Research News & Publications
The Linask Lab presented an abstract at the Weinstein 2013 meeting in Tucson, AZ. The authors and titles: Mingda Han, Alexei Eksimov, Lifeng Zhang, Rosana Lastra, and Kersti K. Linask. Folate Prevents Abnormal Cardiogenesis by Protecting Numerous Metabolic Pathways: Major Effects on Lipid Metabolism.
Dr. Kersti K. Linask has been invited to present lectures at Shanghai Children’s Hospital at Fudan University, Shanghai, China in October 2013.
Dr. Kersti K. Linask has recently returned from a Fulbright at Tartu University in Estonia. During her time there, she presented on the following:
TromsØ Course on Perinatal Cardiology. University Hospital of Northern Norway and University of TromsØ, Norway. Aug. 24-25, 2012. Lecture: Importance of Nutrition in Early Life: Folate Protection of Cardiac Birth Defects by Modulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism and Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling.
Tartu University, October 2012. Fulbright lecture. Bloodflow dynamics of one cardiac cycle and relationship to mechanotransduction and trabeculation during heart looping.
Tartu University Medical School, November 2012. Fulbright lecture. Importance of Nutrition in Early Life: Folate Protection of Cardiac Birth Defects by Modulation of Fatty Acid Metabolism and Wnt/β-Catenin Signaling.
Tamme Gümnaasium (High School), Tartu. Talk: Career in the Biological Sciences in the United States.
- Han, M., A.L. Neves, M. Serrano, P. Brinez, J. C. Huhta, G. Acharya and K.K. Linask. 2012. Comparison of effects of alcohol, lithium, and elevated homocysteine exposure on nonmuscle myosin IIB expression in the mouse placenta and human trophoblasts. Am J Obstet Gynecol 207, 140 e147-119.
- Linask, K.K. 2013. (Invited Review). Südame areng ja kaasasündinud rikked. Biomehhaaniline perspektiiv (in Estonian). Eesti Arst. 92(2):80-84. E-published 28.02.2013.
- Linask, K.K. 2013. The Heart-Placenta Axis in the First Month of Pregnancy: Induction and Prevention of Cardiovascular Birth Defects. In Special Issue on Pregnancy and Lifestyle: Short and Long-Term Effects on Mother’s and her Children’s Health. J. Pregnancy. March 2013.
- Huhta, J.C. and K.K. Linask. 2013. Enviromental Origins of Congenital Heart Disease: The Heart-Placenta Connection. Invited chapter for book Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine.
An international Patent Application was filed by USF on March 5, 2010 in relation to Dr. Linask's folate research.