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Sophie Astrof, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Rutgers University

Research Interests:  My lab works on cardiovascular development in the context of congenital heart disease. We have been studying mechanisms by which pharyngeal arch arteries develop and remodel into great vessels.

NAVBO Activities:
Member (Education Committee) 2021-2023
Poster Judging - I am not sure of the dates, but I try to do this at every meeting;
Session on Managing Career Transitions, co-organizer, 2023
Co-chair of the Emerging Topics and New Technologies session at the 22nd International
Vascular Biology Meeting in San Francisco 2022
Chair of the session “Pattering and Morphogenesis II,” NAVBO 2021
Co-chair of the session on Engineering Angiogenesis, NAVBO 2017

Related Experience:
CDD study section member
Weinstein Cardiovascular Conference 2026, co-organizer
Member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Rutgers 2019-2021)
Newark Biomedical Advisory Committee (Rutgers 2019-Present)
Faculty Advisory Committee for the Imaging Core (Rutgers 2020-Present)
Animal Research Restart Committee (Rutgers 2020)
Basic Science Representatives to the NJMS Faculty Council (Rutgers 2021-2023)
Faculty Recruitment Committee, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine (2023-Present)