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LE&RN and the National Institutes of Health are dedicated to the research that will bring about new treatments and cures for lymphatic diseases. Here you will find a list of the world's leading lymphatic researchers, their labs, a brief description of their research and a link to their PubMed research database. This page's search engine allows the viewer to search by name, institution or research topic. Researchers can use this page to find potential research collaborations and partners. NIH can use this page for an overview of current research trends and to identify researchers focused on NIH research goals. Click to see current NIH grants for Lymphedema and current NIH grants for the Lymphatic System.

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Aldrich, Melissa

Research Focus: Primary research focus is a clinical study of breast cancer-related LE, using ICG imaging to... more
Primary research focus is a clinical study of breast cancer-related LE, using ICG imaging to visualize changes in lymphatics occurring as patients navigate surgical and radiation treatment, and investigating systemic cellular and molecular changes. Other studies include ICG imaging of lipedema-related lymphatics, head and neck cancer-related LE, chylothorax in neonates, and changes in lymphatic function in a rodents model of rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation.

Boston University

Arroyo Ataz, Guillermo

Research Focus: Study development of lymphatics, more specifically origin of smooth muscle cells.... more
Study development of lymphatics, more specifically origin of smooth muscle cells.

Boston University School of Medicine

JONES, DENNIS

Research Focus: My lab studies infection induced lymphedema, lymphatic metastasis and how to treat these diseases.... more
My lab studies infection induced lymphedema, lymphatic metastasis and how to treat these diseases.

Cantre for Mathematicl Medicine and Biology, Univerisity of Nottingham

KALOGIROS, DIMITRIOS

Research Focus: Interfacing mathematical models and data in lymphatics research. Mathematical immunology.... more
Interfacing mathematical models and data in lymphatics research. Mathematical immunology. Mathematical Modeling. Data Analysis.

Centre for Cancer Biology/University of South Australia

OSZMIANA, ANNA

Research Focus: Genetic, molecular and cellular basis of lymphatic development and function.... more
Genetic, molecular and cellular basis of lymphatic development and function.

Centre for Mathematical Medicine and Biology, University of Nottingham

RUSSELL, MATTHEW

Research Focus: Chemokine and chemotactic signals in dendritic cell migration towards and into lymphatics.... more
Chemokine and chemotactic signals in dendritic cell migration towards and into lymphatics.

Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics

HAEGERLING, RENE

Research Focus: 3D Visualization of vessel architecture in human lymphatic malformations.... more
3D Visualization of vessel architecture in human lymphatic malformations.

Charite Universitatsmedizin Berlin Institute of Medical Genetics and Human Genetics

HANSMEIER, NILS

Research Focus: 3D Visualization of vessel architecture in human lymphatic malformations... more
3D Visualization of vessel architecture in human lymphatic malformations

Children's Hospital Los Angeles USC

CHING-LING, ELLEN

Research Focus: Cardiac lymphatic vessels in heart development and regeneration.... more
Cardiac lymphatic vessels in heart development and regeneration.

Columbia University Medical Center

Shawber, Carrie

Research Focus: I am developmental lymphatic vascular biologist whose research is focused on lymphatic vascular... more
I am developmental lymphatic vascular biologist whose research is focused on lymphatic vascular development and pathologies. My lab is built around the premise that by understanding the genetics and signaling pathways that govern proper lymphatic vessel formation and maintenance, we can improve diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of lymphatic disorders and diseases.

de Duve Institute, UCLouvain

VIKKULA, MIIKKA

Research Focus: Genetics and pathofysiology of lymphedema and lymphatic malformations.... more
Genetics and pathofysiology of lymphedema and lymphatic malformations.

Emory University, Division of Cardiology

Levit, Rebecca

Research Focus: Understanding the natural history and role of lymphatics in heart transplant biology and rejection.... more
Understanding the natural history and role of lymphatics in heart transplant biology and rejection.

ETH Zurich

KRITIKOS, IOANNIS

Research Focus: Shear stress responses of lymphatic endofluid cells.... more
Shear stress responses of lymphatic endofluid cells.

