March 4 - Psych Grand Rounds

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds 2021-2022

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Federica del Monte, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine, MUSC

Molecular diversity in Alzheimer's Cardiomyopathy


Join us as we host Federica del Monte, MD, PhD, Professor. Medical University of South Carolina as she presents on the "Molecular diversity in Alzheimer's Cardiomyopathy".

Dr. del Monte is a clinician-scientist, Associate Professor in Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina, Director of the Christie’s Heart & Brain Program. This will represent the first program to study the mechanisms linking those two diseases either as a systemic or metastatic condition and to care for patients with Heart
Failure and Alzheimer’s in the hospital. She is also Associate Professor of Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston where she developed her USA career over 20 years. She is an MD and Cardiology graduate from the University of Rome (Italy) and PhD graduate from the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London (UK). Dr. del Monte’s lab focuses on basic cardiac muscle pathophysiology and translational research to understand the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathies and heart failure (HF) as an Alzheimer’s disease and for the discovery of novel therapies. The lab utilizes an interdisciplinary approach in-vitro and in-vivo physiology, molecular biology and imaging as well as biophysical and structural-chemistry approaches. The early work from Dr. del Monte’s lab focused on Ca2+ homeostasis in the failing heart and gene therapy. For those studies, Dr. del Monte is a recognized leader in cardiomyocytes physiology and Ca2+ handling in animal models and human hearts. Dr. del Monte’s research has evolved towards cutting edge and innovative unexplored territories linking Alzheimer’s Disease and heart failure. The latest discoveries are recognized as a major breakthrough that opened a new era for the understanding of the pathogenesis of HF.

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