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
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.
We are members of the Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute, Simpson Querrey Institute of BioNanotechnology, and Lurie Cancer Center. We are associate members of the Digestive Diseases Research Core Center (University of Chicago).