ETH Zurich Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

HALIN WINTER, CORNELIA

Research Focus: Leukocyte trafficking through lymphatic vessels vascular immune interface.... more
Leukocyte trafficking through lymphatic vessels vascular immune interface.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Dixon, Brandon

Research Focus: Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on the integration of biomechanics, biomedical imaging, and tissue... more
Dr. Dixon’s research focuses on the integration of biomechanics, biomedical imaging, and tissue engineering technologies towards studying the lymphatic system at the molecular, cellular, and tissue-level length scales. His research focuses to improve our basic understanding of the structure-function relationships within lymphatic biology, to improve diagnostics of lymphatic disease, and to develop regenerative strategies to restore lymphatic function.

Imperial College London

WATSON, DANIEL

Research Focus: Developing new methods of lymphedema and studying transport within the lymphatic system.... more
Developing new methods of lymphedema and studying transport within the lymphatic system.

Institute of Cardiocascular and Metabolic Diseases INSERM

GARMY-SUSINI, BARBARA

Research Focus: Gene therapy for lymphedema clinical trial starting in 2023.... more
Gene therapy for lymphedema clinical trial starting in 2023.

KU Leuven

ZWIJSEN, AN

Research Focus: Role of BMP-SMAD Signaling in lymphatic vessel development and maturation. Role of this pathway as... more
Role of BMP-SMAD Signaling in lymphatic vessel development and maturation. Role of this pathway as a potential BCRL risk factor.

Maasstad Hospital and Erasmus, Rotterdam

BISOENDIAL, RADJESH

Research Focus: My research lab has a strong interest in the lymphatic vasculature as mediator and ptential... more
My research lab has a strong interest in the lymphatic vasculature as mediator and ptential therapeutic target in the initiation and progression of autoimmune disorders/rheumatic diseases

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Padera, Tim

Research Focus: My research focuses on mechanisms of lymphatic vessel function in healthy conditions with regard... more
My research focuses on mechanisms of lymphatic vessel function in healthy conditions with regard to tissue fluid balance and immune responses. We also study the role lymphatic vessels play in a variety of disease settings, including lymphedema, bacterial infections, obesity and sequelae of aging. Finally, we study the role of lymphatic vessels in cancer progression, including how cancer cells growing in lymph nodes can spread further in the body and disrupt anti-tumor immune responses. To accomplish these goals, we have innovated a variety of intravital microscopy tools to allow us to longitudinally follow lymphatic function over the development of a disease process or in response to therapy.

Medical University of Vienna

Kerjaschki, Dontscho

Research Focus: We study the relation of lymphatic function to human diseases on a molecular and cellular basis.... more
We study the relation of lymphatic function to human diseases on a molecular and cellular basis. Currently we focus on the role of lymphatic vessels in metastasis and transplant rejection.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Kataru, Raghu

Research Focus: Our research group focuses on the lymphatic system in three different pathological settings:... more
Our research group focuses on the lymphatic system in three different pathological settings: lymphedema, obesity, and cancer. Our first goal is to uncover the pathology behind development and progression of cancer-related secondary lymphedema using mouse models and human biopsy samples. Our second area of research is obesity, a state of systemic low-grade inflammation that also causes severe lymphatic damage and dysfunction. Our research is aimed at modulating lymphatic structure and function in obesity to reduce the systemic inflammation and obesity-related metabolic syndrome. Last but not the least, we are also interested in understanding the role of tumor lymphatic vessels and lymphatic function in modulating immune tolerance or antitumor immunity.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mehrara, Babak

Research Focus: Our research group focuses on the lymphatic system in three different pathological settings:... more
Our research group focuses on the lymphatic system in three different pathological settings: lymphedema, obesity, and cancer. Our first goal is to uncover the pathology behind development and progression of cancer-related secondary lymphedema using mouse models and human biopsy samples. Our second area of research is obesity, a state of systemic low-grade inflammation that also causes severe lymphatic damage and dysfunction. Our research is aimed at modulating lymphatic structure and function in obesity to reduce the systemic inflammation and obesity-related metabolic syndrome. Last but not the least, we are also interested in understanding the role of tumor lymphatic vessels and lymphatic function in modulating immune tolerance or antitumor immunity.

Montreal Heart Institute

MARTEL, CATHERINE

Research Focus: Heart disease/lymphatics... more
Heart disease/lymphatics

National University of Singapore

HAZWANY, SYAZA

Research Focus: Secondary lymphedema, lipids/cholesterol, inflammation, macrophages... more
Secondary lymphedema, lipids/cholesterol, inflammation, macrophages

National University of Singapore

YING, LIM HWEE

Research Focus: Vascular biology, macrophage function and phenotype, cholesterol metabolish, atherosclerosis,... more
Vascular biology, macrophage function and phenotype, cholesterol metabolish, atherosclerosis, lymphatic diseases.

