2019 2018 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

2019 NIH-T35 Scholars
Amnie Ashour B.S.
Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Assessing Immunogenicity of using S. Aureus Evolved SortaseA (eSrtA) for creating anti-thrombogenic surface coatings on medical devices
Mentor: Elliot Chaikof M.D. Ph.D.
Anthony Lim B.S.
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI
Factors associated with aortic aneurysm sac regression and expansion after Endovascular Aneurysm Repair
Mentor: Marc Schermerhorn M.D.
Anuranita Gupta B.S.
Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Single Cell Genomics & Metabolomics of Vein Graft Failure and Gene-Targeted Therapy for Intimal Hyperplasia in Prosthetic Graft Failure
Mentors: Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk Ph.D. MBA, and Frank LoGerfo M.D.
Brian Tung B.S.
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
A20 maintains endothelial cell homeostasis in a KLF2-dependent manner
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D. Ph.D.
Christine Byun B.S. M.S.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Optimizing the Physical Properties of a Natural Biopolymer for Application as a Visceral Organ Sealant
Mentor: Steven Mentzer M.D.
Damian Hall B.S. M.S.
University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN
Pitavastatin Reduces Podocyte Cell Contraction
Mentor: Ramaswamy Krishnan Ph.D.
Patrick Joslin, B.S.
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia (CLTI): Validating Survival Predictions in CLTI Patients Who Have Undergone Infra-Inguinal Revascularization
Mentor: Marc Schermerhorn M.D.
Xiaoran Li, B.S.
Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Roxadustat Enhances Post-Pneumonectomy Compensatory Lung Growth
Mentor: Mark Puder M.D.

2018 NIH-T35 Scholars
Erin Driscoll, B.S. 
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Non-Canonical IKKE/TBK1 as Novel Targets in Obstructive Vascular Disease
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Joseph Nenow, B.S.
Brody School of Medicine (BSoM) at East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Mechanisms of MMP-3 in arterial calcification
Mentor: Raul Guzman, M.D.
Konstantin Tchalukov, B.S.
Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
Creating Biologic Velcro: Grafting Nanocellulose into Therapeutic Glycomateria coagulant phenotype of the endothelium
Mentor: Steven Mentzer, M.D.
Marisa Sewell, B.S.
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Reno, NV
Sustained Release of siRNA using Hydrogels for Application in Intimal Hyperplasia
Mentors: Frank LoGerfo M.D. and Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, Ph.D.
Roberto De La Rosa, B.S.
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Synthetic Ligand-Induced Aryl-Hydrocarbon Receptor (AhR) Pathway Modulation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Mentor: Elliot Chaikof M.D., Ph.D.
Sahir Jabbouri, B.S.
Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, Spokane, WA
Enhancing Liver Regeneration by Utilizing a VEGF Inhibitor
Mentor: Mark Puder M.D., Ph.D.
Vaishnavi Rao, B.S.
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Validation of Carotid Endarterectomy High Risk Criteria in Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Patients
Mentor: Marc Schermerhorn M.D.

2017 NIH-T35 Scholars
Ana Puala Morales Allende, B.A.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
PAR1 agonists stimulate APC-like endothelial cytoprotection
Mentor: Robert Flaumenhaft, M.D.
Anthony Norman, B.S.
Tufts University, School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Continuing Statin Dose beyond One year after Revascularization for Chronic Limb-threatening Ischemia is Associated with Higher Long-term Survival.
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Marianna Pavlyha, B.A.
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
Partial loss of A20 increases clot formation in venous thromboembolism by enhancing the pro-coagulant phenotype of the endothelium
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Aravind Sandilya Ponukumati, B.S.
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Rechargeable anti-thrombogenic coatings for medical devices
Mentor: Elliot Chaikof M.D., Ph.D.
Alykhan Moez Premji, B.S.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Targeting The Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor for The Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis.
Mentor: Elliot Chaikof M.D., Ph.D.
Kevin Swan, M.S.
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Effect of OSMI-1, a small molecule inhibitor of O-GlcNAc Transferase on phosphate-induced calcification of VSMCS.
Mentor: Raul Guzman M.D.
Jacqueline Vuong, B.A.
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
Topical administration of VEGF accelerates compensatory lung growth Nutrition- Dependent Patients.
Mentor: Mark Puder, M.D., Ph.D.

