Thomas G. Christensen

Degree(s) - B.S., Ph.D.

Academic Title - Associate Professor (emeritus pending)

Education/Training -

B.S. Rutgers University
Ph.D. University of Vermont  

Research Interests -

  1. Quantitative image analysis of fibrotic lung abnormalities and their amelioration by drug intervention.
  2. Development of sensitive immunocytochemical methods to differentiate among the various types of amyloidosis.

Recent Publications -

Larson DL, TG Christensen, GD Sagar, EC Beyer. TGF-beta1 induces an accumulation of connexin43 in a lysosomal compartment in endothelial cells. Endothelium 2001; 8:255-60.

Izbicki G, MJ Segel, TG Christensen, MW Conner, R Breuer. Time course of bleomycin-induced lung fibrosis.   Int J Exp Pathol. 2002; 83 (3):111-9.

Segel MJ, G Izbicki, PY Cohen, R Or, TG Christensen, SB Wallach-Dayan, R Breuer. Role of interferon-gamma in the evolution of murine bleomycin lung fibrosis. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2003;  285: L1255-L1262.

Segel MJ, R Aqeilan, K Zilka, H Lorberboum-Galski, SB Wallach-Dayan, MW Conner, TG Christensen, R Breuer. Effect of IL-2-Bax, a novel interleukin-2-receptor-targeted chimeric protein, on bleomycin lung injury.  Int J Exp Path 2005; 86: 279-88.

Shapira OM, BR Eskenazi, E Anter, L Joseph, TG Christensen, CT Hunter, HL Lazar, JA Vita, RJ Shemin, JF Keaney  Jr.  Endoscopic versus conventional radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting: Functional and histological assessment of the conduit. J Thoracic Cardiovasc Surg, 2006; 131:388-94.

Contact Information

  • Telephone – 617-414-5060
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