Natiuonal University of Singapore

ANGELI, VERONIQUE

Research Focus: Lymphatic function in lipid metabolism and pathophysiology of secondary lymphedema.... more
Lymphatic function in lipid metabolism and pathophysiology of secondary lymphedema.

Northwestern University

Thorp, Edward

Research Focus: The laboratory investigates crosstalk between lymphatics and inflammatory cells in cardiovascular... more
The laboratory investigates crosstalk between lymphatics and inflammatory cells in cardiovascular systems.

Northwestern University

DU, JING

Research Focus: I study angiopoiet tie2 signaling pathway in the development and function of the lymphatic system.... more
I study angiopoiet tie2 signaling pathway in the development and function of the lymphatic system.

Northwestern University

NORDEN, PIETER

Research Focus: Our laboratory investigates the role of FOXC1 and FOXC2 transcrption factors in various aspects of... more
Our laboratory investigates the role of FOXC1 and FOXC2 transcrption factors in various aspects of lymphatic development and function

Nuclear Medicine, Cristo Re Hospital

Tartaglione, Girolamo

Research Focus: I proposed a new scintigraphyc method for early diagnosis and management of lymphedema. Rest/stress... more
I proposed a new scintigraphyc method for early diagnosis and management of lymphedema. Rest/stress intradermal lymphoscintigraphy reduces considerably examination time, improving the quality of imaging. This approach is defined as functional imaging, it evaluates the effects of muscular exercise on lymph flow. I proposed a new approach in lymphatic mapping of oral cancer. The method is based on a comparison between early and later scan, in order to visualize lymphatic vessel and distinguish sentinel node and second tier nodes.

Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

SRINIVASAN, SATHISH

Research Focus: Developmental aspects of lymphatic vasculature signaling pathways.... more
Developmental aspects of lymphatic vasculature signaling pathways.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Research Centre University of Melbourne

GRIMM, LIN

Research Focus: Novel discovery of genes required for the lymphatic vasculature in health and disease using... more
Novel discovery of genes required for the lymphatic vasculature in health and disease using zebrafish as a model system.

St George's University of London

SACKEY, EGE

Research Focus: My research focus is on next generation sequence analysis for the identification of novel genes... more
My research focus is on next generation sequence analysis for the identification of novel genes driving the onset of lymphoedema and lipoedema.

St. George's University of London

MARTIN ALMEDINA, SYLVIA

Research Focus: Functional characterization of primary lymphedema... more
Functional characterization of primary lymphedema

St. George's University of London

KARAPOULIOU, CHRISTINA

Research Focus: I am investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying primary lymphedema.... more
I am investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying primary lymphedema.

St. Vincent's Institute of Medical Research

PILLAY, VINO

Research Focus: Investigating the effects of radiation on lymphangiogenesis, implications for lymphedema.... more
Investigating the effects of radiation on lymphangiogenesis, implications for lymphedema.

Stanford University School of Medicine

ROCKSON, STANLEY

Research Focus: lymphatic biology, lymphatic dx and therapeutics.... more
lymphatic biology, lymphatic dx and therapeutics.

Stanford University VA Palo Alto

JIANG, XINGUO

Research Focus: Lymphedema, lymphatic in organ transplant, lung disease and cancer.... more
Lymphedema, lymphatic in organ transplant, lung disease and cancer.

Texas A&M University

Dongaonkar, Ranjeet

Research Focus: Research in my lab focuses on lymphatic transport and its role in the intestinal and renal function... more
Research in my lab focuses on lymphatic transport and its role in the intestinal and renal function under normal and disease conditions. We employ integrative approaches leveraging a broad expertise in bioengineering, physiology and cell biology to study lymph flow regulation, vascular adaptation, lymphatic pump failure and hastened lymphedema resolution.

