Vascular Biology Program | Investigators & Labs

Marsha A. Moses, PhDMarsha A. Moses, PhD

Director, Vascular Biology Program
Julia Dyckman Andrus Professor, Harvard Medical School

Regulation of tumor growth, progression and metastasis
- Non-invasive biomarker discovery and validation
- Targeted, non-toxic nanomedicine technologies

 

Diane Bielenberg, PhDDiane Bielenberg, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Regulation of metastasis
- Regulation of lymphangiogenesis

 

Joyce Bischoff, PhDJoyce Bischoff, PhD

Professor of Surgery

- Infantile hemangioma
- Vascular networks
- Endothelial to mesenchymal differentiation in cardiac valves

 

Hong Chen, PhDHong Chen, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

- Angiogenesis and vascular remodeling
- Atherosclerosis and inflammation: Lymphatic Disorder & Obesity
- Membrane and receptor trafficking mechanisms

 

Robert D'Amato, MD, PhDRobert D'Amato, MD, PhD

Professor of Ophthalmology
Judah Folkman Chair in Surgery

- Small molecule inhibitors of angiogenesis
- Age related macular degeneration
- Genetic modifiers of angiogenesis

 

Timothy Hla, PhDTimothy Hla, PhD

Patricia K. Donahoe Professor

- Lipid Mediators in Vascular Biology and Disease
- Sphingosine 1 Phosphate Signaling
- Gene Regulation in Vascular System

 

Donald Ingber, MD, PhDDonald Ingber, MD, PhD

Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Department of Pathology

Biologically inspired engineering
- Mechanotransduction in endothelial cells

 

Joseph Italiano, PhDJoseph Italiano, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Role of platelets in regulating angiogenesis
- Mechanics and signaling pathways in the formation of platelets

 

Kwonmoo LeeKwonmoo Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

- Live-cell phenotyping and cancer diagnosis using artificial intelligence
- Cellular motility and morphodynamics in angiogenesis and cancer

 

Kellie MachlusKellie Machlus, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

- Platelet production from megakaryocytes
- Mechanisms of megakaryocyte differentiation and maturation
- Regulation of hematopoiesis in health and inflammation

 

Benjamin Matthews, MDBenjamin Matthews, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Mechanisms of Ventilator Induced Lung Injury (VILI)
- Drug delivery systems to pre-treat VILI

 

Mark Puder, MD, PhDMark Puder, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Role of lipid composition in total parenteral nutrition induced liver disease
- Chemoprevention of surgical adhesions

 

Michael S. Rogers, PhD Michael S. Rogers, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Genetic modifiers of the angiogenic response
- The role of anthrax toxin receptors in angiogenesis

 

Edward Robert Smith, MDEdward R. Smith, MD

Professor of Surgery

Primary brain tumors and cerebrovascular disease
- Molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis and angiogenesis in the central nervous system

 

Randolph Watnick, PhDRandolph Watnick, PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Tumor stromal interactions
- Regulators of metastasis
- Gene regulation in epithelial and mesenchymal cells

 

Bruce Zetter, PhDBruce Zetter, PhD

Charles Nowiszewski Professor of Cancer Biology, Department of Surgery

The mechanisms underlying the process of tumor metastasis
- Protein biomarkers that predict outcome in human cancer patients
- Drugs that selectively inhibit the growth of metastatic cancer cells