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Due to its ubiquitous and pervasive nature, the endothelium and its perivascular elements are uniquely positioned to participate in critical ways in most physiologic processes of the body. As an important corollary, the vasculature plays a central role in the development and progression of most, if not all, diseases.

The Center for Vascular Biology Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center endeavors to transcend traditional organ-specific approaches to vascular heath and disease. The Center brings together scientists and clinicians from diverse fields with the goal of formulating and applying interdisciplinary methods to the study of vascular biology.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of areas including angiogenesis, atherothrombosis, inflammation, and a range of related diseases. It spans from  basic to  translational to clinical .

  • Our  angiogenesis research  focuses on mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological blood vessel formation during, for example, wound repair, placental growth and tumor angiogenesis.
  • Our  atherothrombosis research  strives to uncover mechanisms of atherosclerosis and neointimal formation, pulmonary hypertension and vascular bed specific hypercoagulability.
  • Our  inflammation research  includes efforts to dissect mechanisms of leukocyte trafficking and vascular permeability, as well as the pathophysiology and therapy of sepsis.
  • An alphabetical list of the CVBR  faculty members  is available by research area.

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Nicole Magner, Administrative Assistant
Center for Vascular Biology Research
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Research North
99 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215