2016 NIH-T35 Scholars
Alyssa Flores, B.S.
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
PDE10A inhibition as therapy for post-angioplasty restenosis, Variability of toe pressure measurements in patients with chronic limb threatening ischemia.
Mentor: Raul Guzman, M.D.
Darshan Vora, B.S.
The George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
The Pathophysiology of A20 and Implications in Abdominal Aneurysms.
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Gabrielle Yee, M.S.
State University of New York at Buffalo, NY
Transfusion use in critical limb ischemia patients at BIDMC
Mentor: Marc Schermerhorn, M.D.
Maxwell Coll, B.A.
Georgetown University School of Medicine,
Washington D.C.
Arteriovenous Fistulas: Improving the quality of this Increasingly Important Procedure for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
Mentor: C. Keith Ozaki, M.D.
Sharjeel Chaudhry, B.S.
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington D.C.
Parmodulin- A Chemical activated protein C mimetic that protects endothelium in inflammatory disease.
Mentor: Robert Flaumenhaft, M.D., Ph.D., Bruce Furie, M.D.
Sriya Muralidharan, B.S.
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
TGF-β expression in intimal hyperplasia after TSP-2 and MARCKS siRNA treatment.
Mentors: Leena Pradhan- Nabzdyk, Ph.D., M.B.A, Frank LoGerfo, M.D.
Zachary Lans, M.S.
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School,
New Brunswick, NJ
Investigating Fish oil and Medium Chain Triglyceride Mixtures to Optimize Fat Delivery in Parenteral Nutrition- Dependent Patients.
Mentor: Mark Puder, M.D., Ph.D.

2015 NIH-T35 Scholars
Katherine A. Moravec, B.S.
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Reduction of foreign body response with an omniphobic implant technology
Mentor: Eliot Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D.
Rohan N. Kulkarni, B.S.
University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Adipose-Related Biomarkers Relate to 30 Day Wound Complications
Mentor: Charles Keith Ozaki, M.D.
Bennet Cho, B.A.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Optimizing Protocols to Rule-Out Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Patients Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition.
Mentor: Mark Puder, M.D., Ph.D.
Anshul Parulkar, B.A.
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
Increased eNOS expression and function: a novel mechanism for the vasculoprotective functions of A20.
Mentor: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Crystal Seldon, B.S.
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
Elevated phosphate levels associated with increased mortality in patients with critical limb ischemia.
Mentor: Raul Guzman, M.D.
Michael Auster, B.A.
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, ME
Optimizing Diabetic Cardiac Autonomic Nerve Fiber Density Quantification and Utilizing silencing RNA to knockdown TSP-2 expression in a rat model of intimal hyperplasia.
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D. & Leena Pradhan Nabzdyk, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Katherine Baker, B.S.
University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL
Identifying the Potential Substrates of Protein Disulfide Isomerase.
Mentor: Bruce Furie, M.D.

2014 NIH-T35 Scholars
Jack W. Aguilar
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
Monocyte-Derived IL-18 Involvement in Intimal Hyperplasia
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D. & Leena Pradhan-Nabzdyk, Ph.D.
John J. Hon
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
The Relation of the Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Threatened Limb (SVS WIFI) Classification System to Patient Outcomes
Mentor: Marc L. Schermerhorn, M.D.
James Kaan
Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
Injury-induced immune cell activation in a mouse model
Mentor: James A. Lederer, Ph.D.
Mangaladevi Patil
Alpert Medical School – Brown University, Providence, RI
A20 up-regulates eNOS expression and function to maintain endothelial cell homeostasis
Mentor: Christiane F. Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Natasha Resendes
Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Hanover, NH
The Role of A20 in Arterial Calcification
Mentor: Raul J. Guzman, M.D.
Ruhani Nanavati
Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
GPR120 mediates hepatoprotective effects of ω 3-fatty acids in ischemia reperfusion injury
Mentor: Mark Puder, M.D.
Da Yu (David) Yu
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
Adiposopathy in Perivascular Adipose Tissue of Carotid Endarterectomy Patients
Mentor: C. Keith Ozaki, M.D.

