Molecular Regulation of Angiogenesis and Vascular Homeostasis

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Anais Briot, Ph. D., Post doctoral fellow won the prestigious George J. Popjak Fellowship in Research Related to Atherosclerosis. The findings related to this award were accepted for publication by the Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2015. Dr. Alan Fogelman, Chair of Medicine, UCLA presented the award to Dr. Briot.

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In a paper published by Courtney Domigan (graduate student alumnus) we found that depletion of VEGF in the endothelium results in mitochondria fragmentation and suppression of glucose metabolism leading to autophagy. The image shows a cell with KD VEGF with mitochondria fragmented. Reference: Domigan et al., Journal of Cell Science 128:2236-2248, 2015

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The 2015 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to a trio of scientists for discoveries that led to new treatments for some of the most devastating parasitic diseases, the Nobel Foundation announced this morning (Oct. 5). Read more