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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