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Barbara M. Schreiber

Schreiber-Barbara-1Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

Boston University School of Medicine
Silvio Conte Building, K207
72 E. Concord Street
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-638-5094
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BA, Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
PhD, Microbiology, Boston University, Boston, MA

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Larry Pessolano
Graduate Student
Christopher Bishop
Undergraduate Student

Research Interests

Research focuses on studying aortic smooth muscle cells and their role in atherosclerosis. The development of the disease is clearly associated with a chronic inflammation and the laboratory studies the role of inflammation on aortic smooth muscle cell function. A major focus has been studying acute phase serum amyloid A and smooth muscle cell lipid metabolism. Most recently, efforts have been directed at evaluating the role of periodontal disease on the vasculature with an eye toward poor birth outcomes. The lab relies on in vitro approaches (cell culture, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology) and in vivo mouse models of restenosis/atherosclerosis and periodontal disease.

Research Themes

Inflammation & ECM
Obesity & Metabolism
Cell Fate & Development

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