Texas A&M University

ZAWIEJA, DAVID

Research Focus: Understanding the mechanism that drive and regulate lymph flow and function.... more
Understanding the mechanism that drive and regulate lymph flow and function.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Mitchell, Brett

Research Focus: Renal lymphatics and hypertension (Recent RO1 grant funded by NIDDK)... more
Renal lymphatics and hypertension (Recent RO1 grant funded by NIDDK)

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

Rutkowski, Joseph

Research Focus: The Rutkowski Lab is interested in how changes in lymphatic vessel biology and physiology impact... more
The Rutkowski Lab is interested in how changes in lymphatic vessel biology and physiology impact disease progression in conditions of chronic tissue inflammation. Ongoing studies are identifying novel roles for lymphatics in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, lymphedema, and lipedema, in tissues from adipose tissue to the kidney. How lymphatics regulate the inflammatory response is a common thread in the lab’s work.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

CREED, HEIDI

Research Focus: Role of lymphatics in progression of actute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease, and if... more
Role of lymphatics in progression of actute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease, and if lymphangiogensis can mitigate progression to CKD.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

KUMARAVEL, SUBHASHREE

Research Focus: Lymphatic metastasis of cancer cells lead to more aggressive forms of cancer with less treatment... more
Lymphatic metastasis of cancer cells lead to more aggressive forms of cancer with less treatment options and poor survival rate. We are studying this cross talk between cancer cells and lymphatic endothelial cells.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine

ROY, SUKANYA

Research Focus: Exploring the role of lymphatics in cancer (bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma) micro-environment.... more
Exploring the role of lymphatics in cancer (bile duct cancer, cholangiocarcinoma) micro-environment.

The University of Chicago

Swartz, Melody

Research Focus: The Swartz lab is focused on building an integrated understanding of how lymphatics influence... more
The Swartz lab is focused on building an integrated understanding of how lymphatics influence interstitial fluid balance and regulation, immune system maintenance and education, and materials transport, in health versus disease. They use approaches from engineering, physiology, and immunology to reveal underlying mechanisms by which lymphatics fine-tune immune responses,  as well as develop translational applications such as in vitro model systems and novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Trust/University of Nottingham

KEELEY, VAUGHAN

Research Focus: Prevalence and impact of lymphoedema, early detection of breast cancer lymphoedema, quality of life... more
Prevalence and impact of lymphoedema, early detection of breast cancer lymphoedema, quality of life in lymphoedema/lipoedema.

University Medical Center Utrecht

FRENKEL, NICOLA

Research Focus: Studying the interation between colorectal cancer cells and lymphatic endonuclial cells... more
Studying the interation between colorectal cancer cells and lymphatic endonuclial cells

University Medical Center Utrecht

VAN DEN BENT, LOTTE

Research Focus: Investigating the role of the lymphatic system in the metastasis formation of colorectal cancer.... more
Investigating the role of the lymphatic system in the metastasis formation of colorectal cancer.

University of Aukland

MALDONADO, VICTOR

Research Focus: Lymphatic involvement in sepsis.... more
Lymphatic involvement in sepsis.

University of Bern Switzerland

PROUlX, STEVEN

Research Focus: Imaging of lymphatic function.... more
Imaging of lymphatic function.

University of Calgary

LIAO, SHAN

Research Focus: Lymphatic function during infection.... more
Lymphatic function during infection.

University of Calgary

VON DER WEID, PIERRE-YVES

Research Focus: Regulation of lymphatic functions in health and inflammatory diseases.... more
Regulation of lymphatic functions in health and inflammatory diseases.

University of California, San Francisco

DATAR, SANJEEV

Research Focus: Pulmonary lymphatic function in a model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood... more
Pulmonary lymphatic function in a model of congenital heart disease with increased pulmonary blood flow

University of Colorado

TERZIAN, TAMARA

Research Focus: My research is on lymphatic diseases and lymphedema using mouse models.... more
My research is on lymphatic diseases and lymphedema using mouse models.

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Tamburini, Beth

Research Focus: We study the interaction between the lymphatic endothelium and immune cells across organ systems. ... more
We study the interaction between the lymphatic endothelium and immune cells across organ systems.  Specifically we are interested in how the lymphatic endothelium promotes tissue homeostasis and how specific factors can contribute to lymphatic dysfunction.

University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus

Burchill, Matthew

Research Focus: My research focuses on how chronic inflammation drives lymphatic differentiation to regulate disease... more
My research focuses on how chronic inflammation drives lymphatic differentiation to regulate disease pathogenesis.  Specifically, we are examining how transcriptional and functional changes in the liver lymphatics influence immune cell recruitment and activation during chronic liver disease.

University of Geneva Medical School

HUGUES, STEPHANIE

Research Focus: Impact of lymphatic vessels on Tcell responses in cancer and autoimmunity.... more
Impact of lymphatic vessels on Tcell responses in cancer and autoimmunity.

