Featuring: Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Cell and Developmental Biology is a field that's integral to finding new therapies for a wide variety of diseases. At Feinberg, Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD, a vascular biologist, leads the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology as chair. In this episode, talks about her research and the future of cell-based treatments for diseases.
“I am really very passionate about blood vessels. They are tubes that permeate our body, but they impact both healing as well as they can accelerate or really make certain steps in disease progression worse. So, by manipulating blood vessels we can impact either the healing process or accelerate or even eliminate certain diseases.”
Iruela-Arispe, now an internationally recognized vascular biologist, says her interest in the field of cell biology, and specifically in endothelial cells, began as a graduate student. Since that time has published more than 200 papers and now leads Feinberg’s Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.
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Recorded on April 20, 2022.
This podcast was originally released by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in March 2022.
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Chair, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Stephen Walter Ranson Professor of Cell Biology
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
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