Stem/Progenitor Cells in the Vascular System

Abstract diagram of cell tissue
Fluorescence image of embryonic stem cells differentiated into endothelial cells.

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.


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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
Phone: 212-746-2286

Todd Evans, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Phone: 212 746-9485

Dr. Vivek Mittal

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Laboratory
Phone: 212 746-9410

Steven Gross, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology
Director of the Mass Spectrometry Core Facility
Phone: 212-746-6257