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Division of Vascular Surgery

Karen Ho Lab

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The over-arching goal of our research is to better understand the mechanisms of atherosclerosis and neointimal hyperplasia after vascular surgery in order to better prevent and treat these disease processes.

We are specifically interested in how the gut microbiome and microbe-derived metabolites regulate these diseases. We use microbiome manipulations in rodents, germ-free mouse models, surgical models of arterial injury, genetic and diet-induced models of atherosclerosis, cell/molecular biology techniques, targeted metabolomics, and cell culture models.

We are always looking for new collaborations. If you have any ideas, join us!

Division of Vascular Surgery

We are part of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Department of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Learn about the Vascular Surgery Scientist Training Program (NIH T32) here.

Learn about the Lanterman Vascular Surgery Student Award here.

Learn about the William H. Pearce, MD, Vascular Surgery Student Research Award here.

Division of Vascular Surgery