KEYNOTE INVITED SPEAKERS
Merry L. Lindsey, Ph.D.
Director, Nebraska Center for Heart and Vascular Research
Chair, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology
The University of Nebraska Medical Center and
Research Health Scientist, Research Service
Omaha Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Dr. Lindsey is Chair of the Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology and Founding Director of the Nebraska Center for Heart and Vascular Research (NE-CHVR). Her lab is dedicated to performing cardiovascular research that involves developing multidimensional approaches to examine the mechanisms whereby the left ventricle responds to injury; applying the knowledge gained to develop therapeutic strategies to prevent, slow, or reverse the progression to heart failure; disseminating their results to the general, scientific, and medical communities; and educating the next generation of scientists. Her research is focused on using proteomics to understand extracellular matrix responses to cardiac injury.
Dr. Lindsey’s research has led to over 200 publications and is currently supported by the Veterans Administration and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lindsey serves as Deputy Editor for the American Journal of Physiology- Heart and Circulatory Physiology and is on the editorial boards for Circulation Research and Basic Research in Cardiology. She is actively involved in the American Physiological Society, the American Heart Association, and the American Society of Matrix Biology and has presented her research at over 150 national and international venues. Her trainees routinely publish high impact articles, win research awards for excellence, and successfully transition to independent faculty positions.