Are you curious about how tumors are able to grow by attracting new blood vessels?
Do you wonder about the mechanisms of how blood vessels are damaged by aging, stress, or our diets?
Do you want to know how the capillaries in the retina are damaged in diabetes and cause blindness?
Are you curious about the growing embryo and how blood vessels are put together?
Have you ever wondered about how the various cells in blood vessels communicate with each other?
These are just a few of the questions that you could explore while doing research in The Vascular Biology Center at Augusta University.
Vascular biology research is focused on obtaining a detailed understanding of the function of blood vessels at the molecular, cellular, whole organ, and whole organism levels. Diseases of blood vessels are the leading cause of death in the Western World! Thus, the ultimate goal of vascular biology research, is to better diagnose, treat, and prevent vascular diseases.
Augusta University is unique among institutions that carry out this research because
we have a formal center for vascular biology research. The Vascular Biology Center provides a mechanism for encouraging collaborative, interdisciplinary investigation
in vascular biology by Augusta University faculty who have common interests and diverse
but complementary expertise.