Lab Personnel


Our laboratory utilizes a broad range of technologies and strategies to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating the function of inflammatory cells, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle cells in the development of cardiovascular disorders.

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Wei Zhang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Zhang has been actively investigating novel lncRNAs in vascular remodeling.
  • AHA Career Development Award
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Orazio Slivano, BS

  • Lab Manager
  • Mr. Slivano is the lab manager and senior technician of the histology core.
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Smita Bhoyar

  • Research Associate
  • Miss Bhoyar is studying novel roles of Myocardin-related transcription factors in vascular systems.
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Mary Shanahan

  • Research Aide