2011 William J. Von Liebig Scholars
Nyssa F. Fox
Medical University of South Carolina
Assays for smooth muscle cell migration as a model for graft vascular disease
Mentor: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
David Huie
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Comparative Studies in Burn Injury and Sepsis
Mentor: James Lederer, M.S., Ph.D.
Patric Liang
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Operative treatment trends for renal artery stenosis in the United States: surgical revascularization vs percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting
Mentor: Marc L. Schermerhorn M.D.
Nnaemeka N. Ndubisi
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Protein Disulfide Isomerase’s Exocytotic Pathway: Are SNARE Proteins involved?
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D., Barbara Furie, Ph.D.
Hunter S. Oliver-Allen
Indiana University School of Medicine
siRNA Transfection from Electrospun PET
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo M.D. & Leena Pradhan Ph.D.

2010 William J. Von Liebig Scholars
Ayodele Adesanya
Ohio State University University
College of Medicine (Columbus, Ohio)

“The effects of A20 on SMC-enriched miRNA”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
& Clayton Peterson, M.D.
Sarasijha Desikan
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
“Preventing injury-related sepsis by redirecting the immune system”
Mentors: James Lederer, M.S., Ph.D. & 
Akinoru Osuka, M.D.
Patrick Guthrie
Brody School of Medicine at
East Carolina University

“Validation of Microarray Analysis of the Differential Temporal Gene Expression in Selectively Isolated Vein Bypass Graft Endothelial and Smooth Muscle Cells”
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D., & 
Leena Pradhan, Ph.D.
Sarah Kim
Drexel University College of Medicine
“Identification and Characterization of a Novel Inhibitor of Protein Disulfide Isomerase”
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D., Barbara Furie, Ph.D.,
& Reema Jasuja, Ph.D.
Stan Wang
Northeastern Ohio Universities
College of Medicine

“In vitro models for transplant arterial disease”
Mentors: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D. & 
Sunyoung Jang, B.S.

2009 Summer Research Fellows
Kimberly Hoang
Ohio State Unviersity College of Medicine
“Phenotypic Influences of Radiation and Combined Injury on the Immune System”
Mentors: James Lederer, M.S., Ph.D.
Goro Tajima, M.D.
Frank Bauer
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
“Stents”
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.
Samuel Chen
University of California-Irvine
“Origin of Tissue Factor in the Laser Injury Model of Thrombosis: The Role of Subendothelial Smooth Muscle”
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D., 
Barbara Furie, Ph.D., 
Vivien Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Glenn Merrill-Skoloff, M.A.
Anish Geevarghese
Boston University School of Medicine
“The Effects of A20 on the Global Gene Expression Profile of Smooth Muscle Cells”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.,
Scott Damrauer, M.D.
Alejandro Torres-Hernandez
Drexel University College of Medicine
“Developing an in vitro model: siRNA directed against Mig and Itac in endothelial cells “
Mentors: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Wena Cho, B.S.
Monica Jain
Boston University School of Medicine
“Nerve Fiber Density And Diabetic Wound Healing”
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.
Leena Pradhan Ph.D.
Arthelma Chenee Tyson
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
“Confirmation of temporal cytokine gene expression patterns in canine vein bypass grafts”
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.
Zhen Huang, M.D.
2009 SUMMER RESEARCH SCHOLARS
Salvatore Pena
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
“Diabetic Vascular Paradox: Endothelial Progenitor Cells”
Mentors: Aristidis Veves, M.D., DSC.
Funded by Rochester Medical School
Premal Trivedi
Georgetown University, School of Medicine
“Comparison of percutaneous versus open access for endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms”
Mentors: Marc Schermerhorn, M.D.
Kristina Giles, M.D.
Funded by the Vascular Surgery Division

2008 Summer Research Fellows
Roy Arjoon
Boston University School of Medicine
“A20 Modulates Foxp3 And CD40 Expression In Smooth Muscle Cells”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.,
Jeffrey Siracuse, M.D.,
Scott Damrauer, M.D.
Atish Chopra
Visiting Research Fellow

Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
“Transfection Of Human Vein Bypass Grafts With Small Interfering Rnas Under Operative Conditions”
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.,
Michelle Martin, M.D.
Nicholas Andersen, M.D.
Lindsey Korepta
Michigan State Univ. College of Human Medicine
“Role Of MARCKS And P27 In Intimal Hyperplasia “
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.
Michelle Martin, M.D.
Kelly Harris
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
“CD14 Induction Following Burn Injury In Mice Is Influenced By TLR-4 But Independent Of Endotoxin”
Mentor: James Lederer, M.S., Ph.D.
Goro Tajima, M.D.
Charlotte Hwa
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
“Developing An In Vitro Model: SiRNA Directed Against IP-10 In Endothelial Cells”
Mentors: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Koichi Shimizu, M.D., Ph.D.
Marcus Jennings
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
“Nerve Fiber Density And Diabetic Wound Healing “
Mentors: Frank W. LoGerfo, M.D.
Leena Pradhan Ph.D.
Janice Thai
Stony Brook Univ. School of Medicine
“Contribution of endothelial cell tissue factor to thrombosis and hemostasis”
Mentors: Dr. Bruce Furie and 
Dr. Vivien Chen

2007 Summer Research Fellows
Danielle Bergsrud
University of Florida
“Cell patterning and migration; an in vitro model of smooth muscle cell chemotaxis in graft arterial disease”
Mentor: Dr. Richard N. Mitchell
Steven Deso
Boston University School of Medicine
“Neuropeptides and inflammatory cytokines in an in-vivo model of diabetic wound healing”
Mentors: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo, and
Dr. Leena Pradhan
Samuel Gasperan
3rd Medical Faculty Charles University Prague
“Temporal gene expression of prosthetic graft neointima”
Mentors: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo and 
Dr. Junaid Malek
Timothy Love
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
“Inflammation and vein graft disease:In vivo correlation and in vitro modulation”
Mentors: Dr. Michael S. Conte, 
Dr. Christopher D. Owens, and 
Dr. Karen J. Ho
Karam Moon
Case Western Reserve University
“The anti-inflammatory role of A20 in neointimal hyperplasia”
Mentors: Dr. Christiane Ferran and 
Dr. Soizic Daniel
Prathima Nandivada
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
“Endothelial cell activation: Imaging calcium mobilization in vitro and in vivo”
Mentors: Dr. Bruce and Dr. Barbara Furie and 
Dr. Benjamin Atkinson

2006 Summer Research Fellows
Lynn Choi
New York Medical College
“A20, a novel anti-angiogenic effect in endothelial cells”
Mentors: Dr. Christiane Ferran and 
Dr. Salvatore Scali
Faramarz Edalat
Boston University School of Medicine
“Silencing genes in human veins using RNA interference”
Mentor: Frank LoGerfo, M.D.
Nicholas Andersen
Xuemei Cai
Harvard Medical School
“Neuropeptides and inflammatory cytokines in an in vivo diabetic model of wound healing”
Mentors: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo,
Dr. Leena Pradhan and
Nicholas Andersen
Monica Jain
Boston University
“Angiogenesis and diabetic wound healing: The role of immunomodulators and neuropeptides”
Mentors: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo,
Dr. Leena Pradhan and
Nicholas Andersen
Michael Johnson
University of Washington, School of Medicine
“Investigating cryptic vs. coagulant tissue factor”
Mentors: Dr. Bruce and
Dr. Barbara Furie and
Dr. Benjamin Atkinson
Carolyn Kwak
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
“Co-patterning of smooth muscle and endothelial cells; an in vitro model of graft arteriopath”
Mentors: Dr. Richard N. Mitchell
Debra Cameron
Reagan Ross
University of Miami, School of Medicine
“Physiological and pathological changes of vascular nitric oxide production”
Mentors: Dr. Raouf Khalil and
Dr. Amanda Stennett

