The Grover Conference

Estelle Grover


Estelle Grover was born in 1919 in Mississippi, the second of five children.  Grover was the only one from her siblings to obtain a college education. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in English Literature at the University of Alabama. It was on that campus that she met Robert Grover.  At that time Robert Grover was in his first of three years in the US Army. They fell in love, became engaged, and married eleven months later. Only three months later, Robert was sent overseas for 18 months. During that time Estelle worked on the Manhattan Project that created the atom bomb. Estelle and Robert had a wonderful marriage lasting 46 years. Estelle passed away in 1990 due to a developing brain tumor.

“I honestly believe she saved my life” – Robert Grover



Estelle Grover Past Lecturers


John A Bevan MD
1992 - John A Bevan MD
Pressure and flow-induced alterations in ion flux: a mechanism for the control of vascular tone


Edward Block
1994 - Edward R Block MD
Interaction of hypoxia, oxygen and nitrogen-derived radicals as causes of pulmonary endothelial cell injury


Timothy W Evans MD
1996 - Timothy W Evans MD
Pulmonary vascular control mechanisms in ARDS


John Reeves
1998 - John T Reeves MD
The pulmonary circulation in transition


Wiltz W Wagner PhD
2000 - Wiltz W Wagner PhD
Leukocyte and erythrocyte kinetics in the pulmonary microcirculation


E Kenneth Weir MD
2002 - E Kenneth Weir MD
Redox signaling in hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction


Norbert F Voelkel MD
2004 - Norbert F Voelkel MD
Severe angioproliferative pulmonary hypertension: the cancer concept


Barry Fanburg MD
2006 - Barry Fanburg MD
Rho GTPases in serotonin-induced proliferation of pulmonary vascular smooth muscle


Margaret R MacLean PhD
2008 - Margaret R MacLean PhD
The serotonin hypothesis of pulmonary hypertension revisited


Jason X.J. Yuan, MD, PhD
2011 - Jason X.J. Yuan, MD, PhD
A Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism in the TRPC6 Gene Promoter Associated with Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


Lorna G. Moore, PhD
2013 - Lorna G. Moore, PhD
High Altitude Physiology in Neonates and the Impact of High Altitude Pulmonary Hypertension on Evolutionary Patterns


 Stephen L. Archer, MD
2015 - Stephen L. Archer, MD
The Mitochondria in Pulmonary Vascular Disease


 Serpil Erzurum
2017 - Serpil Erzurum, MD
Endothelial Mechanisms in the Right Ventricular Dysfunction of PH


Lariss Shimoda

2019 - Larissa A. Shimoda, PhD
Hypoxia Inducible Factors in the developing lung circulation and its response to injury and repair