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The Vascular Biology Program

Ischemic cardiovascular disease—conditions of reduced bloodflow to the heart—is the most common cause of death in the developed world. Countless lives could be saved if it were possible to coax new blood vessels to grow to treat such conditions. Researchers in our Vascular Biology program at ICE focus on angiogenesis and vascular biology with the ultimate goal of developing new clinical treatments. One specific focus is the use of bone marrow-derived vascular progenitor cells for the treatment of ischemic cardiovascular disease.

The Vascular Biology Program at Johns Hopkins' Institute for Cell Engineering

Researcher Gregg Semenza introduces the Vascular Biology Program, where scientists trace cells as they move through the body and study the relationship between low-oxygen conditions, blood vessel growth, and cancer.


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Bulte, Jeff W.M., M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Oncology
Director of Cellular Imaging, The Johns Hopkins Institute for Cell Engineering
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Cahan, Patrick, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Photo of Dr. Miroslaw Janowski, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Janowski, Miroslaw, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
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Semenza, Gregg L., M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Biological Chemistry
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
Director, Vascular Program, Institute for Cell Engineering
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Walczak, Piotr, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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