2005 Summer Research Fellows
Robert Bolash
University of Miami School of Medicine
Protective effects of A20 in diabetic retinopathy
Mentors: Dr. Christiane Ferran and
Dr. Soizic Daniel
Ian Driscoll 
University of Florida College of Medicine
“Delivery of siRNA to human vein segment”
Mentor: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo
worked with: Nicholas Andersen
Justin Gainor 
Harvard Medical School
Real-time in vivo imaging of platelets and von Willebrand factor in arterial thrombus
Mentors: Dr. Bruce and
Dr. Barbara Furie and
Chistophe Dubois
Sang Kim
Harvard Medical School
“Role of abelson tyrosine kinase and enabled in semaphoring-neuropillin mediated repulsive endothelial cell migration”
Mentor: Dr. Michael Klagsburn
Mary Catherine Olson
Ohio State University College of Medicine
“Chemokinesis of smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells on a patterned surface”
Mentors: Richard Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Debra Cameron
Bobak Azamian, Ph.D.
Min Jung Park
Brown Medical School
“Mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) expression in rabbit vein graft”
Mentors: Dr. Michael S. Conte and
Dr. Xin Xin Sui
Lena Caron
Guilford College
“In vitro mechanisms of non-distending pressure transfection”
Mentor: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo
worked with: Nicholas Andersen
Monica Jain
Boston University
“Gene silencing in vascular tissue”
Mentor: Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo 
worked with: Nicholas Andersen
Andrew Gulbis
University of Arizona Medical School
“Development of an in vitro model of graft arterial disease”
Mentors: Dr. Richard N. Mitchell and
Debra Cameron

2004 Summer Research Fellows
Nicholas Andersen
Harvard Medical School
“Silencing RNA: A novel approach to intimal hyperplasia gene therapy”
Mentors: Frank LoGerfo, M.D.
Thomas Monahan, M.D.
Anthony Giordano
SUNY Upstate Medical University
“Clinical investigations in Vascular Surgery”
Mentors: Frank LoGerfo, M.D.
Kakra Hughes, M.D.
Atul Kamath
Harvard Medical School
“Survivin modulates statin-induced apoptosis in smooth muscle cells”
Mentors: Michael Conte, M.D.
Grace Wang, M.D.
Xin Xin Sui, M.D.
Marc Mecoli
University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
“In vivo imaging of venous and arterial thrombi formation”
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D.
Erik Vandendries, M.D., Ph.D.
Regan Baird, Ph.D.
Mary Catherine Olson
Ohio State University College of Medicine
“Chemokinesis of smooth muscle cells and endothelial cells on a patterned surface”
Mentors: Richard Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Debra Cameron
Bobak Azamian, Ph.D.
Jeremiah Smith
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine

“The role of A20 in diabetic vasculopathy”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Gautam Shrikhande, M.D.
David Lam*
University of Ottawa
“Vein graft remodeling and adventitial angiogenesis: Regulation by Survivin”
Mentor: Michael Conte, M.D.
Grace Wang, M.D.
Xin Xin Sui, M.D.
*Lifeline Foundation Student Scholar in Vascular Surgery

2003 Summer Research Fellows
Alexander Gelbard
Tulane University School of Medicine
“Genomic expression patterns in arterio-venous prosthetic grafting”
Mentors: William C. Quist, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Kalish, M.D.
Caroline Groft
Cornell Medical School
“Mutational Analysis of A20 in smooth muscle cells”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Virendra Patel, M.D.
Eric Kim
Vanderbilt Medical School
“Developing a double staining procedure: Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization”
Mentors: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Koichi Shimizu, M.D.
Babak J. Orandi
University of Michigan Medical School
“In vivo imaging of arterial and venous thrombi formation”
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D.
Erik Vandendries, M.D., Ph.D.
Timothy Peterson
Washington University School of Medicine
“Survivin, an inhibitor of apoptosis, is transcriptionally upregulated in vein graft model”
Mentors: Michael S. Conte, M.D.
Xin Xin Sui, M.D.
Grace Wang, M.D.

