Principal Investigator

Photo of Dr. ZayedMohamed Zayed, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine,
Director, Vascular Surgery BioBank

Administrative Staff

Photo of Theresa BelgeriTheresa Belgeri
Administrative Assistant

Responsible for coordinating meetings and compiling weekly surgery schedules for the BioBank, assists with abstract submissions and poster presentations.

Research Staff

Photo of lab scientist Xiaohua JinXiaohua Jin
Staff Scientist

Role of CEPT-1 in endothelial cell function.

Photo of Research Engineer Alex LeeAlex Lee
Research Engineer

Research focus on novel thrombectomy devices.

Photo of Research Assistant Larisa Belaygorod

Larisa Belaygorod
Research Assistant

Role of CEPT-1 in new blood vessel formation.

Photo of Research Engineer John CashinJohn Cashin
Research Engineer

Research focus on novel thrombectomy devices.

Photo of medical student Kshitij (Kash) DesaiKshitij (Kash) Desai

Medical student, WUSM
Lipid changes in diabetes and improving surgical and medical therapies.

Photo of Research Technician Nikolai Harroun Nikolai Harroun
Research Technician

Relationship between fatty acid synthase and progression of peripheral arterial disease in diabetic patients.

photo of Lead BioBank Research Assistant Amanda PenroseAmanda Penrose
Lead BioBank Research Assistant

Lipidomics of diabetic plaque.

Photo of Student Researcher Khalid SaffafKhalid Saffaf
Student Researcher

Assessing perfusion in diabetic patients with severe PAD.

Photo of Student Researcher Khalid SaffafOmar Saffaf
Student Researcher

Novel treatment options for diabetic patients with severe peripheral arterial disease.

Photo of Research Engineer Dillon WilliamsDillon Williams
Research Engineer

Research focus on novel AV grafts.

Clinical Staff and Coordinators

Photo of Clinical Research Coordinator Kelley Chadwick-Mansker Kelley Chadwick-Mansker
Clinical Research Coordinator

Photo of Registered Medical Assistant Ronnie EugeaRonnie Eugea
Registered Medical Assistant

Consents BioBank patients, obtains OR specimens, processes specimens.

Photo of Clinical Research Coordinator Vaneta WorthyVanetta Worthy
Clinical Research Coordinator

Former Lab Members

Michael Bao Vascular Surgery BioBank 03/15-08/15
Katherin Leckie Role of AngioVac Suction Device 01/15-08/15
Raghay Julakanti Expression of CEPT1 in Plaque 06/15-08/15
Uzma Naim CEPT1 Expression in Diabetic Arterial Tissue 06/15-10/16
John Hornick Call to Identify Risk Factors for Readmission 08/15-12/15
Mohamed Kuziez Type II Endoleaks following EVAR 05/16-08/16
Kyoung Mi Park, MS Mechanism of Peripheral Arterial Disease Progression in Diabetes 11/15-05/17
Susie Grathwohl Role of Phospholipogenesis 07/16-07/17
Malik Darwech Characterization of Fatty Acid Synthase in Vascular Disease 07/16-03/18
Alex Wirtz Research Focus on Novel AV Grafts 07/17-06/18
Gayan De Silva, MD Relationship between Fatty Acid Synthase and Progression of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in Diabetic Patients 07/16-6/18
Chao Yang, MD, PhD Studies Lipidomic of Diseased Arterial Segments in Humans with Diabetes and PAD 11/16-10/18