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FNNDSC Weekly Newsletter - Week 19

Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Upcoming events:

May 11 at 10 AM: FNNDSC Bi-Weekly Lecture Series

Presenter: Priyanka Narayan

Title: The Role of the Placenta in the Development of Congenital Heart Disease: A Single Cell Perspective

Zoom meeting information:

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July 16-17, 2022 | Location: Proctor Academy in Andover, NH

Abstracts due Saturday April 16, 2022

July 16-17, 2022 | Location: Proctor Academy in Andover, NH

Flux 2022 | September 7-9, 2022 | La Sorbonne Paris, France

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Society for Neuroscience: November 12-16, 2022; San Diego, CA

online abstract submission opens on June 21

More information on abstract deadlines here: Society for Neuroscience - Dates and Deadlines (

51ST CNS ANNUAL MEETING: The 51st CNS Annual Meeting will be held at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio October 12-15, 2022.

OHBM 2022 is scheduled to take place in Glasgow, Scotland from June 19, 2022 - June 23, 2022!

ISMRT 31st Annual Meeting • 06-09 May 2022 | London, England, United Kingdom

June 1: Dr. M. Judah Folkman Research Day

September 4–8: ICCN 2022 Geneva, Switzerland


Invitation for articles to a special issue on "Advanced Neuroimaging in Fetal, Neonatal, Infant and Child Health"

In collaboration with Diagnostics, guest editors Dr. Hyun Ju Lee, and Dr. Ai Wern Chung (at the FNNDSC) are inviting articles and reviews for a Special Issue on "Advanced Neuroimaging in Fetal, Neonatal, Infant and Child Health". Further information can be found here:

If you have work that you would like to submit for consideration, please contact Ai ( for possible discounts on charges or for further queries.



Vasung L, Rollins CK, Zhang J, Velasco-Annis C, Yang E, Lin I, Sutin J, Warfield SK, Soul J, Estroff J, Connolly S, Barnewolt C, Gholipour A, Feldman HA, Grant PE. Cereb Cortex. PMID: 35349640.

Bonilla DA, Moreno Y, Petro JL, Forero DA, Vargas-Molina S, Odriozola-Martínez A, Orozco CA, Stout JR, Rawson ES, Kreider RB. Biomedicines. PMID: 35327526.

He S, Feng Y, Grant PE, Ou Y. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. PMID: 35320092

Gonzalez-Teran B, Pittman M, Felix F, Thomas R, Richmond-Buccola D, Hüttenhain R, Choudhary K, Moroni E, Costa MW, Huang Y, Padmanabhan A, Alexanian M, Lee CY, Maven BEJ, Samse-Knapp K, Morton SU, McGregor M, Gifford CA, Seidman JG, Seidman CE, Gelb BD, Colombo G, Conklin BR, Black BL, Bruneau BG, Krogan NJ, Pollard KS, Srivastava D. Cell. PMID: 35182466.


FNNDSC Bi-Weekly Lecture Series This Week:

Date/Time: Wednesday May 11, 2022 @ 10 AM

Presenter: Priyanka Narayan

Title: The Role of the Placenta in the Development of Congenital Heart Disease: A Single Cell Perspective


Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect and affects approximately 1% of infants. However, the mechanism through which these defects develop remains unknown since only 50% of CHD can be attributed to genetic factors. The placenta and fetal heart are both vascular organs that develop simultaneously, and there is extensive literature about placental abnormalities and their potential impacts on fetal cardiac development. Specifically, studies have found associations between early-onset preeclampsia and increased CHD risk, including atrioventricular septal defect development.

Single cell nuclear RNA sequencing allows us to explore the role of the placenta in the development of CHD at a granular level. In this talk, we will both discuss single cell nuclear RNA sequencing broadly, as well as its potential applications to questions related to CHD development and the placenta.


Priyanka Narayan graduated from Harvard University in 2018 with a BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Global Health, and Spanish. She is a 4th year medical student at Weill Cornell and is currently a Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellow in the Seidman Lab. She hopes to pursue a career in maternal fetal medicine centered in patient care and translational research.


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