David Shepro, Ph.D.
Dr. Shepro is Professor of Surgery and Professor of Biology at Boston University. His research interests include cellular signaling and gene regulation and was the first to culture successfully large numbers of aortic endothelial cells that provided the wherewithal to research their metabolic activity and responses to inflammatory agonists.
David Shepro is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Fellow of the American Physiological Society. He has received the national and international awards from the American Microcirculatory Society, the Landis Award and the Zweifach Gold Medal Award, respectively, and the Taylor Smith Gold Medal Award from the New England Ophthalmological Society, the latter for his research on the biology/pathology of the retinal microcirculation. He was Burroughs Welcome Visiting Professor in Basic Medical Sciences and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Cagliari School of Medicine, Sardinia.
Dr. Shepro is the Chair of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee for the National Library of Medicine and Chairman of the Scientific User Committee for the Marine Biological Laboratory—Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Library. He is the founding editor of the journal Microvascular Research.
Dr. Patricia A. D'Amore is a Senior Scientist and the Associate Director of Research at The Schepens Eye Research Institute. She is Professor of Ophthalmology and Pathology at Harvard Medical School, and Chair of the Angiogenesis, Invasion, and Metastasis Program in Development at the Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center. She is the author of 95 publications which have appeared in journals such as Nature Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Development, and Journal of Cell Biology. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Microvascular Research.
Professor Dame Black is currently President of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and Professor of Rheumatology at the Centre of Rheumatology, the Royal Free and University College Medical School. Her department at the Royal Free Hospital is a major centre for scleroderma in Europe and one of the largest in the world, with an extensive programme of clinical and basic research.
Dr. Garcia is the Lowell T. Coggeshall Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. His research program studies endothelial cytoskeletal regulation of the pulmonary microvascular endothelial barrier with a focus on the signaling events regulating barrier function of the endothelial cell monolayers. This work has resulted in over 200 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of Microvascular Research, and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology, and the Journal of Stem Cell Research.
Dr D. Neil Granger is Boyd Professor and Head of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology at LSU Health Sciences Center. He has authored over 500 publications dealing with the role of the microcirculation in health and disease, and has served as Editor-in-Chief of Microcirculation, President of the Microcirculatory Society, and President of the American Physiological Society. His areas of research interest include ischemia-reperfusion injury, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Christian Haudenschild, M.D.
Christian Haudenschild directs the Experimental Pathology Department at the American Red Cross Jerome H. Holland Laboratory for the Biomedical Sciences. His laboratory's main area of research is angiogenesis.
Herbert B. Hechtman, M.D.
Dr. Hechtman is Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Womens Hospital. His laboratory's areas of research include the consequences of ischemia and inflammatory reactions in the lungs.
Rakesh K. Jain is Andrew Werk Cook Professor of Tumor Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, Harvard Medical School and Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory of Tumor Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jain is regarded as a leader in the areas of vascular and interstitial biology of tumors and is known for integrating tumor biology with bioengineering. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering of the U. S. National Academies.
Joseph A. Madri received his BS and MS in Biology from St. John's University, NY and his Ph.D. in Chemistry and an M.D. from Indiana University. He is a Professor of Pathology at Yale University with appointments in the Medical School and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences. His areas of interest include vascular and cardiac development, angiogenesis, immune cell-endothelial cell interactions, and extracellular matrix biology.
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