Vascular Biology Center

VBC Spotlight

Dr. Yunchao Su and  Dr. Yuqing Huo 
New Pulmonary hypertension treatment target in the bull's-eye

Dr. Yunchao Su and Dr. Yuqing Huo of the VBC featured.

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Drs.  Eric Belin de Chantemele and Faulkner
Scientists work to protect obese, younger women from cardiovascular risk

Dr. Eric Belin de Chantemele and Dr. Jessica Faulkner, postdoctoral fellow, featured in Jagwire

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Weintraub Lab 
 Just one high-fat meal sets the perfect stage for heart disease

Dr. Neal L. Weintraub, Dr. Julia E. Brittain and doctoral Student Tyler W. Benson in Jagwire.

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Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai
Copper excess in diabetes hinders our ability to make healthy blood vessels

Drs. Masuko Ushio-Fukai and Tohru Fukai of the VBC featured in Jagwire

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Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai 
New target emerging for treating diabetes-related blood vessel damage

Dr. Masuko Ushio-Fukai featured in Jagwire

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Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele
Too little fat is bad for cardiovascular health and leptin therapy may help

Grant by Dr. Bruder do Nascimento and Dr. Belin de Chantemele featured in Jagwire.

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Dr. Liu and Dr. Huo
Likely new treatment target identified for Diabetic Retinopathy
Dr. Yuqing Huo and Dr. Zhiping Liu of VBC featured

Read about it in JagWire

Dr. Romero-Lucas
VBC's Dr. Romero-Lucas Receives 2018 Award

Maritza Romero-Lucas, MD, D. Sc, of the VBC, receives Pilot Study Research Program (PSRP) Award!

VBC News

 Aluya Oseghale

Congratulations Aluya Oseghale 

American Society of Hematology
2017 Minority Graduate Student
Abstract Achievement Award  

Mentor: Petty Pace 

"Novel conjugates of butyrate and δ-aminolevulinate increase γ-globin gene expression and fetal hemoglobin synthesis in erythroid progenitors"     

The VBC Congratulates our
2018 Ph.D. recipients!

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD 

Jian Peng “JP”  Teoh, PhD

Thesis: “ß-adrenergic receptor/ß-arrestin-mediated mircroRNA maturation regulatory network: A new player in cardioprotective signaling.”

Mentor: Dr. Il-man Kim

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Huijuan “Emily” Dou, PhD

Thesis: “ADAM17 and age-related vascular dysfunction”

Mentor: Dr. Zsolt Bagi

Esraa Shosha, PhD

Esraa Shosha, PhD with Distinction

Thesis: “Neurovascular Degeneration Following Retinal Ischemia Reperfusion Injury: Role of Arginase 2”

Mentor: Dr. Ruth Caldwell

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award recipient

Rodney Littlejohn, MD, PhD

Student in Huabo Su’s lab received the
2017 BCVS Minority Travel Award
at the AHA Scientific Session 2017 (11/11-15 in Anaheim, CA) - Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences (BCVS)

Graduate Update:

Where are they now?

VB graduate Frank T. Spradley
Frank T. Spradley (University of Mississippi)
2011 VBC Graduate

Recipient of the O. Fleur Strand Opportunity Award which recognizes the achievements of a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, enabling the recipient to attend EB meeting.


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Augusta, Georgia 30912