University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute

KARAMAN, SINEM

Research Focus: VEGFR3 signaling in obesity and lymphatic function and the role of VEGFR3 signaling in intestinal... more
VEGFR3 signaling in obesity and lymphatic function and the role of VEGFR3 signaling in intestinal lacteal function.

University of Illinois Chicago

KITAJEWSKI, JAN

Research Focus: Mechanisms of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis.... more
Mechanisms of angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis.

University of Michican Medical School

KING, PHILIP

Research Focus: Lymphatic valve development and maintenance.... more
Lymphatic valve development and maintenance.

University of Michigan Medical School

King, Phil

Research Focus: My laboratory studies the intracellular signaling mechanisms that regulate the development and... more
My laboratory studies the intracellular signaling mechanisms that regulate the development and function of the lymphatic vascular system. We are particularly interested in understanding how inherited mutations in genes that encode intracellular signaling proteins result in lymphatic disease and how these diseases might be effectively treated. Most recently, we have become interested in understanding how the adaptive immune system promotes the development of secondary lymphedema.

University of Missouri

ZAWIEJA, SCOTT

Research Focus: Excitability of lymphatic muscle by sarcoendoplasimic reticulum calcium dynamics.... more
Excitability of lymphatic muscle by sarcoendoplasimic reticulum calcium dynamics.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Caron, Kathleen

Research Focus: My research program explores the G protein coupled receptor pathways that regulate lymphatic... more
My research program explores the G protein coupled receptor pathways that regulate lymphatic vascular function during development, adulthood and disease using genetically engineered mouse models, cell culture models, high resolution imaging and genomics approaches.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Pawlak, John

Research Focus: My research is at the intersection of lymphatic and cardiovascular biology, studying endothelial... more
My research is at the intersection of lymphatic and cardiovascular biology, studying endothelial plasticity and programming in specialized vascular beds with an interesting in improving our understanding of mechanisms and signaling pathways that could be targeted for the treatment of vascular diseases.

University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

HODGE, LISA

Research Focus: My lab is exploring the physiological effects of manual therapies on the lymphatic system using... more
My lab is exploring the physiological effects of manual therapies on the lymphatic system using animal models.

University of Norway/Oral Healthcare of Expertise in Western Norway

INDRELID, STINE

Research Focus: Our research focuses on lymphatic function in patients suffering from periodontitis.... more
Our research focuses on lymphatic function in patients suffering from periodontitis.

University of Oxford

JACKSON, DAVID

Research Focus: How leukocytes migrate from tissues to lymph nodes via lymphatics in inflammation and immunity.... more
How leukocytes migrate from tissues to lymph nodes via lymphatics in inflammation and immunity.

University of Pennsylvania

May, Michael

Research Focus: Our research is focussed on understanding the role of pro-inflammatory signaling mechanisms in... more
Our research is focussed on understanding the role of pro-inflammatory signaling mechanisms in regulating the pathophysiological function of blood and lymphatic endothelial cells in inflammatory and immune diseases. We are currently investigating the non-canonical NF-kB pathway in lymphatic endothelial cells using new mouse models that we have generated and we have identified a key role for this mechanism in controlling immune cell migration and lymph node development and function.

University of South Australia

HARVEY, NATASHA

Research Focus: Lymphatic vessel development, genetics of lymphatic vascular diseases (lympoedema, lipoedema,... more
Lymphatic vessel development, genetics of lymphatic vascular diseases (lympoedema, lipoedema, vascular malformations)

University of South Australia

KAZENWADEL, JAN

Research Focus: Transcriptional control of lymphatic endothelial cell identity, how lymphatic valves are constructed... more
Transcriptional control of lymphatic endothelial cell identity, how lymphatic valves are constructed and the molecules important for this process.

University of South Florida

Scallan, Josh

Research Focus: The laboratory of Dr. Joshua Scallan is focused on studying the mechanisms underlying 1) the... more
The laboratory of Dr. Joshua Scallan is focused on studying the mechanisms underlying 1) the regulation of lymphatic vessel permeability (i.e. barrier function), and 2) the embryonic formation and postnatal maintenance of lymphatic valves. Specifically, we hypothesize that mechanotransduction signaling events that begin at cell-cell junctions regulate both lymphatic permeability and valve development. We employ a unique combination of physiological and genetic approaches to answer these questions, including knockout and transgenic models.

