Mechanisms of Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis

Abstract image of cellular tissue
Blood vessel endothelial cells in the mouse retina (red) were shown following the tracks set by astrocytes (green).

Scientists in the center are focused on the study of how stem cells differentiate into vascular endothelial cells (vasculogenesis) and how endothelial cells develop into capillaries by sprouting (angiogenesis). This research has important implication to regererative biology as well as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Heidi Stuhlmann, PhD

Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Pediatrics
Email: hes2011@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-4945

Xin-Yun Huang, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Email: xyhuang@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6362

Carl P. Blobel, MD, PhD

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

Theresa Lu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Email: lut@hss.edu
Phone: 212-774-2532

Dr. Vivek Mittal

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Laboratory
Email: vim2010@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212 746-9410

David Lyden PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Email: dcl2001@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-3941

Timothy Hla, PhD

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

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

Katherine Amberson Hajjar, MD

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