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PIM-1: A New Hope for the Diagnosis and Treatment of PH

March 25, 2011

As research in pulmonary hypertension grows, we may find more ways to diagnosis, treat and ultimately cure the disease. Recently, Dr. Sebastien Bonnet of Laval University in Quebec, Canada, made the exciting discovery of the PIM-1 protein; a protein virtually unseen in normal patients, but seen in patients with pulmonary hypertension in amounts relative to the severity of the disease. With positive implications both for early diagnosis and treatment, the discovery of PIM-1 provides more insight into the disease. In this webinar, Dr. Sebastien Bonnet discusses his research and the relationship between PIM-1 and pulmonary hypertension.

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Jessica McKearin, PHA's Associate Director of Special Events

Sébastien Bonnet, PhD
Laval University in Quebec, Canada

Sébastien Bonnet, PhD, is an associate professor with tenure in the faculty of medicine at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. He obtained is PhD in France and received post doctoral training in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Edmonton, Canada. He is the recipient of numerous international awards including the American Heart Association New Investigator Award (Cournand and Comroe) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society award. He was elected as the best Canadian researcher in December 2010 for his work on PIM-1 and the molecular origin of PH which was recently published in Circulation and Journal of Experimental medicine. Dr. Bonnet holds a Canadian Research chair position, has published close to 40 publications and is the director of the vascular biology research group in Quebec.As PHA’s Special Events Manager, Jessica works closely with friends and family of PH patients to plan fundraisers across the country. She also creates new special event campaigns, programs and resources, making a variety of special event opportunities available to the PH community.

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