University of South Florida

YANG, YING

Research Focus: Investigation novel molecular targets to treat lymphatic value to restore lymph flow in lymphedema... more
Investigation novel molecular targets to treat lymphatic value to restore lymph flow in lymphedema

University of Southern California

BUI, KHOA

Research Focus: I am currently investigation how post translational modification can impact major transcription... more
I am currently investigation how post translational modification can impact major transcription factors such as Proxl, and thereby lymphangiogenesis in developmental and pathological conditions

University of Southern California

HONG, YOUNG

Research Focus: We study lymphatic development and function.... more
We study lymphatic development and function.

University Of Sydney, Australia

Bertram, Chris

Research Focus: I create numerical models of the mechanics of lymph transport in collecting and initial lymphatic... more
I create numerical models of the mechanics of lymph transport in collecting and initial lymphatic vessels and network. Currently my detailed focus is on 3D finite-element modeling of intravascular lymphatic valves, and on the analysis of imaging data (supplied by U. of Lausanne) to determine the involvement of fluid flow stimuli in the formation of lymphatic valves in embryo.

Uppsala University

ULVMAR, MARIA

Research Focus: My lab aims to expand the current knowledge about the lymph node vascular specialization and new... more
My lab aims to expand the current knowledge about the lymph node vascular specialization and new lymphatic endothelon change in cancer disease.

Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

Makinen, Taija

Research Focus: My laboratory studies the mechanisms that control the development, homeostasis and function of the... more
vascular morphogenesis, endothelial cell heterogeneity, genetic mouse model, lymphedema, lymphatic malformation My laboratory studies the mechanisms that control the development, homeostasis and function of the lymphatic vasculature. In particular, we are interested in understanding how lymphatic endothelial cells communicate with the tissue environment to co-ordinate morphogenesis and organ-specific functional specialisation of the vasculature. We also investigate how regulators of developmental lymphangiogenesis impact on genetic human diseases including lymphedema and vascular malformations.

Vienna University of Technology

BACHMANN, BARBARA EVA MARIA

Research Focus: Organ on a chip, biomechanics, mechanobiology... more
Organ on a chip, biomechanics, mechanobiology

Washington University in St. Louis

Budge, Phillip

Research Focus: My lab focuses on lymphatic filariasis (LF) and other filarial infections, but with a particular... more
My lab focuses on lymphatic filariasis (LF) and other filarial infections, but with a particular interest in reducing the morbidity and disability that comes from lymphedema secondary to LF.  I am a co-investigator for the LEDoxy Study, which is testing the hypothesis that treatment with doxycycline can slow or even reduce lymphedema progression. My lab has also validated a new tool (portable 3D infrared scanner) for monitoring limb volume changes in patients with lymphedema.

Washington University in St. Louis

CZEPIELEWSKI, RAFAEL

Research Focus: Roles of lymphatic collecting vessels in the pathology of Crohn's Disease... more
Roles of lymphatic collecting vessels in the pathology of Crohn's Disease

Washington University School Of Medicine

WONG, BRIAN

Research Focus: I research the role of lymphatic vessels in solid organ transportation in the heart, lung and... more
I research the role of lymphatic vessels in solid organ transportation in the heart, lung and kidney.

Weill Cornell Medicine

SANTAMBROGIO, LAURA

Research Focus: Lymph Transport Composition... more
Lymph Transport Composition

Yale School of Medicine

Iwakiri, Yasuko

Research Focus: My lab studies lymphatic vascular system in the liver and pancreas.  We also study hepatic... more
My lab studies lymphatic vascular system in the liver and pancreas.  We also study hepatic microcirculation, mechanisms of liver fibrosis/cirrhosis and portal hypertension as well as liver regeneration.

Yale University School of Medicine

Eichmann, Anne

Research Focus: We are broadly interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms governing angiogenesis and... more
We are broadly interested in cellular and molecular mechanisms governing angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis. Our research has revealed Neuropilin2 and Semaphorin3A as novel regulators of lymphangiogenesis (Development 2002, J Cell Biol 2010, Circ Res 2012). We have also found that lymphatic endothelial button junctions in the small intestine control chylomicron uptake, and that zippering (closing) such junctions can prevent chylomicron uptake, thereby rendering mice resistant to diet-induced obesity (Science 2018). Our current research aims at understanding molecular mechanisms controlling development of lymphatic endothelial junctions, with the long-term goal to develop novel treatments to prevent dietary fat uptake and combat obesity.