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NextGen Cardiovascular, Muscle, & Metabolism Science Seminar - May 9, 2022

More information and a recording of the talk is available below.

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"Cellular Aging and Cardiometabolic Disease"

Presented by: William Faye, MD


The talk highlighted mechanisms of cellular aging that relate to cardiovascular diseases and metabolic dysfunction. Recent data from Bill Fay’s lab was presented.

Speaker Bio

Fay Headshot

William Fay, MD, works to better understand vascular disease. In particular, he examines how blood congeals and studies factors that prevent blood clots. He also investigates genetic risk factors for heart attack. His overarching goal is to develop new treatments that improve outcomes for patients with cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Fay is making promising strides toward that goal. In conjunction with other University of Missouri scientists, he has identified a new treatment for coronary artery disease. He demonstrated that coating surgically implanted stents with a compound called tiplaxtinin could prevent further arterial blockages, without the risk of the blood clotting that often occurs with traditional coated stents. Dr. Fay has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed articles, 15 book chapters, and 90 abstracts, and he has given 50 extramural invited presentations. He currently serves on the editorial board of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, and he is a former member of the AHA National Research Committee and ATVB Council Leadership Committee.

In addition to conducting research and writing numerous peer-reviewed publications, Fay is also a clinician, an educator and an administrator. He has won multiple awards, including recognitions from the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association.

Dr. William Fay is a professor of medical pharmacology and physiology in the School of Medicine and an investigator at Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center.


NextGen Cardiovascular, Muscle, & Metabolism (CMM) Science Seminar

The goal of this science seminar is to expose researchers across the University of Missouri System to current, transdisciplinary precision research taking place in the cardiovascular, muscle, and metabolism sciences, provide opportunities for collaboration to build their own research efforts, and promote clinician/researcher activity.

These seminars have two formats that interchange monthly. One will take place on the second Monday of every other month from noon to 1pm and will be offered live, in person from the NextGen building, and virtually, via zoom. The other will take place on the second Monday of every other month from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, in person, from the Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center. This second format will include networking time with a poster session followed by research presentations and discussion.