Kristina Bostrom, MD, PhD

Professor of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Kristina Bostrom, MD, PhD

Professor of Cardiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Biography

Dr. Boström received her MD/PhD from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and completed training in postdoctoral research, medicine and cardiology at UC San Francisco and UC Los Angeles. Her interests focus on the role of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and its antagonist matrix Gla protein (MGP) in angiogenesis and cardiovascular disease such as vascular calcification and malformations. Her goal is to identify key mechanism in normal vessel development and then translate that knowledge to cardiovascular disease. Her group is relying on novel approaches in mouse models and cell culture, as well as new techniques in RNA analysis and computational modeling of disease processes. Her research has long been supported by the National Institute of Health and other granting institutions.

All session by Kristina Bostrom, MD, PhD

Session 6: Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms

10:30 am – 12:15 pm
Sala I/II