the
Cardiovascular Research Intitute


at UCSF

Endothelial sub-specification within discrete vascular beds
We seek to understand the diversification of vascular endothelium, and its implications for specialized function and pathology. While it may appear that blood vessels throughout the body have similar properties and functions; on closer examination vessels that comprise diverse vascular beds may arise from distinct origins, and have unique potential and pathology. We investigate, from a developmental perspective, what makes arterial endothelial subsets unique, and whether these properties predict propensity for disease.

Smith Cardiovascular Research Building, Room 310, 555 Mission Bay Blvd South, San Francisco, CA 94143-3120 PH: 415.514.1127