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Assistant Professor Biomedical, College of Medicine Cardiology
- Cancer-treatment induced cardiotoxicity is the leading cause of the mortality in more than 15.5 million cancer survivors. Moreover, the cardiotoxicity is the reason cancer patients could not continue receiving treatment. Research of my lab is focused on understanding the mechanism of cancer-treatment related cardiotoxicity through integrated omics-based approach and validating nano-scale platform treatment strategies to mitigate cardiotoxocity for cancer patients and survivors. My laboratory provides a multidisciplinary basic and applied research environment and training venue with a translational emphasis. Specific research focuses include:
- 1. Mitigate cancer-treatment related vascular damage with anti-thrombotic interventions.
- 2. Target the Nox2/4-oxidative stress axis for predicting and alleviating cardiomyocyte toxicity caused by anthracyclines.
- 3. Target the inflammation signaling pathways for predicting and alleviating cardiotoxicity caused by immune checkpoint inhibitors.
Assistant Professor, College of Medicine Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
- My laboratory performs research in the area of lymphatic vascular biology to gain insight into how loss of lymphatic vessel function leads to disease. Specifically, we use a unique combination of genetic and physiologic approaches to quantify lymphatic vascular permeability, which allows us to assess fluid and solute transport across the lymphatic vessel wall. Diseases associated with leaky lymphatic vessels include obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, lymphedema, and infection. Our research is multidisciplinary as we routinely collaborate with investigators from physiology, immunology, and developmental biology areas. Some current areas of interest are:
- 1)The physical pathways and molecular regulators that restrict solute and fluid loss across the lymphatic vessel wall, preventing edema.
- 2)The role of lymphatic vascular permeability in immune cell trafficking to the lymph node.
USF Health Institute News
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