Student Research
Cardiovascular Biology & Transplantation Biology

Cardiovascular biology is research surrounding the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. This area focuses on early detection, drug development, and management of cardiovascular diseases.

Transplantation biology is research related to the transfer of organs and tissues from one human to another, regeneration of tissues, and creation of artificial organs. Problem-solving today concerns methods used to prevent organ/tissue rejection, and the use of modern research methods from biomaterial science, nanotechnology and stem cell biology for organ regeneration.

Faculty

Faculty members in cardiovascular and transportation biology include:

Student Publications

Di Huang '10

  • “Microarray gene expression profiling of chronic allograft nephropathy in the rat kidney transplant model.” Transplant Immunology. June 23, 2012.

Yi Song '10

  • “Microarray gene expression profiling of chronic allograft nephropathy in the rat kidney transplant model.” Transplant Immunology. June 23, 2012.

Brent Bijonowski '11

  • “Bioreactor design for perfusion-based, highly vascularized organ regeneration.” Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering/Elsevier. February 2013.
  • "Optimization and critical evaluation of decellularization strategies to develop renal extracellular matrix scaffolds as biological templates for organ engineering and transplantation.” American Journal of Transplantation. November 17, 2014.
  • "Dual-purpose bioreactors to monitor non-invasive physical and biochemical markers of kidney and liver scaffold recellularization.” Tissue Engineering Part C: Methods. April 28, 2015.

Haeman Teo '11

  • “Absence of Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase, a Regulator of Class Switch Recombination and Hypermutation in B Cells, Suppresses Aorta Allograft Vasculopathy in Mice.” Transplantation. February 12, 2015.

Kathryn Kiefer '12

  • “Optimization and critical evaluation of decellularization strategies to develop renal extracellular matrix scaffolds as biological templates for organ engineering and transplantation.” American Journal of Transplant. January 2015.

Rommel Morales '12

  • “Sex-based differential regulation of oxidative stress in the vasculature by nitric oxide.” Redox Biology. January 13, 2015.