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NAVBO Symposium

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
1:00 pm2:30 pm

NAVBO Symposium: Capillary Malformations Driven by Somatic Mutations: Deciphering Endothelial Gαq Signaling in Sturge-Weber Syndrome

Organizer: Joyce Bischoff Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital


Clinical Introduction - Sturge-Weber syndrome: New approach to an old disease
Anna Pinto MD Ph.D., Director of Sturge-Weber Clinic, Department of Neurology, Boston Children’s Hospital

Endothelial Gq protein-coupled receptor activity controls brain blood flow
Osama Harraz Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, University of Vermont

Targeting the Gαq signaling network in cancer: What have we learned? How can we apply it to SWS?
J. Silvio Gutkind Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Moores Cancer Center, UC San Diego

Developing a zebrafish model of Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Nathan Lawson Ph.D., Dept. of Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, UMass Chan Medical School

NAVBO Online Programming Committee Organizer: Mandy Turner Ph.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Co-Organizer: Sana Nasim Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital

Co-Sponsored by: The Sturge-Weber Foundation

Cost: $25