Dr. Pascal Bernatchez
Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
New pharmacological options for heritable aortopathies and muscle disorders: old dog, new tricks?
Genetic aortopathies and muscular dystrophies are two seemingly unrelated groups of diseases with poor management options. Our laboratory has recently shown that cardiovascular medications that target the LDL-cholesterol synthesis pathways and the vasculature, particularly the endothelium, offer untapped therapeutic potential for patients afflicted by these conditions. Using classic and molecular pharmacology principles, we study how these medications mediate their unexpected effects and whether better treatments can be translated to the clinic.
Time: Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 11:00am
Location: Room B151 of School of Population and Public Health (2206 East Mall, UBC)
Hosts: Dr. Pascal Bernatchez firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome!