Lunch Series Faculty Talks

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