Dana 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

Chao Yang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Project: Determining the effect of diabetes on peripheral arterial plaque lipidomics

Kshitij (Kash) Desai
Third-year medical student
Washington University School of Medicine

Project: The differential lipidomics of carotid artery stenosis therapies.

Gayan De Silva, MD
General Surgery Resident
Post-doctoral Research Fellow Section of Vascular Surgery

Project: Evaluating plasma lipid enzymes in the setting of critical limb ischemia.

Robert Gropler, MD
Professor, Radiology
Washington University Division of Nuclear Medicine

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

Heather 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 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


Chandu Vemuri, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery
University of Michigan Health System

Project: Collaborated with Northwestern to test methods on characterized calcium

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

Project: National institution on aging and palmitoylation dynamics, diabetes and vascular integrity

Xiaochao Wei, PhD
Research Instructor in Medicine
Washington University Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research

Project: National institution on aging and palmitoylation dynamics, diabetes and vascular integrity

Pam Woodard, MD
Professor 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 Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Arizona

Project: PKC Epsilon in the development of arterial dysfunction