Lipid Mediators and Cell Signaling

Abstract close up photo of cellular tissue
Photomicrograph of an atherosclerotic plaque.

Cell membrane lipids are used as intercellular messengers by binding to specific cellular receptors and transducing signals. Scientists in the center are working on novel studies to characterize novel lipid mediators such as sphingosine 1-phosphate as well as established mediators such as prostaglandins.

Timothy Hla, PhD

Director, Center for Vascular Biology
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Phone: 212-746-9953

David P. Hajjar, PhD

Dean, The Graduate School
Executive Vice Provost and Senior Executive Vice Dean, The Medical College
Frank H.T. Rhodes Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Biology and Genetics
Professor of Biochemistry and Pathology
Phone: 212-746-6900

Domenick J. Falcone, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Phone: 212-746-6491