Vascular & Cardiac Biology

Robert Raffai, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Our program explores the impact of metabolic stress on deregulated micro-RNA controlled hematopoiesis and immune cell function in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, including through intercellular signaling via exosomes

Ethan Weiss, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Hormonal regulation of energy metabolism/ Novel mechanisms of thrombosis susceptibility

Zena Vexler, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Brain microenvironment as modulator of neurovascular injury and repair after adult and neonatal stroke

Matthew Springer, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Angiogenesis & vascular biology, myocardial repair, endothelial function, and second hand smoke

Tien Peng, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Contribution of mesenchymal niche to homeostasis, repair, and aging

Ann Zovein, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Development and intersection of the vascular and hematopoietic systems.

Takashi Mikawa, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Developmental Regulation of Organogenesis

Jacquelyn Maher, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Tissue-protective cytokines; fatty liver disease

Jialing Liu, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Neuroprotection and functional recovery after brain injury

Natalia Jura, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Molecular basis for Receptor Tyrosine Kinase signaling across the plasma membrane

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