Collaborating Labs

Oliver AalamiOliver A. Aalami, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery - Vascular Surgery
Stanford University School of Medicine


Project: Lower Extremity Adductor Hiatus Decompression To Improve Arterial Patency Rates (LEAD-Patency)

Dana AbendscheinDana Abendschein, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, WUSM
Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean for Animal Affairs
Chairman, Animal Studies Committee

Project: Near-infrared tagging of intra-arterial segments of disease
Robert GroplerRobert Gropler, MD
Professor, Radiology
Washington University Division of Nuclear Medicine



Project: PET investigation of SIP receptor 1 expression in patients with femoral arterplaque 

Viktor GruevViktor Gruev, PhD
Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana 


Project: Producing the next generation of vascular perfusion biosensors.

Heather LawsonHeather Lawson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Washington University Department of Genetics




Project: Physiologic and genetic evidence linking hemopexin to triglycerides in human carotid plaques  

Babak RazaniBabak Razani, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology: WUSM

 Project: Role of macrophages, autophagy-lysosome system in atherosclerosis and metabolic disease 

Clay SemenkovichClay Semenkovich, MD
Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research
Washington University School of Medicine


Project: Phospholipogenesis in peripheral arterial disease, and plasma lipidomics

Pam WoodardPam Woodard, MD 
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Sr. Vice Chair and Division Director, WUSM Radiological Research Facilities


Project: PET-MRI of natriuretic peptide receptors in carotid atherosclerosis 

Wei ZhouWei Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Arizona



Project: PKC Epsilon in the development of arterial dysfunction  

Jie ZhengJie Zheng, PhD
Associate Professor, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University


Project: Evaluating the role of MRI perfusion in patients with diabetes, PAD, and wounds.