Oliver A. Aalami, MD, Standford University School of MedicineOliver 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 Abendschein, WUSM Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean for Animal AffairsDana 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 Gropler, MD, Radiology, Washington University Division of Nuclear MedicineRobert Gropler, MD
Professor, Radiology
Washington University Division of Nuclear Medicine

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

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

Project: Producing the next generation of vascular perfusion biosensors

Mary HastingsMary Hastings, Washington University
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

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

Heather Lawson, PhD, Washington University Department of GeneticsHeather 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, Cardiovascular DivisionBabak 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

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 Woodard, MD, WUSM Radiological Research FacilitiesPam 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 Zhou, MD, FACS Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery University of ArizonaWei Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Arizona

Project: PKC Epsilon in the development of arterial dysfunction

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

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