Vascular Cell and Molecular Biology

Abstract close up photo of cellular tissue
Retinal blood vessels (green) from a mouse with retinal disease which models diabetic retinopathy.

Vascular biologists at Weill Cornell study the basic workings of the vascular cells by using modern cellular and molecular biology methods. Proteins, lipids, mRNAs from vascular cells are analyzed in the laboratory to gain new knowledge into the inner workings of the vascular system. Such knowledge can be applied in whole organismal systems, such as Zebrafish and murine models as well as translational studies.

Timothy Hla, PhD

Director, Center for Vascular Biology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Email: tih2002@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-9953

Katherine Amberson Hajjar, MD

Brine Family Professor and Chair
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Email: khajjar@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-2034

Shahin Rafii, MD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Arthur Belfer Professor of Genetic Medicine
Director: Ansary Stem Cell Center for Regenerative Medicine
Department of Genetic Medicine
Division of Vascular Hematology-Oncology
Email: srafii@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-2286

Carl P. Blobel, MD, PhD

Professor in the Department on Medicine
Professor in the Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Email: cpb2002@med.cornell.edu

Fred Maxfield, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
Chairman of Biochemistry
Email: frmaxfie@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6405

Todd Evans, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Email: tre2003@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212 746-9485

Annarita Di Lorenzo, PHD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Email: and2039@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212 746-6476