VASCULATA 2019 Poster Presentations by Travis and Brian

Travis Wertz and Brian Hoettels travel to the Medical College of Wisconsin to present their research at the VASCULATA 2019 Conference from July 15th to the 18th. "Vasculata™ 2019 will be an intense 3 1/2 day course introducing the basics of cardiovascular biology and cardiovascular disease with an emphasis on new approaches to treating the most common causes of human disease in our society, based on cutting-edge research in the field." -Vasculata

Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) and Vesicles Role in…

"The microvascular endothelium serves as the major barrier that controls the transport of blood constituents across the vessel wall. Barrier leakage occurs during infection or sterile inflammation, allowing plasma fluid and cells to extravasate and accumulate in surrounding tissues, an important pathology underlying a variety of infectious diseases and immune disorders. The leak process is triggered and regulated by bidirectional communications between circulating cells and vascular cells at the blood-vessel interface. While the molecular mechanisms underlying this complex process remain incompletely understood, emerging evidence supports the roles of neutrophil-endothelium interaction and neutrophil-derived products, including neutrophil extracellular traps and vesicles, in more...

VASCULATA Conference Attendance

Travis Wertz and Brian Hoettels attended the 2018 VASCULATA Forum for vascular biologists, hosted by the North American Vascular Biology Organization (NAVBO). The forum encourages cross-sectional discussions between colleagues to "enhance the discovery process, which will facilitate rapid translation into practical remedies." -NAVBO