Lectures and seminars "Understanding the Cause of Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection" with Prof. Jason Kovacic

22-08-2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Add to iCal
Campus Flemingsberg Neo, Blickagången 16, lecture hall Gene

Welcome to a presentation "Understanding the Cause of Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection” by Prof. Jason Kovacic.

Jason Kovacic.
Jason Kovacic. Photo: N/A

Biography: Jason graduated from The University of Melbourne Medical School in 1994, and then undertook residency and cardiology training at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Jason then completed a PhD at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), before undertaking a postdoc at the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2009 Jason moved to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he worked as a cardiologist and established an NIH-funded cardiovascular research laboratory. In early 2020 Jason returned to Australia to take on the role of the Executive Director of the VCCRI. Jason continues his focus on cardiac and vascular diseases, including fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD), spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) and atherosclerosis. In the last decade, across various research efforts and collaborations, Jason has been directly responsible for helping to reveal the genetic basis of both FMD and SCAD.

Host for the seminar

Johan Björkegren

Principal researcher
H7 Department of Medicine, Huddinge