Ongoing Projects

Dana AbendscheinDana Abendschein, PhD 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cell Biology and Physiology, WUSM 
Assistant Vice Chancellor/Dean for Animal Affairs
Chairman, Animal Studies Committee


Project: Near-infrared tagging of intra-arterial segments of disease 

Chao YangChao Yang
Postdoctoral Research Fellow






Project: Determining the effect of diabetes on peripheral arterial plaque lipidomics.

Kshitij (Kash) Desai Kshitij (Kash) Desai
Third-year medical student
Washington University School of Medicine



Project: The differential lipidomics of carotid artery stenosis.therapies. 

Gayan De SilvaGayan De Silva, MD
General Surgery Resident
Post-doctoral Research Fellow Section of Vascular Surgery



Project: Evaluating plasma lipid enzymes in the setting of critical limb ischemia.

Robert GroplerRobert Gropler, MD
Professor, Radiology
Washington University Division of Nuclear Medicine




Project: PET investigation of SIP receptor 1 expression in patients with femoral artery plaque 


Heather LawsonHeather Lawson, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Washington University Department of Genetics




Project: Physiologic and genetic evidence linking hemopexin to triglycerides in human carotid plaques


Babak RazaniBabak Razani, MD, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Immunology: WUSM

Project: Role of macrophages, autophagy-lysosome system in atherosclerosis and metabolic disease 

Chandu VemuriChandu Vemuri, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery
University of Michigan Health System


Project: Collaborated with Northwestern to test methods on characterized calcium 

Clay SemenkovichClay Semenkovich, MD
Irene E. and Michael M. Karl Professor
Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research



Project: National institution on aging and palmitoylation dynamics, diabetes and vascular integrity   

Xiaochao WeiXiaochao Wei, PhD
Research Instructor in Medicine
Washington University Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research


Project: National institution on aging and palmitoylation dynamics, diabetes and vascular integrity  

Pam WoodardPam Woodard, MD 
Professor Radiology and Biomedical Engineering
Sr. Vice Chair and Division Director, WUSM Radiological Research Facilities


Project: PET-MRI of Natriuretic Peptide Receptors in carotid atherosclerosis 

Wei ZhouWei Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
University of Arizona



Project: PKC Epsilon in the development of arterial dysfunction