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Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD

Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, PhD September 1, 2022 Assistant ProfessorVascular Medicine Institute Department of Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Primary Research: We love to learn about hematological diseases. Our primary disease model is sickle cell disease. Using state-of-the art imaging, molecular biology and biochemical techniques we sought to understand the effect of hemolysis and heme/iron…

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Zolt Arany, M.D., Ph.D.

Zolt Arany, M.D., Ph.D. August 1, 2022 ProfessorCardiovascular Institute Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Primary Research: All things metabolism! The lab focuses on cardiovascular metabolism. Such unfocused focus has led us to study a wide range of projects in the heart, liver, fat, and many other tissues, and has led us to use…

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Erich Kushner, Ph.D.

Erich Kushner, Ph.D. June 30, 2022 Assistant ProfessorBiological Sciences Molecular, Cellular Biophysics Program University of Denver Primary Research: Integration of blood vessel development and trafficking programs Laboratory web site URL: https://www.kushnerlab.com/ Lab Members Expand Caitlin Francis- PhD student Joe Capozzi- PhD student Jasper Farrington- PhD student Rachael Judson- Masters student Maya Kaul- Masters student Drew…

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Lucy Liaw, Ph.D.

Lucy Liaw, Ph.D. May 31, 2022 Faculty Scientist III and ProfessorDirector, Research Training Programs MaineHealth Institute for Research Primary Research: Our lab is interested in understand signaling pathways that control vascular health and disease. In particular, we focus on the interactions of perivascular adipose tissue with the vessel wall, using models of vascular disease and…

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Jenny Munson, Ph.D.

Jenny Munson, Ph.D. May 1, 2022 Associate Professor Fralin Biomedical Research Institute Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics Virginia Tech Primary Research: The Munson Lab develops methods to measure, model and manipulate flow, with the goal to understand how interstitial fluid flow, the flow within the extracellular spaces of tissues, contributes to physiological and pathological…

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Arndt Siekmann

Arndt Siekmann

Arndt Siekmann, Ph.D. Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania Research Interests: Mechanisms controlling blood vessel diameters, Influence of mechanical cues on vascular biology, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, tisse regeneration NAVBO Activities: NAVBO Member since 2007, Co-organizer for 2023 meeting Related Experience: 

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Juan Melero-Martin

Juan Melero-Martin, Ph.D. Associate Professor Boston Children’s Hospital Research Interests: Vascular bioengineering; endothelial progenitors; pluripotent stem cell-derived vascular cells; tissue engineering; vascular organoids NAVBO Activities: NAVBO Member since 2008; Publication Alert Committee, Editor (2014-present) | Publication Alert Committee, Senior Editor (2022-present) | Communications Committee, member (2022-present) | Member proposed Session at NAVBO meetings, Organizer and…

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Akiko Mammoto

Akiko Mammoto, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor Medical College of Wisconsin Research Interests: Mechanosensitive mechanism of angiogenesis; Angiogenesis in organ development, regeneration, and aging; Pulmonary vascular disease NAVBO Activities: NAVBO Member since 2009; NAVBO Publication Alert Editor (since 2019); Poster judge at IVBM, Vascular Biology and Vasculata meetings; Scientific session chair (Vascular Biology 2021) Related Experience: …

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Tsutomu Kume

Tsutomu Kume, Ph.D. Professor Northwestern University School of Medicine Research Interests: Blood and lymphatic vessel development; transcriptional control of vascular gene expression; vascular cell signaling; angiogenesis; lymphangiogenesis; vascular homeostasis and dysfunction NAVBO Activities: NAVBO Member since 2007; Chair, Meritorious Awards Committee (2020-2023); Meritorious Awards Committee Member (2019-2020); Education Committee Member (2015-2018); Chair, Springer Award Session,…

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Anjelica Gonzalez

Anjelica Gonzalez, Ph.D. Associate Professor Yale University Research Interests: My research interests are focused on the microvasculature, and specifically the role of pericytes in dictating the health and disease of vasculature and the surrounding tissue. My work includes developing engineered biomimetic tissues, inclusive of extracellular matrix, basement membranes and composite microvascular structures. NAVBO Activities:  NAVBO…

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