Newton Webinar Series
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Benoit Bruneau, PhD

Director, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

According to the CDC, congenital heart defects (CHD) are the most common birth defects, affecting nearly 1 percent of all children. In the lab of Benoit Bruneau, researchers study human development for insight into CHD and other cardiovascular diseases.

Learn how Benoit Bruneau and his lab uncover the role genes play in building a heart and the code that guides the process. By better understanding how genes sculpt a heart, Bruneau’s lab grows closer to finding ways of preventing and treating CHD and understanding its implications for other conditions such as heart failure.

Bring your questions and curiosity and join us for a series of frank and unscripted interviews with some of the most creative minds in science today.

As the eyes of the world have turned upon the scientific community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Gladstone’s researchers are part of an unprecedented effort to develop effective testing, explore potential therapeutics, and accelerate toward a vaccine as rapidly as possible. Meanwhile, our research in neurology, cardiology, and bioinformatics remains vitally important and continues to move forward in spite of physical constraints.


April 29, 2020

The Newton Webinar Series is inspired by the story of Isaac Newton’s extraordinary intellectual output while in quarantine during the Great London Plague of 1665, and offers an alternative to all the news related to COVID-19. Each week, we will feature a conversation with Gladstone’s scientists and explore their moonshot ideas, how they approach their work, and what they think medicine may look like 10, 20, and 50 years from now.