2002 Summer Research Fellows
Kimberly H. Chong
University of Vermont College of Medicine
“Atheroprotective Functions of A20”
Mentors: Christiane Ferran, M.D., Ph.D.
Virendra Patel, M.D.
Douglas L. Constant
Tulane University School of Medicine
“Targeting AAV-mediated Gene Delivery to Vascular Cells”
Mentors: Michael S. Conte, M.D.
Hector Simosa, M.D.
Vinod Narra, M.D.
Joan Shen Hu
Harvard Medical School
“Characterization of the Interaction between VEGF and Neuropilin-1”
Mentors: Michael Klagsbrun, Ph.D.
Roni Mamluk, Ph.D.
Jonathan K. Kazam
Cornell Medical School
“The Role of Endothelial Cells in Graft Arterial Disease”
Mentors: Richard N. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Koichi Shimizu, M.D.
Jeffrey J. Link
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
“Genomics of Intimal Hyperplasia in Vein Grafts”
Mentors: William C. Quist, M.D., Ph.D.
David Willis, M.D.
Matthew D. Milewski
Georgetown University School of Medicine
“Real Time in vivo Investigation of Leukocyte Incorporation in Venous Thrombi”
Mentors: Bruce Furie, M.D.
Barbara Furie, Ph.D.
Seve Falati, Ph.D.

2001 Summer Research Fellows
Lea Alhilali from Harvard Medical School worked in the Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory located in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine building. The laboratory is divided into four modules dedicated to molecular biology, tissue culture, biochemistry and histology. Her mentors were Dr. William Quist and Matthew Phaneuf who advised her with her final project, “A Novel Surface for Protein Binding In Prosthetic Vascular Grafts.”
Jennifer Cho worked with Dr. Richard Mitchell and Dr. Koichi Shimizu. Jennifer is from Cornell Medical School and her final project was titled, “Characterization of Smooth Muscle Progenitor Cells in Murine Allograft Arteriopathy Lesions.”
Joaquim Havens from Harvard Medical School was in Dr. Michael Conte’s Laboratory. Dr. Conte’s laboratory is located in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine building and is affiliated with Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Joaquim’s final project was “Gene Transfer to Target Blood Vessel Inflammation by Up-regulating Cyp2j2 in Vascular Endothelial Cells.”
Joseph Martinez from University of New Mexico School of Medicine had the opportunity to work with Dr. Bruce Furie and Dr. Barbara Furie in the Hemostatis and Thrombosis laboratory. Joseph’s final project was entitled “Intravital Microscopy of Laser-induced Thrombosis in the Evaluation of Small Molecules Identified by Chemical Genetic Analysis of Platelets.”
Janis Taube’s research project focused on “Function of the Bcl Family Member A1 in the Vessel Wall.” Janis is from Tulane University School of Medicine and had the opportunity to work with Dr. Christiane Ferran. Dr. Ferran’s laboratory is located at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Research North.

2000 Summer Research Fellows
Daniel Catenacci worked with Dr. Michael S. Conte at the Harvard Institute for Human Genetics (HIHG) within the laboratory of Dr. Richard C. Mulligan. The HIHG is located in the newly constructed Harvard Institutes of Medicine, a state-of-the-art laboratory building located in the Longwood Medical Area. Focused on the development of genetic therapies, the Mulligan lab is a fully equipped, modern molecular biology facility. Daniel’s final project was entitled, “Factors Affecting rAAV Mediated Gene Delivery to Vascular Cells.”
Matthew Doane’s final project, “Elucidating the Role of Apolipoprotein-J in Intimal Hyperplasia,” came as a result of his work with Program Director, Dr. Frank W. LoGerfo and Dr. William C. Quist. The Vascular Surgery Research Laboratory, also located in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine (HIM), is divided into four modules dedicated to molecular biology, tissue culture, biochemistry and histology.
Dr. Christiane Ferran served as the advisor for Monet France who says she is “grateful for the chance to observe this great woman in science and medicine.” Dr. Ferran’s lab, located at Research North has a viral lab, a photography lab, tissue culture, and a diswash/autoclave cold room located on the same floor. Monet’s study was entitled, “Expression and Function of Cytoprotective Anti-apoptotic Gene A20 in Hepatocytes and Liver Disease.”
Matthew Heinz’s research focused on “Re-endothelialization of Denuded Arterial Segments Using Bone Marrow-derived Stem Cells Transduced by Lentivirus Vectors” and resulted from his work with Dr. Richard Mulligan, who works in the Laboratory of Molecular Medicine in the Enders Research Labs at the Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Institutes of Medicine.
Close Menu