Vanishing Act: Lymphatic Vessels and Disappearing Bones
Description: Patients with generalized lymphatic anomaly (GLA) or Gorham-Stout disease (GSD) develop ectopic lymphatics in bone and gradually lose bone. The process by which lymphatics invade bone is poorly understood. In this presentation, Dr. Dellinger will provide an overview of GLA and GSD and discuss his latest research on the development of bone lymphatics in animal models of GLA and GSD.
About the speaker: Dr. Michael Dellinger is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also a member of the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine and is the Director of Research for the Lymphatic Malformation Institute. Dr. Dellinger completed his Ph.D. work at the University of Arizona and his postdoctoral studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His lab is focused on identifying biomarkers and treatments for Gorham-Stout disease, generalized lymphatic anomaly and kaposiform lymphangiomatosis. Find out more about Dr. Dellinger and his lab at http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/dellinger/